Everyone has a different masturbation routine. Some do it daily, some weekly, some in the morning, some in public bathrooms ... the list goes on. No matter when, where, or how you do it, there are so many positive effects of masturbating — and it's fun! It can help you stay in touch with yourself and your sexuality, and is also an extremely satisfying way to pass the time. Whether you're horny, frustrated, stressed, or just plain bored, masturbation will always be there for you.
Personally, I'm not particular about when I masturbate, but I would say it's most often at night, just before I go to bed. This is partially out of convenience; I sleep naked, so of course it's easy to make that transition to sexy-time when I'm already lying in bed sans clothes. There's almost nothing more exciting after a long day than the thought of crawling into my giant, comfy bed, where my vibrator is patiently waiting for me.
Even if you're typically a morning orgasm kind of person, consider switching to a nighttime routine to reap some of these awesome benefits. The worst thing that can happen is more orgasms; and come on, how bad can that be?
1. Better Sleep
Releasing endorphins is a well-known way to help you relax, which is why working out regularly helps you sleep better and more deeply. Sure, sex is physically exhausting in and of itself, but the act of having an orgasm can also cause sleepiness. If you're anticipating a toss-and-turn kind of night, it might behoove you to consider having an O before you start counting sheep. Bonus: If you have long-term issues with sleeping, masturbation may also help with insomnia!
2. Stress Relief
Is there anything worse than going to bed with your head full of negative, stress-filled thoughts? For a quick fix, treating yourself to some me-time before bed will release chemicals like endorphins (mentioned above), as well as dopamine. The combination of the two can make for some seriously stress-free slumber. That feeling of euphoric pleasure is sure to wipe away any nasty residual stress from your day.
3. Sexy Dreams
This may be a long shot, but if you spend some quality time concentrating hard on a sexy scenario, you may be fortunate enough to have that situation, person, or feeling reflected in your dreams. Just lay back, relax, and think about Ryan Gosling (or whoever, I guess) while you pleasure yourself. If you're #blessed, you'll see him again in your dreams all night long. Who wouldn't want to wake up with those memories fresh in mind? Talk about waking up on the right side of the bed!
4. Treat Yo' Self
What more reason do you need? If it's been an especially long, grueling day at work or school, think of a late-night pre-zzz's masturbation session as the perfect reward for all your hard work. At the end of the day, masturbation is all about self-love. If you're feeling down, who's to say that you can't offer yourself a sexy pick-me-up? You do you, girl.