You heard that right. Masturbation is actually good for health. Its not just the men who enjoy the benefits of masturbating; it is the women too who gain a lot out of it. It is good for women’s health to do so. The only thing that should be taken care of is that it should not become an obsessive disorder. If you are able to control that, then there is no harm in doing it.
In fact, many sexologists and clinicians believe that when a woman masturbates, it helps her know a lot more about her sexual behaviour and responses. During masturbation the fluid from the sexual glands help in increased circulation in these organs. Some women prefer to masturbate to ease their menstrual cramps.
Over 70 per cent of women have reported to have experienced better orgasm while masturbating, rather than having sex. So, that may imply women having a better time off with themselves than with men. The health benefit is that it prevents cervical infection and urinary tract infection.
For men, apart from it being a release, it helps them get rid of their old sperm. After masturbation, the old sperm is released making way for new ones which is a very sign for men. Also, the risk of having prostate cancer is also reduced.
Apart from the medical benefits, masturbation has emotional and psychological benefits. It is a good mood elevator and an excellent stress buster. It also helps improve sexual relationship with yourself as well as your partner.
It is important to not view masturbation as something immature and shameful. It is something very normal which sexually active people do. It is not a bad thing and should not be viewed as a taboo. Masturbation has good effects on your body and mind. But the main catch in it is not to be doing it like a neurotic fixation. If that part is under control, just go ahead and do it.