10 reasons you should be masturbating during your period

10 reasons you should be masturbating during your period

10 reasons you should be masturbating during your period

Masturbation could improve your period.

In these divisive times, there’s one thing we can all agree on, and that’s orgasms = good. Whether you’re a conservative Republican, or a far-left Democrat, chances are you wouldn’t turn down one of the best feelings in the world. 

Orgasms are great for obvious reasons, but they’re also awesome for relieving stress, and hitting that sweet crotch high can momentarily take your mind off whatever it is that’s bringing you down. 

But as fantastic as orgasms are, they’re not the only reason to make sweet love to yourself, especially during your period. When it comes to alleviating some of the uncomfortable feelings sometimes associated with this part of your cycle, it’s mostly about the journey, and not necessarily the destination. 

Here are 10 reasons why you should be masturbating every single day during your period.

  1. Your breasts can be massaged to help with tenderness. During the time around your period, breasts can become extra tender, making them feel heavier, swollen, and just uncomfortable. Laying down and giving your boobs some much-needed massage as self foreplay serves the dual purpose of getting you ready for that wonderful good feeling, and giving you an opportunity to check for any anomalies in their texture. 
  2. Your back will appreciate the break while you’re laying down. Some unlucky people get back pain during their period, perhaps due to the hokey-pokey your uterine lining is performing in this part of your cycle while it’s shedding and releasing prostaglandins. Just having a nice lay down can improve back pain immensely, so take it easy.
  3. Masturbating before bed can help you sleep. During this part of your cycle, you could be experiencing some difficulty getting to sleep. One of the best times to masturbate is right before bed, and some science suggests orgasms can help you get to sleep easier. 
  4. Orgasms release feel-good chemicals. Some people get super sad and/or emotional during this time in their cycle. Like, cry at Charmin commercials sad. (It’s me. I’m the people.) Nothing turns a frown upside down like a good old-fashioned orgasm session. 
  5. Food and self-love are a great combination when it comes to periods. Incorporating sexy foods like chocolate sauce and other sweets doesn’t have to be something you only do with a partner. Who says you can’t grab a can of whipped cream and get wild with yourself? You do you. Literally. 
  6. Masturbation could help you focus. Foggy period brain is said to be a thing, but you know what else is a thing? The sharpness of a mind driven by sexual desire. It’s literally one-track, and it can help reset your thoughts if they’re swirling too fast.
  7. You need orgasms more than ever when you’re menstruating. Even though period sex can be a fantastic undertaking, some people still aren’t super excited to throw a towel down and get to business when they’re bleeding, but being shy is no reason you should go without. You need the good feeling chemicals sex releases now more than ever.
  8. Masturbation could help soothe your cramps. Trying to do anything during intense abdominal cramps associated with your menstrual cycle can be nothing short of infuriating. You want me to exercise? Hard pass. I think I’ll take a small, vibrating machine to my genitals instead.
  9. Alone time is vastly improved by multiple orgasms. Withdrawing from social situations can be a common side effect of your period. Take advantage of that alone time and get to know yourself better, inside and out, no judgements.
  10. Touching yourself can remind you of how beautiful you are. Yes, you! When you’re bleeding, bloated and breaking out because of your biology it’s easy to forget you’re absolutely a stunning person. Stop and reconnect with your wonderful body.

 

Writer: Rachel Kane is a Blewish (half black/half Jewish) writer living in L.A. with her dog, cat and husband. Her favorite film is “Showgirls” and her favorite word is “yes.” Follow Rachel @WTForever21

Medically reviewed by: Jahnavi Curlin, MD-MPH candidate and women's health aficionado. Find her on Twitter @jahnavi_curlin and at her website, curlincommunications.com.

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