We’re big on masturbation at Swell. It’s fun, it’s revelatory, it’s relaxing, it’s literally good for your health. It was hard to choose, but we put together 10 of our favorite posts about the all-important act of self-love.
“Try stroking your arms and legs and move on to your torso before exploring what you might like genitally.”
“Orgasms offer everything from stress relief and immune-boosting effects to releasing sleep-inducing chemicals and the relief of menstrual cramps.”
“Lean into your vulnerability a little bit. That’s the point of growth.”
“Mindful masturbation can be a pressure-free exploration of sensations that simply feel good.”
“Masturbation was widely considered a risk factor for ailments ranging from blindness to constipation to hairy palms.”
“Masturbation can actually make you want more partnered sex, not less.”
“You can become your own orgasm controller.”
“Some asexual folks may not feel interested in partnered sex, but still want to orgasm because of the physiological benefits.”
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