Forget everything you ever heard about keeping your hands out of your pants, guys. Tenga, a Japanese sex toy, recently polled 1200 people in the U.S. about their masturbation habits and overall health and the results may surprise you.
Men who masturbate 4 times a week or more showed 4 major health benefits:
- They visited the doctor less often for injury or illness
- They had higher body confidence
- They were more likely to be employed
- They had 3x more orgasms!
Now, we don’t know if increased masturbation will magically find you a job, but we do know that men who masturbate regularly can reap several health benefits including:
A big boost of happy hormones: Masturbation and orgasm releases oxytocin, the happy hormone, into your blood stream giving you a feeling of euphoria and well-being. It is a fantastic stress reliever as well
A cardiovascular workout: We’re not suggesting you skip your visits to the gym, but masturbation and orgasm do help get the blood flowing and elevate the heart rate, which is a great thing.
Better body image: Studies show that men who masturbate regularly and who are generally sex positive have better body image and self-esteem. They also tend to take better care of their bodies in general through diet and exercise.
A lowered risk of prostate cancer: Recent studies by Harvard Medical School are showing that men who orgasm more often may have a decreased risk of prostate cancer. Men aged 40-49 who ejaculated 21 or more times a month had a 22% lower risk of developing the disease.