If there is one truth that has surfaced after Malusi Gigaba’s rather scandalous sex tape was uploaded to PornHub, it is that South African men are not reluctant to masturbate. It is believed that as many as 25.5% of guys in Mzansi spanks the proverbial monkey every day according to a Sunday Time Lifestyle survey. Apart from obviously being very enjoyable, frequent masturbation can also benefit your general health and well-being tremendously while also boosting your performance in the sack. If you aren’t entirely convinced that polishing the family jewels can add years to your life, the following information might help convince you otherwise.
It helps you sleep better
Did you know that nearly 40% of South Africans do not sleep enough according to the South African Society of Sleep Medicine (SASSM)? While there are countless remedies on the market that can aid sleep, masturbation can do the job just as well, completely free of charge. When a man ejaculates, a slew of chemicals such as vasopressin, prolactin, and oxytocin are released which all contribute towards getting a good night’s sleep. Masturbation also acts as a natural sedative by helping to reduce the effects of daily anxiety and stress, leaving you feeling increasingly relaxed and ready to sleep.
It helps you last longer in the sack
Whether you prefer a traditional hands-on approach to masturbation or have invested some of your hard-earned money in a range of sex toys such as fleshlights and masturbation sleeves, rubbing one out can actually improve your performance in bed. Masturbating approximately an hour before a special date can help you control your impulses better, giving you more control over your ejaculation. It also helps you build stamina so that you are able to last longer than the expected 10 minutes between the sheets with your babe. You can systematically build up your endurance by not allowing you to climax right away while masturbating, but instead stopping, shifting your thoughts to something non-sexual, and once flaccid, commence until you do ejaculate.
It improves your cardiac health
We all know cardio workouts are good for our health but what if you just can’t picture yourself running or cycling on a regular basis? Frequent masturbation has been found to be of great benefit to the human heart with men who have at only one orgasm a month being 45% more likely to suffer from a heart attack than those who climax at least twice a week according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology. While this does not mean that you will live to be a hundred years old by masturbating every chance you get, it may help reduce your risk of succumbing to a heart attack at an early age.
Now that you know that frequent masturbation may actually be of benefit to your health you don’t have to feel so guilty about your solo sex sessions anymore. As long as you masturbate in the private and don’t become addicted to pleasuring yourself you can only but benefit from stroking your meat every so often.