Is masturbating good for your immune system?
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Is masturbating good for your immune system?

Published
Feb 12, 2021
Author
maude team

Introducing: “vitamin O”.

In the name of “self-improvement,” there are ample generally recommended points of entry: physical exercise, a small army of skin serums, financial advisory, multi-vitamins, the occasional Brené Brown novel. And alternatively: there’s masturbation—which is theorized to bolster your immune system.

Sure, orgasm at large has its medicinal qualities. But as we continue to face fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, masturbation, in particular, is of the essence. Think about it: it’s beneficial in its self-sufficiency (and thus its compliance with present quarantine mandates), it’s easy to squeeze into your schedule (you’re only planning around...you), and it’s good for morale (hello to month 09294 of working from home).  That’s before we even get to the immuno-advantages—of which there are numerous. Case-in-point:

Hormone health
You know that sense of release that comes from, well, coming? It’s real.  Orgasm is a natural anxiety reducer. It helps to decrease cortisol levels—the hormone most closely related to stress—which can work as both a sleep aid and a balm for endless, loaded workdays.  And it can lend some luster back to your skin

Sleep hygiene
Something else about those aforementioned stress-reducers: they’re great for sleep. The occasional bedtime orgasm is great for promoting a healthy rest—which, in turn, works wonders to keep your immune system up to par. 

Heart rate
Sexual pleasure is also good for your heart rate. Doing the deed helps to spike both blood pressure and heart rate, just like any other form of cardio, which helps release endorphins, burn calories, and can lower the risk of a heart attack

Immunity
Perhaps most importantly, studies have shown that active orgasm can increase your white blood cell production, which is to say, there’s a direct link between getting off, and fighting disease. And it goes without saying that the former is far more fun than popping a vitamin C tablet. 

While the medical community is not quite prepared to fully endorse masturbating as a go-to means of ramping up white blood cell production, there are hardly any downsides to adding the occasional O to your daily vitamin regimen.  After all, your body will no doubt thank you for the more restful sleep, the glowing skin, and...the pleasure. 

Is masturbating good for your immune system?

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