It’s a bit counterintuitive, and yet. The practice of masturbation during menstruation would help srelieving pain due to uterine cramps. In any case, this is what a new clinical study, cleverly named “Menstrubation”(Menstruation + masturbation), and conducted by the Womanizer brand of sex toys.
Launched last May, in full confinement, the study was conducted among 486 menstruating people, followed over a period of six months. During the 1str months, the participants answered a questionnaire to report on their current period pain. Then, during the testing phase, which lasted three months, they were asked to swap their usual pain control methods (taking pain medication, for example) with masturbation. Each month, study participants assessed their symptoms via a questionnaire. The fifth month served as the “control” month, with a return to the usual pain relieving method.
At the question, “Which medication or masturbation is the most effective for menstrual pain?”, 43% of those polled chose the drugs, and 42% the masturbation. For the remaining 15%, the most common responses were a mixture of the two (masturbation and medication), heat (use of a hot water bottle for example), CBD oil, sleep and exercise. After this study, 90% of participants recommend masturbation for pain relief and 85% plan to maintain their new masturbation routine.
The study also reportsa reduction in the intensity and frequency of pain rules related. 70% of people surveyed believe that masturbation reduced the intensity of pain and 42% that it had an effect on the frequency of pain.
“We know that masturbation can have positive effects on overall health and well-being. During masturbation and at the time of orgasm, the so-called pleasure hormone, dopamine, is released, which causes a feeling of well-being”, Explains Dr. Alexandra Hubin, sexologist and doctor in psychology, quoted in a press release. “Thus, the other chemical processes that cause pain are naturally relegated to the background, which is akin to pain relief. At the same time, the metabolism and blood circulation are stimulated, which will also counteract the pain. Finally, when the muscles contract and relax during orgasm, it also has a relaxing effect.”, She added.
In short, that the positive which it would be a shame to deprive oneself, especially since, unlike painkillers, masturbation has few side effects, if any.
Source: press release