With May being International Masturbation Month, our Sexpert takes a look at the benefits of being a full-blown wanker…
May has cum, which not only means 31 days of celebrating self love, but also a month when you’re encouraged to have a wank for a while. The idea of International Masturbation Month was conceived back in the mid-’90s by Good Vibrations, in honour of public health administrator, Joycelyn Elders who was sacked by then U.S. President Bill Clinton for suggesting that masturbation should be part of sex education in schools.
International Masturbation Day – which is classily referred to as “Wankers Day” by the Aussies and Brits – is held annually on May 28 and celebrates your goddamn right to have a diddle. But what are the perks of being a wanker? Here, 0I thought I’d knock the top off it and fill you in.0
REDUCES THE RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER
A recent study, conducted by Harvard University and published in The Journal of European Urology found that blokes who orgasm 21 times per month, or more, may reduce their risk of prostate cancer by up to a third. The research also shows a significant reduction in prostate cancer in men who fap regularly. According to scientists, ejaculation clears the prostate of cancer-causing carcinogens.
MAY HELP YOU LIVE LONGER
Looking to add a few extra years to your life span? Well, the good news is it can all be done with one hand. According to research by Dr. Michael Roizen at the Wellness Institute, blokes who ejaculate at least once a day live four years longer than those who don’t. And if you can manage to pump out two a day, you’ll add an extra eight years to your life. It’s always handy to have some inspiration in the second round.
IT’S A CURE FOR INSOMNIA
We’ve all had those nights where we toss and turn but struggle to switch off. Well, instead of reaching for your bottle of sleeping pills, why not try masturbating first? Masturbation lowers blood pressure and increases the release of endorphins in the body. When a bloke ejaculates he releases a chemical called Prolactin. It is Prolactin that makes men tired after sex.
BIGGER AND STRONGER ERECTIONS
There is nothing more attractive to a woman than a strong erection (insert laughter here). But seriously, all women seek virile men. According to a study carried out by the American Journal of Medicine, infrequent sexual activity actually heightens the risk of erectile dysfunction. The research suggests that regular sexual activities helps to preserve male potency. As the old adage goes: If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.
PUTS YOU IN A BETTER MOOD
Masturbating releases all those feel-good chemicals into the bloodstream. “An orgasm is the biggest non-drug blast of dopamine available,” says American sexologist, Gloria Brame. “A brain scan of someone having an orgasm looks like a heroin addict’s.”
So, as you can see, science shows us that there are numerous benefits to being a wicked wanker. Be sure to celebrate your wankery unashamedly throughout the rest of May.
BY VANESSA DE LARGIE
Vanessa de Largie is an Australian actress, sex columnist and freelance journalist based in London
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