Fingering out the benefits of female masturbation

By Bhakti Paun Sharma

Women and masturbation; there was a time when all hell would have broken loose had these two words been used in the same breath. Unlike males, females have forever been asked to suppress their desires in the name of culture. As a result, even masturbation was an unknown territory for the longest time, and a forbidden one even after. Even though we are in the 21st century, and times are slowly changing with the acceptance of liberal views, female sexuality is still much of a taboo in a country like ours which runs on familial values and concepts and considers sex and desires as sins. Various scary superstitions were also promoted to keep women away from pleasuring themselves. For example, they were told that masturbation is an evil practice that would lead to blindness, impotency, acne, and more. The number of women who masturbate is less than half of the men; and these figures comprise only the reported ones which come majorly from urban and woke people. Remote areas cannot even fathom the fact that women have desires.

However, all of it is a myth. Masturbation is actually healthy for you and studies and research have proved the same. Sexologist and founder of Infinity Clinic, Delhi, Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal, MD Psychiatry shares with us some of these pros of masturbation.

Encourages exploration of self

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Many women are unaware of their own anatomy and how they can pleasure themselves. Masturbation encourages them to explore and understand their own bodies and fall in love with it. After all, you’ll only discover what stimulates you sexually when you caress yourself; and it is only then you can boldly tell your partner the same too.

Helps you sleep better

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Orgasms lead to a massive release of endorphins, which promote a deep sleep and produce an intense sensation of all being well. Masturbation before bedtime will give you a good night’s sleep.

Breaks the dry spell

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Casual sex is not everyone’s cup of tea and there are times when you may not be ready to be in a relationship, emotionally or physically. For those times, masturbation is the best way to release the sexual tension and satiate your libido.

Busts that pain

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Endorphins, which are released in massive numbers as you orgasm, act as natural painkillers. These help not only with migraine pains, but also the cramps related to menstruation. While sex toys and fingers may not be your choice at that point of time, you can try different positions of rubbing and throbbing to reach your ultimate goal.

Eases that stress

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As per a study, it takes a woman to reach orgasm in about four minutes, when she masturbates; which is a good way of getting rid of all the worries and indulging in a few stolen moments of satisfaction and happiness.

Promotes and promises better sex

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It is a false belief that masturbation leads to a damp sex life for it raises the bar too high. Yeah, apparently women reaching a climax during sex is a high bar. Nevertheless, masturbation is one of the best ways to improve your sex life for you can educate your partner and guide him or her towards your sexual points in a better way.

A finger a day, truly keeps dissatisfaction and sadness away. So, flick your pot honey, because masturbation is here to stay. 

We’ll take your leave with this glorious parting message.

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