Masturbation Can Boost Your Immune System

Masturbation Can Boost Your Immune System

As we write this, coronavirus panic has gripped the world, with people desperately seeking ways to avoid getting the nasty disease. One recent scientific study gives us an unusual way to bolster your immune system: regular masturbation.

A study by researchers at the Department of Medical Psychology at the University Clinic of Essen in Germany delved deep into the biological response to masturbation. They took eleven participants and had them pleasure themselves, and then did some comparative analysis.

The team took white blood cell samples, a key marker of immune health, from each subject 5 minutes before and 45 minutes after they got themselves off. In each subject, a significant increase in white blood cells was observed.

In addition to the white blood cell uptick, numerous hormones released post-orgasm have been found to affect the immune system. Serotonin, oxytocin, and norepinephrine are all known to work in contradiction to stressors, allowing you to relax and let your body work to repair itself. According to some researchers, orgasm is also the trigger for the largest release of the pleasure hormone dopamine that our system is capable of without chemical stimulation.

As with all things, excessive masturbation can have negative effects. But touching yourself down there is a big part of balls awareness, and now it can feel good and be good for you at the same time.

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