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12 Reasons Women Should Masturbate Regularly

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1. Masturbation can help relieve menstrual cramps in women.

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When you masturbate, certain hormones are released that can help alleviate menstrual pain. Masturbation also helps to relax the muscles that are cramping, causing you pain.

4. Which means women who masturbate also experience an overall higher self-esteem.

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Masturbation not only feels good physically, it makes you feel good mentally as well because you get to know, firsthand, what your amazing body is capable of.

5. Masturbation can improve the muscle tone in the pelvic area, which can help reduce involuntary urinal leakage in women.

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When masturbating, you work the muscles in your pelvic area. It's like exercising — practice makes perfect. The more you use these muscles, the better they will work.

6. Masturbation can greatly help reduce stress.

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Just like with exercising, masturbation releases endorphins throughout your body. It also allows you to only focus on one thing, which can ease your mind and put you in a state of relaxation.

7. You don't have a chance of contracting an STD through masturbation.

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You can't get an STD from yourself. If you're using a sex toy, you should always practice good hygeine. But you don't have to worry about contracting an STD/STI from yourself. Rock on.

8. Masturbation helps flush out bad bacteria in your pelvic area.

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While masturbating, your vaginal muscles will stretch, secreting a vaginal mucus. This will allow for fluid circulation, which will then flush out bacteria hanging out where you don't want them.

11. There are virtually zero health risks associated with masturbation.

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As mentioned earlier, you can't contract STDs through masturbation. And you can't really contract anything else, either. The only thing you should worry about? Minor chafing. Otherwise, giddy up.

12. Regular masturbation will expand your ability to climax more often!

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It's like riding a bike — the more you do it the better you are! Masturbation also allows you to get to know your body better, which means you'll have a better idea of what gets you to that shining moment.

Two items in a previous version of this post included incorrect information and have been removed: a) masturbation is believed to help prevent type 2 diabetes, and b) masturbation may help prevent UTIs. Wishful thinking on our part, oops!