These are the benefits of masturbating on your period

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When you’re curled up in a ball clutching a hot water bottle and a bottle of Midol, the last thing you probably think about is having an orgasm. You might want to consider masturbating while you’re on your period, though, because there are a lot of benefits that can come out of it. At least, that’s what the experts say.

Although it may not be the most, er, appetizing thing to do when you’re menstruating, but once you get started you might find that it’s quite enjoyable, and it can actually help decrease your menstrual cramps. That’s because your body releases happy hormones dopamine and oxytocin when you orgasm, and these serve as all-natural painkillers. But that’s not all.

A study at the University of Charlottesville in Virginia found that women actually enjoy masturbating during their period more than any other time of the month. Surprising, right? But, hey, whatever works.

It turns out that masturbating on your period will also help you feel happier and more at ease. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that women are more sexually aroused on their period and experience more sexual fantasies. And that likely means, after you rub one out, you’ll feel a lot more satisfied for the remainder of your period.

Of course, there’s quite a bit of stigma around periods, especially masturbating and periods, but that doesn’t mean you have take all that to heart. Experiment with it yourself and see if it’s something you enjoy. If not, no big deal, and you can continue your Netflix marathon with your heating pad by your side.

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