Does Masturbation Burn Calories?
Masturbation is a popular topic, and many people have strong opinions about it. Some believe that masturbation can be harmful to your health or relationships, while others use it as an outlet for stress. Is there any truth to the claim that masturbating can burn calories? We will answer this question in more detail below!
There are many benefits to masturbation. Masturbating for about 20 minutes a day is often considered the standard, and you're able to enjoy any type of release that you prefer: clitoral, vaginal, or anal.
According to a 2016 study, the average person burns about 150 calories during an hour of masturbation. A 150-pound person can burn up to 86 calories in one average masturbation session, according to a 1996 study.
Masturbation has been around since ancient times and is still one of the most popular ways folks get themselves off today - so don't feel bad if you've ever done it in your spare time because everyone else does too (including me).
Plus, there are tons and tons of health benefits like relieving stress & boosting immunity which sound pretty awesome, right?
Is Masturbation better than a workout?
Masturbation definitely isn't the thought of aerobic activity, but it does expend more energy than just sitting on your couch mindlessly watching television for 30 minutes.
The advantage is that you're engaged in this act 100%, whereas you might neglect to or not feel like doing some other form of workout.
The disadvantage is that it's very easily performed alone without going through any really challenging physical activity, which may undermine its health benefits versus an outside pursuit for which there well that's more than they would burn watching TV or even taking care of their kids for that time period!
What are Masturbation health benefits?
Numerous studies have shown masturbation to
- improve sleep quality and expand a person's time spent in the REM, or "dreaming" phase of sleep
- decrease headaches by releasing pent up tension that would otherwise build up during the day
- reduce stress through slowing heart rate, drawing blood flow from other parts of the body, and lowering levels of anxiety hormones.
Health professionals recommend masturbation 3 times a week as personal therapy for men with sexual performance problems.
Is Masturbation good to stay healthy?
Masturbation is good to stay healthy, but not for the benefits you might have heard. For example, masturbation doesn't actually deplete your "sex chi" (or anything like that) or result in an increased risk of cancer and infertility.
The real benefit of masturbation is when it's used as part of a warm-up routine before exercises like yoga or running.
Masturbating releases nitric oxide, which relaxes the muscles throughout your body and will prepare you for other strenuous activities by increasing blood flow to certain areas.
Can sex toys help you lose weight?
Yes, they can be!
As with anything, it depends on the person. All you can do is assess your own situation and work out whether or not this would be a good way to lose weight.
Explore the many different sex toys and find the one that gives you a workout with a fun side. The possibilities are pretty much endless as far as what things can do for our body when paired together- this is just one example of how engaging in some exercise while using sex helps us stay healthy and look sexually attractive.
To wrap up
If you want to feel good in your body and have fun, masturbation is a great way to do it! In addition, masturbation can help you lose weight with the added benefits of relieving stress.
Sex toys are also a fun way for couples or individuals to get creative while burning calories. We hope this blog post has been informative and that we've given you new ideas on how to incorporate self-love into your routine!
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