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Masturbation Effects on Your Health: Side Effects and Benefits

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Masturbation is a common activity. It’s a natural and safe way to explore your body, feel pleasure, and release built-up sexual tension. It occurs among people of all backgrounds, genders, and races.

Despite the myths, there are actually no physically harmful side effects of masturbation.

However, excessive masturbation can harm your relationships and everyday life. Other than that, masturbation is a fun, normal, and healthy act.

Keep reading to learn more about the side effects and potential health benefits of masturbation.

Side effects of masturbation

Masturbation doesn’t have any harmful side effects. However, some people may feel guilty about masturbating or have issues with chronic masturbation.

Masturbation and guilt

Some people may feel guilty about masturbating because of cultural, spiritual, or religious beliefs.

Masturbation is neither wrong nor immoral, but you may still hear messages that self-pleasure is “dirty” and “shameful.”

If you feel guilty over masturbating, speak with someone you trust about why you feel this way and how you can move past that guilt. Therapists that specialize in sexual health may be a good resource.

Addiction to masturbation

Some people can and do develop an addiction to masturbation. You may be spending too much time masturbating if masturbation causes you to:

skip your chores or daily activities
miss work or school
cancel plans with friends or family
miss important social events
Addiction to masturbation can harm your relationships and other parts of your life. Masturbating too much may interrupt your work or studies, which can lower productivity.

It may also hurt your romantic relationships and friendships, because you don’t spend as much time with your loved ones as you used to, or don’t pay attention to their needs.

If you’re worried you may have an addiction to masturbation, speak with your doctor or a counselor about ways to cut down on masturbating.

Talk therapy can help you manage your addiction. You could also cut down by replacing masturbation with other activities. Next time you have an urge to masturbate, try:

going for a run
writing in a journal
spending time with friends
going for a walk
Does masturbation cause a decrease in sexual sensitivity?

For women who have sexual dysfunction, enhanced stimulation — including masturbation — can help increase sexual desire and sensitivity.

In fact, two 2009 studies found that vibrator use among women and men has been linked to an increase in desire, arousal, and overall sexual function. Women also reported an increase in lubrication, while men reported better erectile function, according to the studies.

Masturbation can affect sensitivity during sex for men because of their technique. Research has shown that too tight of a grip on a penis during masturbation can decrease sensation.

Sexual health experts recommend changing your technique during masturbation to restore sensitivity levels during sex.

Benefits of masturbation

Masturbation is a healthy sexual activity. It has many benefits for your physical and mental health.

There are limited studies on the benefits of masturbation, but there are studies on sexual intercourse and stimulation.

Research and anecdotal reports suggest that sexual stimulation, including stimulation through masturbation, may help you:

relieve built-up stress
sleep better
boost your mood
relax
feel pleasure
relieve cramps
release sexual tension
have better sex
better understand your wants and needs
Couples may also mutually masturbate to explore different desires, as well as avoid pregnancy. Self-pleasuring also helps you prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Masturbation and prostate cancer

Some research suggests that regular ejaculation may lower the risk of prostate cancer, though doctors aren’t exactly sure why.

A 2016 study found the risk of prostate cancer decreased by about 20 percent in men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month. A 2003 study also discovered a similar link between frequent ejaculation and lower prostate cancer risk.

There’s no evidence, though, that ejaculating regularly protects against advanced prostate cancer.

Masturbation during pregnancy

Hormone changes during pregnancy cause some pregnant women to feel heightened sexual desire. Masturbation is a safe way to release sexual tension during pregnancy.

Self-pleasure may also help ease pregnancy symptoms, such as lower back pain. You may feel mild, irregular cramping, or Braxton-Hicks contractions, during and after orgasm.

They should fade away. If the contractions don’t disappear and become more painful and frequent, contact your doctor right away.

Masturbation may not be safe for women with high-risk pregnancies. This is because orgasm can increase your chances of labor.

Takeaway

Masturbation is a healthy, natural, and safe way to practice self-care and improve your health.

Masturbating may have many benefits for your mind and body. Despite the possibility of addiction, there are no harmful side effects.

Feel free to enjoy self-pleasure without guilt or shame. Speak with a therapist or someone you trust about any negative feelings you have.

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Nigerian first cryptocurrency payment processor “FinRik” and it’s native stablecoin “Wavycoin” set to launch

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CEO and founder of Wavyvibrations Inc and Roadkit Awoniyi Segun Gbenga has unveiled plans to launch FinRik, a cryptocurrency payment processor, with the aim of making automated crypto payment easy in Nigeria.

