Fifty-nine percent of women in a recent FabOverFifty poll don’t think they masturbate or have sex frequently enough. Time to move that percentage way down. Here are six incentives to make masturbation an essential part of your life.
To reconnect with your partner: Contrary to what you may have heard, you don’t need to masturbate alone. Masturbation can accelerate a sexual experience with your partner, and he or she will probably love the idea, too!
To feel good about your body: Another FabOverFifty poll, about body image, revealed that 59 percent of women don’t think they’re sexy, mainly because of their bodies. So get naked and start getting more in touch with yourself! Self-appreciation is the best present you can give yourself. Who needs a psychiatrist when you can masturbate?
To alleviate a dry vagina: “Even if you have an active sex life, and you’re masturbating, you can get vaginal atrophy, which is thinning of the tissues. But if you ignore that area, and don’t bring blood into it, or stretch those muscles, it will probably be worse,” says Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, a founder of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality.
To sleep better: Climaxing releases calming hormones and endorphins, giving you a better night’s sleep.
To be happier: Endorphins also can boost your mood.
To have fun: It’s more enjoyable to play with bedroom toys today, because they’re better designed and perform more effectively than ever before. Vibrators come in all shapes and sizes to suit all our tastes and personalities. FabOverFifty women, including Geri Brin, are loving a vibrator that even works in the bath. Keep reading below…
A vibrator love note from FOFounder,
For those of you who don’t own a Revel Body, I enthusiastically recommend it to you.
I tried my first vibrator over 12 years ago, but I’ve never stuck with one long-term. So when the folks at Revel Body asked if I’d try their new SOL Sonic Vibrator, I was game. Hands down (another of those crazy little puns!), this is the best vibrator I’ve ever used.
The cute little round device has a magnetically centered moving part, powered up by quick, alternating magnetic pulses. Unlike traditional battery-powered vibrators, with limited speeds, this unit sits on a stand, which charges the lithium-powered battery, and delivers a wide range of adjustable vibration “never before seen in sexual wellness products,” according to the company.
Another great feature of the Revel Body SOL is that it generates underwater vibration and suction when the concave side is used underwater and held again the body. It is a sensation unlike any other.
“Having a sex life is important, whether you’re married or not,” says Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, director of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality in Purchase, NY. “It’s important for your sense of self, whether you’re having sex with someone else or with yourself.”
While sex is an important release for pleasure, it’s also important for your health. “Your genitals, your vulva, your clitoris, your vagina, those are parts of your body that also need to be exercised,” Dr. Marcus explains. “You need blood coming into the area. You need the muscles to be stretched.”
Just because you’re single doesn’t mean your sexual health needs to suffer. Dr. Marcus recommends that a woman masturbate at least once a week if she doesn’t have a partner or doesn’t have regular sex with her partner. “Finding one or a few vibrators that you enjoy and work well for you is pretty important. They can make sex easier and more fun for many, many women, both with their partners and by themselves.
One More Thing
The $139 investment ($168 with the REACH) is nothing, considering the return. I’d pay twice as much for this, even if I had to give up drinking cappuccino for a couple of weeks. Those can be stimulating, too, but they don’t come close to this.
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