Let’s face it, masturbation is fun. And it’s a great activity to spend time doing when you’re bored.

So in lieu of erotica for this week’s Masturbation Monday, I’ve decided to give you a list of reasons to get your hands a little dirty and get yourself off.

Here’s Caitlyn’s 21 reasons to masturbate!

Masturbation Feels Good

Masturbation creates pleasure, and, therefore by its very nature, feels good. Whether it’s a massage, eating chocolate, or playing with your pecker or pussy, feeling good is a natural desire sought by mankind. Indulge yourself today!

It Makes You Feel Good

Masturbation increases oxytocin and dopamine output in the brain, both of which increase happiness and improve your mood. Both of these chemicals are responsible for the euphoric feeling you get post-orgasm, and make you feel oh-so-good. Oxytocin is also released by stimulating the pussy, so even if you don’t get off, you still reap the benefits.

It Relieves Stress

Because you’re focused on one thing when you masturbate, primarily getting off, it gives you a sense of mindfulness that helps to calm the mind and relieve stress. The release of orgasm, both on your body and mind, also helps let go of the things that are weighing you down.

Masturbation Helps You Sleep Better

With a combination of physical exertion and neurotransmitter release, including oxytocin and vasopressin, masturbation can be as effective as a sleeping pill. If you find yourself suffering from insomnia, try getting off instead of counting sheep, you may be surprised by the ease that you drift off.

It Can Help You Lose Weight

With the increase in oxytocin, your craving for comfort foods are lessened. The surge in oxytocin creates an increase of CCK, which directly effects your appetite. So if those last few pounds are clinging to your hips, consider adding a daily dose of masturbation into your wellness routine.

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It Helps With Cramps

A visit from Aunt Flo is no reason to forgo some self-love. As a matter of fact, masturbation can help with the aches and pains in multiple ways. The physical act of orgasming makes the uterus contract, which relieves cramps. And because cumming increases feel good chemicals, it reduces pain levels as well.

Masturbation Increases Circulation

When you masturbate, you sexual responses are engaged. When this happens, your heart beats harder and your blood pressure increases, increasing the blood flow throughout your body. This increase in circulation is good for all sorts of things, including circulatory issues.

It gives You a Glow

The hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is naturally produced in the brain and works hand in hand with our sexual functioning. When you orgasm, you experience a surge in DHEA, which often adds a glow to your skin and gives you a youthful appearance.

It Boosts Your Immune System

When you masturbate, a small amount of cortisol, aka the stress hormone, is released. The cortisol can give you a short-term boost in your immune system and help you fight off sickness.

Masturbation Helps With Digestion

Because masturbation calms the mind, it in turn calms the stomach. Symptoms such as cramping, indigestion, and bloating can be reduced due to the relaxation and calm that occurs post-orgasm because of the increase in oxytocin in the body.

It Lowers the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Research shows masturbation can lower the risk of prostate cancer. Believed to occur because it keeps things moving and fresh, cumming on a regular basis keeps your prostate working and your pipes clean.

It Can Lower the Risk of UTI and Cervical Infections

When ladies cum, the cervix tents. With the tenting and the uterine contractions, fluids are flushed through the lower body, removing bacteria and germs. That means if you want to keep your va-jay-jay as clean as possible, you better be touching it on a regular basis.

It Keeps Your Vagina Fit

Like many things in life, if  you don’t use it, you lose it. And your vagina is no different. Without regular working out, your pelvic floor muscles begin to weaken. But masturbation can help. When you orgasm, your pelvic floor muscles contract, strengthening your vagina and grip.

It Helps You Learn Your Body

It’s your body, you should know it better than anybody else. And the only way to get to know it is to touch it and learn its responses. Learn what feels good and the different kinds of sensations that occur. That way you know how to make things happen, and you know how to show others how to do it too.

It Helps Your Partner, Too

When you know how to get yourself off, you can show someone else how to do it too. But if you don’t know, how in the hell are you going to coach someone through it? Well, when you masturbate, you know exactly what feels good. And if you have trouble explaining it to him–or her–than simply show him how it’s done.

Masturbation Improves Your Sex Life

Masturbation can improve your sex life in different ways. It not only gets you thinking about sex more, but it gives you a safe place to fantasize and try new things. If you’re only ever getting off with your partner, try it a few times on your own. You may find there are new things you do by yourself that you can incorporate into your partnered sex.

It Can Spice Things UP

Mutual masturbation is an easy and simple way to spruce up your sex life. Both men and women enjoy watching the act of masturbation, and who doesn’t like to see their partner feel good?

Masturbation Increases Your Libido

It’s well known that the more sex you have, the more sex you want. *Thank you limbic system!* So if you find that your libido has dropped, whether it’s from age, medication, or who knows what, make yourself masturbate. Even if you don’t feel like it, do it anyway. Soon, you’ll be back in the saddle.

Masturbation Helps You Learn Orgasm Control

Learning how your body orgasms in one of the first steps in orgasm control. Once you learn the specifics about what makes you cum, you can learn to hold off your orgasms to make them stronger, or how to induce one if you’re teetering on the edge.

It Can Lead to Multiple Orgasms

I don’t know the facts on this, but I’d be willing to wager that most women who experience multiple orgasms masturbate. We learn how to make them occur, and know what needs to happen to go from orgasm one to orgasm 15. If you’ve never been multi-orgasmic, spend a few hours alone in your room with your vibrator. Your sex life will never be the same.

Why the Fuck Not

Who the fuck needs a reason to masturbate? No one! Just do it.

Happy Masturbation Monday!

Check out what everyone else is doing this week and find something steamy to get off to!