It’s not everyday that we get told something we love is good for us, but modern science has proven once again that responsible porn viewing and masturbation can actually benefit a person’s overall health. In fact, a recent article states that there are at least a dozen advantages to reaching orgasm. Interestingly enough, the more you do it, the better you look and feel. Who would have guessed it?
It gets even more interesting than that though. As it turns out, there’s a limit to the number of orgasms a human being can have in one month before he or she starts to pay the price for repetitive pleasure. Things sort of level out once you reach a certain point, but that doesn’t negate the efficacy of a good nut. And since that limit is a relatively new discovery with somewhat incomplete scientific backing, many sexual behavior experts automatically blame porn and masturbation for things that have more to do with the individual than the habits themselves.
The Top 6 Ways to Include Porn and Masturbation into Your Life in a Healthy Way
What ends up being concluded is that porn and masturbation are both healthy and helpful activities that can be enjoyed by anyone as long as it doesn’t cause injury, heartbreak or damage. Studies have shown that people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations enjoy pornographic material and/or masturbation. Getting rid of it completely would do no good for society, but responsible use can shed new light on the validity of these practices.
On the other hand, these conclusions are seldom discussed in lieu of contrary agendas that would see sexually explicit imagery completely wiped off the face of modern-day map. Fortunately, there’s plenty of evidence to support the benefits, not just the drawbacks.
As a matter of fact, the following 5 points are ways that moderate porn use and/or masturbation can improve your life:
- Both May Assist with Erectile Dysfunction
Having sex and/or masturbating to porn often can make it easier for you and/or your partner to get it up despite problems with erectile dysfunction. Studies have shown that being exposed to sexually explicit material and/or stimulating masturbation sessions can instigate feelings of arousal when one existed before. After all, what do you think they use at sperm banks to get men to cum in cups?
- Both Can Make Long-Distance Relationships More Successful
Porn and masturbation can make long-distance relations easier to maintain, not to mention more satisfying. In fact, some of today’s best couples-friendly sex toys are designed specifically to enhance long-distance love affairs by promoting the use of pornography and/or masturbation alongside high-tech features and user-friendly interfaces. If it weren’t for sexually explicit material and/or the proven need for occasional masturbation, those high-end toys would not exist.
- Both Are Ideal for Safe Sexual Exploration
Watching porn helps give viewers ideas about things to try in the bedroom. That same thing is also what drives some people to become sex addicts, but it’s not a guarantee that every person will become addicted to pornography and/or masturbation because of frequent enjoyment thereof. As a matter of fact, sexual therapists and relationship counselors often suggest watching porn movies and/or engaging in voyeuristic masturbation sessions as ways to rekindle lost flames in long-term relationships.
- Both Can Improve Your Endurance
You’ve probably heard it said that masturbating before having sex with a partner can prolong your endurance and make it harder for you to ejaculate prematurely. Not only is that completely true but it’s also only half of the story. Especially for those who suffer from premature ejaculation, frequent masturbation (with or without porn as inspiration) can increase sexual stamina while also increasing your confidence as a result.
- Both Support Fidelity in an Exclusive Relationship
Being in a monogamous relationship is a big responsibility. Temptation is everywhere, but porn and masturbation can make it easier to fight through your urges and remain faithful to your partner. Whether looking at porn to satisfy sexual fantasies or masturbating to relieve unmet desires, both habits can support fidelity in long-term, monogamous relationships. This is especially true when high-quality couples-friendly sex toys are involved.
- Both Can Create Bonds Between Partners
Watching porn together and/or engaging in mutual masturbation is a fun, interesting and exciting way to strengthen the interpersonal bonds between you and your partner(s). According to every independent study known to Man, frequent masturbation (under the right circumstances) and regular enjoyment of pornography can create a bond that traditional sex cannot. The sheer act of pushing the envelope together can make for an incredible connection.
Tips for Enjoying Porn and Masturbation Responsibly
Although there are many proven benefits to enjoying pornography and/or masturbation, it’s important to understand that responsible use should always be a number one priority. To determine whether you’re being responsible or not, answer the following 3 questions:
- Do I ever feel like I’m living a double life because of my masturbation and/or pornography habits?
- Have I ever hurt anyone or damaged any relationships and/or career opportunities because of my sexual compulsions?
- Am I ever guilty of hiding and/or lying about my pornography and/or masturbation because of shame?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you’re most likely the reason why porn and masturbation have such a bad reputation. Seek help immediately.