5 Reasons to Masturbate During the COVID-19 Outbreak

5 Reasons to Masturbate During the COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 is a new coronavirus outbreak that began late last year in Wuhan, China and has now hit us here in WA. You’ve probably heard that people have been stockpiling hand sanitiser, toilet paper, and long-life milk. But have you heard that sex toy sales have gone through the roof?

While COVID-19 is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it is easily spread through sex because of close contact with someone who is infected. As such, leading scientists are recommending against sexual contact with someone who may be infected

Here are 5 reasons you should masturbate during the coronavirus outbreak.

  1. To Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Transmission

According to a doctor at Lancaster University in England, the chances of contracting coronavirus from kissing someone infected are “almost 100%”. Even if you don’t kiss someone infected during sexual contact, the close contact puts you at significant risk. Masturbating offers a good way to get off without the risk of transmission. If you’re over 18, you can always get creative with cybersex; video chat with partner/s or send a sexy picture. You can even get remote control sex toys that can be used long distance.

  1. It Boosts Your Immunity

While everyone else is eating full bottles of vitamin C and drinking kale juice, why not try another fun way to boost your immune system? Some studies have shown that masturbating can increase your white blood cell count, which improves your body’s ability to fight off infections.

  1. It Decrease Your Stress Level

COVID-19 has us all stressed. There’s constant media reports, businesses closing their doors…it feels a bit like we’re living in a zombie movie, right? If you’re looking for a fast way to reduce your stress levels, masturbation is a good option. Getting yourself off releases dopamine and oxytocin, which makes you feel good and lowers your cortisol levels. These same chemicals can also help you to get to sleep.

  1. The Next Few Months Might Be Pretty Boring

With 14-day quarantines for people exposed to COVID-19 and workplaces encouraging people to work from home, it’s looking like we’re all going to be spending a lot of time at home. Netflix and video games will only keep us entertained for so long, why not throw a little self pleasure in to the mix to spice it up?

  1. It Can Improve Your Sex Life

Masturbation can be great practice for sex with partner/s. Use this time to get familiar with your body. What turns you on? What feels good? If you have a penis, masturbation is super helpful practice if you want to last longer during sex. If you have a vagina, it can be helpful to explore different kinds of stimulation. Do you prefer clitoral stimulation? Vaginal penetration? Anal penetration? A combination of them? This will all be useful information to communicate to sexual partner/s in the future.

Happy masturbating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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