Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Online sex toy retailer, Ella Paradis , reported a percent increase in sales on its website since the coronavirus outbreak forced people into quarantine. As we settle into the reality of at least another few months of stay-at-home orders if not longer , studies say a little self-pleasure could also benefit us in other areas as well. Research has shown that the release of oxytocin could help to strengthen our immune systems. We already know that masturbation can help increase libido and energy, but according to documents published on the NIH website , a study by German researchers found that men who masturbated to orgasm were also able to increase their white-blood-cell count. Conclusions remain to be drawn, but the study does offer a little more incentive to do a little corona-related caressing.
Last week, we published a military doctor's very useful field guide to masturbating while on active duty. Unsurprisingly, it elicited plenty of comment on the topic from experienced servicepeople, some of which we have collected for your enjoyment. Got anything to add? Leave a comment in the discussion below. I'm in the Army, and one time in the field, a female colleague of mine rubbed one out when she was in her sleeping bag one night outside. She did a good job of staying quiet until her grand finale when she woke up half of our patrol base. Knightphall :.
Every guy should take his health into his own hands, literally. Male masturbation jokes always get laughs in buddy movies and comedy routines. But a new study actually has something serious to say about the typical dude's favorite shower activity: Masturbating frequently could significantly reduce a man's risk of prostate cancer. What qualifies as frequently? To reach these findings, researchers surveyed 31, men, sending them questionnaires about how often they engaged in self-love.
We get the urge because our ancestors did too, even back to the earliest mammals and reptiles. The diversity of animals that have been caught taking a bit of alone time goes far, far beyond dogs humping legs. It should be no surprise to anyone that our primate cousins are champion masturbators. They have hands, after all. The art of self-pleasure has been observed in males from about 80 species from ape to monkey to lemur, making it one of the most common and widespread primate sexual behaviors.