Reasons to Masturbate

In celebration of National Masturbation Month, here are some reasons to enjoy a little self-love:

  1. it’s fun
  2. when you know what works for you, it’s easier to tell a partner
  3. taking responsibility for your own pleasure is the best way to get what you want
  4. you can do it exactly the way you like it
  5. it’s a great way to try new things out before trying them with a partner
  6. pleasure is your birthright, so why not enjoy it?
  7. it relieves stress
  8. it keeps your sexual organs happy and functioning well
  9. to get a cardio workout
  10. you can take a quick break in your workday
  11. you don’t have to worry about STIs or pregnancy
  12. because loving yourself makes it easier to love someone else

What are some of your favorite reasons?

Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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