Awoniyi Segun, the founder and CEO said “What we are here to do is very simple, we want to maximize the potentials of virtual currency and bridge the gap between it and the Nigerian economy, because Nigerians trade crypto’s daily but sadly  it has little or no effect on our struggling economy, so we are building a structure that will enable people transact swiftly with there virtual currency” in a tweet addressing potential users he stated further “FinRik at its best is a community with payment processing function, business development section, Roboadvisor, e-commerce, secure crypto wallet, real estate, e-ticketing, we are listing BTC, XRP, Eth, Usdt, Litecoin immediately we launch even though we want to give you a way to use your crypto to make easy and automated transactions we still recognize the fact they crypto’s can be very volatile, that’s why we are working on creating our own stablecoin (Wavycoin, WVY) which will be built on Ethereum and Binance blockchain”

FinRik is expected to go live in Q2 of this year, while the platform’s digital currency Wavycoin is expected to be listed by next year, according to what we gathered from the firm, FinRik users account will come with Multifaceted and highly secured wallet to safely secure there securities and the firm will be listing BTC, Eth, XRP, Litecoin, USDT as they launch, furthermore users will be able to access business development tools, as a unit of the company will be dedicated to developing and managing of businesses using business intelligence and data science, the firm also possess an e-commerce wing that enables users to create online store within three minutes with access to high tech tools that will aid their business growth and presence online and most especially they will be able to get paid by there customers using crypto.

The platform’s cryptocurrency project Wavycoin is expected to be built on Ethereum ERC-20 blockchain and Binance smart chain contract the crypto development project is under the company’s subsidiary FinRik financial institute, a section for financial advise that is also working on developing its own Roboadvisor soon, likewise the tech company’s proptech section.

Join FinRik’s waiting list on FinRik.com to be notified when they go live

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“I’m still a sugar baby” – Joeboy confesses to having a sugar mummy

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She up in my yard / Calling my phone / She tell me she love me say she no go let me go” Joeboy begins on the track ‘Sugar Mama” and true to his words, he confesses on Lagos-based Nigerian radio station, THE BEAT 99.9 FM, about his love life, admitting boldly and proudly—“I have a sugar mummy.”

The prompt to Joeboy admitting this was when asked about his relationship status, Joeboy says: “right now I’m single but I’m not searching. I have a lot of female friends”

Adding to the response, Joeboy continues: “She only call me when she wants to have . . .” he stops without completing the sentence. Asked by the OAP: “but are you complaining?” His response? “No I like it.”

“I have a sugar mummy . . . It’s really really dope . . . it’s fun” Joeboy says after admitting “I’m still a sugar baby”  while making it known the song – ‘Sugar Mama’ – is based on “true life story.” Although choosing to keep the identity of his sugar mummy a secret, he did flex, “She met me” when asked “how did you meet her?”

Watch the interview clip below:

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Young Nigerian entrepreneur Boluwatife Joseph to launch new digital bank to bank the unbanked

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Boluwatife Joseph Olayinka CEO and founder of Motive Mall

A team of experts led by Boluwatife Joseph Oluyinka ( Current CEO and Founder of Motive Mall ) has unveiled plans to launch 2STO, a new digital bank to serve the needs of young professionals and the unbanked.

Boluwatife , the founder and CEO said: “ We are building a digital bank for everyone including young professionals, busy people climbing the corporate ladder with complex financial needs, who would benefit hugely from personalised service and financial planning insights, but who struggle to access them in their traditional form.”

Banking is broken and our mission is to fix it by making it easier for busy people with complex needs to achieve their financial goals. Traditional banks continue to exploit busy people by providing poor value, impersonal service, and the first wave of commercial banks have failed to break that inertia because they are too busy battling to win current accounts that most people don’t want to switch.”

2STO is your fully digital bank! 2STO is designed for your smartphone, free of bank charges and great at helping you spend smartly and save more.

With 2STO, Banking is now Completely paperless. Sign up anywhere on your Mobile. You can deposit Money into your 2STO Account and start spending and sending easily. Instantly Open a Personal Account or Business Account. Business Accounts powered by 2STO can do so much!

Every 2STO Account Holder and User also has a cashtag (username) and QR they can use to make internal transfers between themselves. Internal transfers are free and never fail. No need to provide your full bank details to the public anymore. Just provide your 2STO tag or QR.

Why should you bank with 2STO?

– Your Deposits are insured.
– Instant Account Opening, both personal and business
– Zero Transfer Fees and Account Maintenance Fees
– Free Debit Cards ( Virtual & Physical )
– Virtual Cards
– Budgeting, Instant Loans and Savings
– Send and Receive Money Instantly
– Top Security 

And many more!

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