Female masturbation is rarely spoken about, however there are multiple health benefits when it comes to spending some sexy alone time!
Did you know that August 8 is International Female Orgasm Day? Truly a day to celebrate! Australian website My Little Black Book is challenging women to put themselves (and their pleasure) first and really ‘Own Your Orgasm’.
“International Female Orgasm Day is about owning your sexuality, enjoying it and being proud of it,” Sydney-based sex therapist and My Little Black Book ambassador Christina Spaccavento explains.
“It’s a great opportunity for women to celebrate their sexuality and devote time to some self-loving. Masturbation is incredibly empowering because it helps us take control of our sexuality. You’re not leaving it up to someone else to fulfil your needs.”
According to a recent survey conducted by My Little Black Book, 11 percent of Australian women do not have sex with themselves – this despite the great benefits masturbation has for women.
Here are top five reasons you should celebrate International Female Orgasm day everyday!
1. Masturbation helps you relax
During sex and orgasm, feel good hormones and chemicals that help us to experience relaxation are released in the body. Masturbation is simply sex with yourself, so by masturbating we are able to experience the same relaxing and calming effects as we do when we have sex with someone else!
2. Masturbation can assist with period pain
For some women, it has been noted that the rhythmic contractions of the uterus during orgasm can assist with period pain.
3. Masturbation boosts your self-esteem
Masturbation helps you to become comfortable with your body, can help build self-confidence, sexual confidence and self-esteem, all the building blocks of self-love.
4. Masturbation improves your relationship
Masturbation gives you the opportunity to connect with your body and understand exactly what it is that you like. By doing this, you’re in a better space to communicate your sexual needs to a partner. Research has shown that women who can communicate with their partner, both about sexual and non-sexual matters, tend to have better relationships.
5. Masturbation is empowering
Masturbation is incredibly empowering because it helps women take control of their sexuality; you’re the one taking charge rather than leaving it up to someone else to fulfil your needs.
So ladies, make sure you enjoy yourselves today.