SEX ED : How Masturbation Can Help With Pain Relief

One of the greatest benefits of masturbation - beyond pleasure - is that it is a source of natural pain relief.

 

Masturbation to orgasm involves the release of a cascade of neurotransmitters, including serotonin and dopamine (for those good feelings), as well as prolactin and oxytocin. Oxytocin is a miracle worker: among its many benefits, it can lower our levels of cortisol (the stress hormone), aiding in both better sleep and a sense of relief. According to clinical health psychologist Dr. Jade Wu, oxytocin can help reduce pain levels for those with chronic issues such as migraines or back pain. It can also help people better handle acute pain, such as the cramping symptoms of PMS.

Written by:

A Annett