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Self-pleasure is rarely talked about, and female masturbation especially still makes people oddly uncomfortable. About 92 percent of women say they masturbate — so why aren't we talking about it? Solo sex can not only boost your emotional well-being and your sex life — it can also improve your health. In honor of National Masturbation Month, there's no better time to celebrate this.
See some of the incredible health benefits for your party of one.
No more counting sheep. Masturbation is actually a natural snooze sedative. Better (and way more exciting) than the rainforest sleep sounds on your iPod, self-pleasure produces endorphins — the essential chemicals that help ease pain, stress, relax and help you catch up on those zzz's.
Ready for a workout? Masturbation tones pelvic and anal muscles. Not only does having a stronger pelvic floor lead to better sex, it can also reduce a woman's chance of involuntary urine leakage, according to Planned Parenthood. Who knew?
For three more surprising benefits and info on how to win a Screaming O vibrator, head to YourTango: Who Knew Masturbation Was So Healthy? 5 Unbelievable Benefits.
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