Vibrators are known to help boost your libido and give you more pleasure, but most people don't know if vibrators can help with depression? Yes, you can! Owning a vibrator or two can significantly help a person achieve sexual pleasure. While internal and external stimulation is the main goal of any sex toy, they have other exciting and even beneficial uses.
Depression is not an illness we can take lightly. For this reason, we strongly encourage our readers to speak to a professional if they develop any depressive symptoms. Of course, it's also a good idea to buy a few vibrators along the way, but don't forget to talk to your doctor first! (About depression, not sex toys. Unless you like doctors - then you can chatter as much as you want)
Masturbation (and how it can help)
Believe it or not, masturbation is ingrained in our culture. Although the ancients did not have a silicone suction tip vibrator, they still found time to play by themselves. But unfortunately, over time, masturbation became a taboo topic, just like sex itself. As a result, you will find couples who refuse to have sex or talk about it even today. So, as people who regularly indulge in sexual pleasure, we should understand why they prefer not to engage in it themselves.
Why is masturbation still taboo?
Simply put, masturbation is still a taboo topic, mostly because of religion. We have come to accept that masturbation is a natural part of modern humans. But today, various religious groups, including Christians, Muslims, Jews, and even Buddhists, denounce the practice.
For centuries, religious fathers have regarded masturbation as an abnormal behavior. If you give yourself some much-needed release, then you are engaging in lascivious and addictive behavior. Some groups even associate male masturbation with homosexuality, another historically taboo topic. Also, any sex that people engage in outside of marriage is considered a sin, so pleasing oneself remains a big no-no in their rulebook.
Interestingly, these religious views on masturbation have created a series of myths associated with the practice:
● If you touch it too hard you will go blind
● Hair will grow on your hands
● Your penis shrinks or curves to one side
● You will become weak
● Your mental capacity will decline
● Can cause erectile dysfunction or impotence
● Your sperm count will be low
● You will end up infertile
Imagine wearing dreadlocks on your hands and trying to masturbate with a quiet sex toy. That's going to be some intense orgasms. Or, depending on these beliefs, you can drop some IQ points just by stroking your clitoris and thinking about the handsome lad next door.
The benefits of masturbation
Through medical science and proper research, we know that masturbation helps both men and women. Also, it's much safer than oral sex and penetrative sex combined. Here are some benefits that may make you stimulate your clitoris or stroke your penis more often.
Reduce the risk of prostate cancer
Several studies conducted between 2004 and 2016 showed that men who masturbate regularly within a month lowered their risk of prostate cancer by 33 percent. Since about 30,000 men die each year from prostate cancer in the U.S. alone, it's important to be aware of this.
Helps with menstrual cramps
Ladies know how painful and annoying dysmenorrhea can be. Fortunately, masturbation can help alleviate this. When you masturbate, your body releases dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin neurotransmitters. They play an important role in making the body feel good and overcoming the pain of menstrual cramps.
Both G-spot stimulation and male masturbation cause the release of a hormone called cortisol. This substance helps strengthen the body's immune system. So if you need pain relief or a quick recovery from a cold or flu, give your pussy a tug and play.
Cortisol, while helpful, can also increase your stress levels. However, once you have an orgasm, the release of oxytocin reduces the presence of cortisol, which reduces your stress levels.
Dopamine is probably the most important of the many substances the body releases during orgasm. This neurotransmitter is what we commonly call the "feel-good hormone." It significantly improves our mood and lifts our spirits upon release. Our bodies produce the same hormones when we eat something very sweet or spicy or get a reward for doing something.
It's a bit of a cliché that men fall asleep easily after sex (and we should know that many women buy our vibrators because of this issue). But it's true. With orgasm, your body releases hormones, such as prolactin, to help you rest and relax. So after a decent stroke, you can easily capture some much-needed sleep.
What exactly is mindfulness? Simply put, it's how we feel about our emotions, our bodies, and our surroundings. When we orgasm, we reach a new level of sexual health, which helps us become more aware of everything around us and within us (pun intended).
Strangling your chickens or doing raunchy clitoral stimulation can help you lose some pounds. During sex, men burn about 4.2 calories per minute, while women burn about 3.1 calories per minute. You can hit these numbers by masturbating, as long as your body rotates and moves about the same amount as it would during normal intercourse.
Improve cognitive ability
People who have sex or masturbate often have better memory than people who do it infrequently or abstain from it. In addition, they scored highly in oral exercises and questionnaires, demonstrating keen critical thinking skills.
Improve heart health
One of the many myths about excessive sex and masturbation is that it can lead to a heart attack. However, unless you have a vibrator that doubles as a defibrillator, the opposite is true. Men and women who masturbate more than once a week are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease than men and women who masturbate less than once a month.
Enter the vibrator (pun intended)
So, as you can see, masturbation can help with depression in some key ways. It's your body's way of saying "take it easy, Bennet," and it's the ultimate fun you can have without a partner. One of the best tools is a vibrator.
Interestingly, there are various stories and reports of women managing to relieve depression. You should take each of these stories with a grain of salt. However, just like exercise and proper dieting, the best vibrators can also provide some much-needed mental and spiritual relief, which is vital for people with depression.
Which vibrator should I use?
Internal and external stimuli work differently for everyone. With that in mind, the best type of vibrator for some people may not be right for you, and vice versa. For example, some users prefer the feel of medical-grade silicone, while others stick with hard plastic. Likewise, users can enjoy a vibrator that is remotely controlled using a phone or tablet. At the same time, you might prefer to do it the old-fashioned way.
Luckily, you can choose from many different products that have a variety of vibration patterns and patterns. Some will have power cords and some will be battery powered. So it really depends on your mood.
Will the vibrator hurt me?
If we're talking about depression itself, then no. The only way a vibrator can get you down is if its battery drains during your masturbation. Or if it deceives you with the light of flesh.
However, there are a number of ways that sex toys can negatively affect your health. For example, the inside of the vagina or anus can be damaged if proper lubrication is not used. Therefore, we recommend water-based lubricants for most products. We also recommend choosing a vibrator of a size that will definitely not make walking difficult for you after use.
If you have sex toys that you share with your partner, you need to keep them safe. If more than one person uses a vibrator or stimulator, you can get an STD. Therefore, care must be taken in the way the toy is handled. If necessary, feel free to use a condom on the vibrator of your choice to be on the safe side.
Proper storage is critical for vibrators, as dust, dirt, grime, and other items can cause harm if they get into your body during masturbation. Also, dust can build up inside, drastically shortening battery life, and even shorting things out. Therefore, it is imperative to properly clean every vibrator you own.
Vibrators and Depression: A Few Closing Words
All things considered, we would conclude that vibrators won't cure depression, but they will help you. If you masturbate and orgasm regularly, you will help your body rejuvenate and stay in good shape. So if a vibrator can help you feel at ease, we recommend buying a toy or two. It's an unorthodox way to deal with a disabling condition, but if it works, don't knock it!