Every human has sexual needs, which in one way or the other has to be gratified. And one safe way of satisfying it is self-pleasuring.

Besides, you do not want to risk yourself getting caught breaking the law. Since some parts of Australia have strict laws against soliciting and receiving money especially in public places in exchange for sex, then you do not want to end up being in jail for it. On the other hand, the risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection is high when you have unprotected sex with multiple partners.

Alternatively, if you frequent strip clubs, you know the rule that you are not allowed to touch the strippers, which is quite a let-down. This will heighten your sexual tension throughout the entire experience, and the only release you get will be through touching yourself.

So whether you have a partner or not, self-pleasuring is actually good. It might be taboo for you to talk about this, but it is proven that masturbation, in reality, is beneficial to your health in many ways. If you want to know why here is a list for you.

1. Prevents cancer

According to a Harvard research in 2004, men who have ejaculated for at least 21 times in a month are less likely to develop prostate cancer in comparison to those who do infrequently. Since carcinogenic toxins build up over time in your urogenital tract, releasing those contaminants is said to help flush out the bad guys from your system, thus cutting your chances of having such a disease by at least 33 percent.

2. Makes erections better

Staying up longer might become a problem in the years to come, and one thing that could save you from such fate is having frequent erections. And there is no other way than to do it on your own. You do not need to have a partner for stimulation; all you need to do is to recall the sexy lap dance you had at a strip club. Voila, you are up!

In the 2008 study published in The American Journal of Medicine, it was concluded that men who are sexually stimulated for at least three times a week have an extremely low chance of developing erectile dysfunction. This is in stark comparison to those who only have less than one sexual activity per week.

3. Helps with lasting longer

Do you have problems with premature ejaculation? A problem common in most men, this is a major turnoff especially if you want to impress your partner with your virility and machismo.

However, you do not have to worry. One thing that you can do to solve this problem is through training yourself to last longer. Self-pleasuring will help train your mind and body to respond to stimulus and increase your sexual stamina in order for you to endure long periods of carnal pleasure.

4. Increases immunity

As stated by the physician, Jennifer Landa, ejaculation will increase the release of a hormone called cortisol. This hormone helps the body manage stress-levels and metabolise fat and sugar for energy, which is needed for better immunity.

Likewise, a study published in the medical journal, Neuroimmunomodulation, stated that during masturbation the body increases the number of leukocytes in the bloodstream. This helps maintain the immune system and kill foreign microorganisms like bacteria and viruses.

5. Boosts Mood

When you are dead tired from work or from dealing with various types of people, then you might need a time alone to recharge. And there is nothing more satisfying than pleasuring yourself to the point of release.

Clinical sexologist, and Sexpert and Loveology University founder, Ava Cadell, Ph.D., has stated that masturbation serves as an antidepressant and de-stressor. This is due to the release of endorphins such as oxytocin and dopamine from the brain. Consequently, these neurotransmitters will give you the amazing feeling of euphoria, especially during orgasm.

6. Improves sleep

When you have trouble sleeping and you don’t want to rely so much on pills, then self-pleasure is a cost-effective alternative for you.

Upon achieving climax, Science Line reports that your brain releases neurotransmitters such as vasopressin, prolactin, and oxytocin, which naturally has a sedative effect. This helps you with releasing the built-up tension in your body, thus making you feel relaxed and ready to hit the sack in a matter of minutes.

7. Enhances heart health

For those men who have at least one orgasm per month, the chances of contracting a particular form of cardiovascular disease increases by 45 percent. This is according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.

However, when a man frequently masturbates for at least twice per week, blood circulation is expected to improve and heart rate to increase, thus reducing the likelihood of having a heart attack by a notch.

8. Gives a youthful glow

Do you feel a little bit grumpy these days? If the fine lines are bothering you, then you might need a hand.

According to Dr. David Weeks, a British clinical psychologist, men and women who have sex for at least three times a week appear to look younger compared to those who do not. This is based on a survey conducted on individuals between the ages of 40 and 50.

9. Allows release of sexual tension

If for whatever reason, you do not have a sexual partner for the moment, then you have an alternative to satisfying your sexual urges. Through self-pleasuring, you can achieve orgasm. Just be creative with how you do it. Besides, you have sex toys to help you with this.

It is a natural process for people to experience a decrease in sexual drive as they age. But you can delay this by pleasuring yourself more often. This will not only help with increasing your stamina and ability to last longer in bed, this will also ultimately improve your quality of life.