There is no denying that solo sex is great. And besides letting you know what’s best for your body, masturbation has other benefits.

Check out these benefits of solo sex:

1. Improves your mood

Just like sex, masturbation leads to the release of good chemicals such as dopamine and oxytocin which leave you feeling better and satisfied.

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2. Reduces the risk of prostate cancer

For men who do not have regular sex, masturbation is the only way to help them ejaculate. Studies have shown that men who ejaculate more than five times a week are at a lower risk of prostate cancer. This is because every time you ejaculate, toxins that could otherwise lead to prostate cancer are released.

3. Better sleep

When you orgasm, you release prolactin, a chemical that helps you feel relaxed and sleepy-an explanation to why most men fall asleep immediately after sex.

4. Prevents premature ejaculation

If you want to last longer in bed, you probably should try masturbation. According to sex therapists, masturbating two hours before the main act will help you last longer. Your anxiety will have gone down and you won’t feel the urgency to get to rise to the occasion.

5. You get harder

As you age, your muscles get lose and this affects your manhood as well. Even so, regular sex or masturbation can help retain rigidity as well as reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction.

6. No worries

Solo sex is not only wonderful but also safe. You don’t have to worry about STIs, unwanted pregnancy, condoms breaking or what your partner thinks about your body or game. It’s just you and your own pleasure. How great!

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