The 4 Health Benefits of Handjobs (yes you read that correctly)

“If you go out to dinner with someone, you find out what they prefer in food. We ought to be able to have a conversation to find out what people prefer when it comes to sex.”

--Betty Dodson

Is having a penis fun? Well, it has its ups and downs. And one of those ups is handjobs. Your go-to, the good ole’ handy-dandy, is a classic way to get it on with yourself or with a partner. From the dawn of time, men have been fondling their stuff for the immense pleasure it gives them.

Today, the handjob has evolved to be as pleasurable as possible. Advancements in lube for a more slippery rub, new techniques being studied, and the health benefits of handjobs have all been rigorously researched in order to bring you to where we are today. If done correctly (with loads of lube), busting out a load has proven to offer a plethora of physical and mental health benefits. Scroll below to find out what they are.

Sleep Better

Life can be exhausting. There’s no sugar coating it, and getting a good night’s sleep can make it all just a bit easier. Studies have found that an orgasm can reduce your cortisol levels, the natural stress hormone produced by our brains.

According to expert sexologist Gigi Engle’s writing, orgasms have many benefits including: making your skin glow, and easing headache symptoms, anxieties, hangovers and stress! It will replace cortisol with feel-good chemicals like dopamine and oxytocin, our pleasure and love hormones. These hormones are also considered the same chemicals you would feel when you want to cuddle.

The endorphins you feel after a quick one, give your body a calming, sedative-like effect that leads to better sleep. Naturally, the need to cuddle up into bed and sleep weighs heavier on you after a handjob. So, bust one out and get some great shut-eye.

Relaxation

Stressed out? In need of some relaxation? Stress can cause multiple physical, emotional and mental symptoms. One of the best ways to curb stress symptoms is by incorporating relaxing activities into your daily life.

Similar to the feel-good chemicals that cause better sleep, handjobs can help you relax. High levels of cortisol have been found to be present in highly stressed individuals. Since orgasms are a known method to reduce this hormone’s levels, handjobs can offer huge benefits in relaxation. The oxytocin released after a handjob helps to lower your blood pressure, leading to better heart health. That calm feeling you get after a handjob from all of those endorphins pumping through you are guaranteed to relax you.

With different handjob techniques, you can alter the intensity and latency of your orgasms. The dopamine released into your body will automatically put you into a better mood and can set you right up to continue working without stress. So, are you stressed out? Better get to work on de-stressing with a handjob!

Better Sex

Did you know that regular masturbation can lead to having better sex? Betty Dodson, an American sex educator who is known for her erotic art exhibitions in New York, believes that “Masturbation is a meditation on self-love… I recommend an intense love affair with yourself.” In her teachings, she writes that in order to understand and love yourself, you must masturbate. It is a practice in learning your own body, understanding your own wants and needs, strengthening your body image, and becoming confident in your sexuality.

Handjobs are a great way of achieving all of this. Once you get into a groove of learning your body and what you need through masturbation, you will have better intercourse with your partner. Good sex is all about how well you know yourself and how well you are able to communicate your sexual knowledge, but before you can have either of those you need to figure it out yourself. And how will you do that? Handjobs galore!

Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer

A handjob a day keeps the doctor away! Prostate Cancer is one of the most common cancers among men, and a link between daily orgasms and a lower risk of prostate cancer was found by Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Their research found that just the act of ejaculating (whether it’s from a great handjob or some other form of hanky panky) can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by nearly a quarter.

A lowered risk of cancer was correlated to the number of times a male ejaculated a month, not the number of partners a male has. So, giving yourself or receiving a handjob 21 times a month is exactly what will lower your risk of cancer.

Conclusion

So, now that you know the multiple health benefits associated with handjobs, you’re obviously going to want to indulge more often. When’s a better time to start than on July 21st, National Handjob Day. This is an important holiday that deserves a whole day off to truly bask in the health benefits of the magical act, but alas it is on a Wednesday this year and the whole evening to masturbate will do it justice enough.

Take the time to get to know yourself and your body on this special day with some lube. More specifically, check out our edible, water-based lubes which are practically safe for any activity you can think up.