It's no secret that men masturbate much more than women, and guys do it for a great variety of reasons. Of course, topping the list - especially when we're young - is being horny.
But, as many readers have pointed out over the years, the reasons are varied.
Can't sleep? Jack off.
Masturbation is one terrific sleep aide. As Arianna Huffinton pointed out during an interview on Real Time it's nature's Ambien.
It's a great stress reducer, too. Can't concentrate because you're keyed up over a pending issue? Pound one out.
How many times over the years (after my dancing days) did I run to the men's room to calm my nerves before an office meeting presentation? I couldn't count them all. According to one coworker who knew me well, the following exchange played out numerous times. "The meeting starts in five minutes. Where's Lark?" A grinning response: "The men's room."
Got a headache? Gently stroke a load.
The endorphins released by the brain will flow and, if not resolve the headache, will at least reduce it. In my younger days, I suffered from migraines. A good, strong ejaculation always helped.
Want to keep testosterone (T) flowing for more constant levels? Jack off.
Short-term abstinence (a few days) will increase T levels. Long-term abstinence of ejaculations can greatly lower Serum-T. And, as we all know, T helps us get good, strong boners.
Want to lower your blood pressure, increase your heart rate, and encourage good prostate health? Jack off.
The medical community has reported it reduces the risk of prostate cancer, reduces blood pressure, and gets the heart rate up. Lower blood pressure, a low-stress cardio workout, and clearing the toxins from the prostate (thereby lowering incidence of prosatitis), means masturbation is good for your overall health. That'll help good results at your next physical exam.
What's your reason?