YASS celebrates World Masturbation Day

World Masturbation Day is on the 28th May and YASS is debunking masturbation myths and giving us an insight into all things masturbation with the help of Satisfyer – the world’s leading sexual wellness brand.

Shocking stats showed that men masturbate 2 to 3 times a week, whilst women only masturbate once a week! Sexual wellness can come in lots of forms – self-love is one way to explore – and be hugely beneficial for both mental and physical health.

Megwyn White – Certified Sexologist and Director of Education at Satisfyer – has debunked lots of masturbation myths to mark the occasion and raise awareness! Some of the myths include:

  • Masturbating in a relationship is wrong
  • Masturbating at night can disturb your sleep
  • Masturbating is just for fun and has no proven health benefits

Celebrate Masturbation Day with Satisfyer  

  • Research shows that in the UK men masturbate 3 times a week and women once a week[1]
  • Breaking myths, Satisfyer, along with certified sexologist Megwyn White, unveils the common misconceptions and gives insight into the topic
  • Celebrating World Masturbation Day on 28th May, the brand has a range of products for her, him and non-gender specific

In the UK, since lockdown people have been masturbating more, new research shows that men masturbate 2 to 3 times, and women once a week. With World Masturbation Day 28th May, Satisfyer, the award-winning sexual wellness brand that blend sexual wellness and tech, is debunking masturbation myths as well giving us expert insight into all thing’s masturbation.  

Studies show that the term ‘sexual wellness ‘ has grown in the last few years, seeing a huge 850% increase globally in people searching for the term, as we all come to realise the importance that sexual wellness can play in our everyday lives[2].

When it comes to practicing sexual wellness, self-love is a great way to explore this further. The beauty of masturbation is that there is no wrong or right way, it is all an individual experience and Satisfyer knows the importance of sexual wellbeing and empowerment, when it comes to self-pleasure.

Masturbation is hugely beneficial for both mental and physical health, be it alone or with a partner, in person or from afar – which you can now do with its free Satisfyer Connect free app, to control your toy from anywhere.

With Satisfyer there is a product for everyone this World Masturbation Day, as it caters for everyone no matter how you identify yourself or your sexual identification.

Myth: Masturbating in a relationship is wrong

There is often a stigma around masturbating when in a relationship, with people thinking that if you are in a relationship, you do not need to masturbate, or that somehow it is wrong. Another myth is your clitoris or penis will be desensitized and you won’t then enjoy orgasms with your partner as much. In the UK culture masturbation is often viewed as a sexual refuge for singles, to compensate for lack of sex, but research confirmed in all genders, that a sexless relationship suppressed masturbation[3]. Using a vibrator has shown to increase sensation and improve sexual function, making you more prone to enjoying orgasms[4].

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Myth: Masturbating at night will keep you up and in fact can disturb sleep

When you want to get to sleep, the last thing you want is to be stimulated, which is why there is a myth that masturbating before bed will keep you up. Masturbation won’t keep you awake; it will improve your sleep. When you orgasm, you’re providing your body with a neurochemical boost. Oxytocin ‘the love hormone’ is produced which gives you that warm fuzzy feeling and helps induce relaxation. Combine this with the serotonin, prolactin and norepinephrine that are all released to help take you into a deeper state of REM throughout the night[5].

With most people picking early morning or before bed to masturbate and either in the bedroom and bathroom. Satisfyer vibrators have been developed to be waterproof, with an IPX47 rating so you can use them in the bath or shower.

Myth: Masturbating is just for fun, it has no proven health benefits

Many people are unaware of the proven health benefits of masturbating. It is seen as a ‘feel good’ moment but it goes beyond this to help both body and mind. The many benefits include an increase of circulation to the body and help to tone the pelvic floor muscles. This can improve continence and help with self-esteem. Men who ejaculated 21 or more times a month across their lifetime, compared to 4-7 also have a 31% lower risk of prostate cancer.

Masturbation can help prevent against the common cold and strengthen the immune system. People who orgasm have increased levels of leukocytes, which are white blood cells to help protect your body from illness.[6] With orgasms also comes the release of DHEA, a natural anti-aging hormone that not only helps with the appearance of your skin and makes you look younger, but it also supports brain health and immunity. Last but need least, orgasms are associated with longevity, and are proven to help you live longer with a 50% reduction in overall mortality[7]. Masturbation is quite literally one of the best resources for tapping into the body’s own natural healing potential.

Satisfyer products to try this World Masturbation Day

Pro 2

Our classic and stylish Pro 2 is one of our most popular of the Air-Pulse Technology collection, meant to excite your clitoris into pure bliss. Featuring a whisper quiet motor and a soft silicone head, the Pro 2 sets the mood to reach the peak of your desire. Now available in 3 delicious pastel colors, pink, blue and violet, this iconic product is a must-have in every bedside drawer. 

Price: £44.95

Love Triangle

A handy clit vibrator with a sophisticated design, which gently wraps itself around your clitoris with its soft head and catapults you to climaxes like never before. This vibrator not only allows you to choose between predefined intensity combinations of pressure waves and vibrations, but you can also make your own creations with the innovative app control. Just download the free Satisfyer Connect App to your Android or iOS device and connect your smartphone, tablet or Apple Watch via Bluetooth or internet to your little pleaser.

Price: £53.95

Elastic Joy

Our flexible multi-vibrator Elastic Joy can be bent into a wide variety of positions and adapted to any personal need or preference. It’s just as great for stimulating nipples as it is for stimulating the clitoris or G-spot and can even be used for anal stimulation and targeted prostate massage – depending on what you intend to do with it.

Price: £44.95

[1] The Universities of Bournemouth and Roehampton, 2022

[2] Cult Beauty, 2018

[3] Psychology Today, 2009

[4] Journal of sexual medicine, 2009

[5] ZME science, 2020

[6] National Library of Medicine, effects of sexual arousal on lymphocyte and cytokine production,2004

[7] BMJ, Sex and death are they related, findings from the Caerphilly study, 1997

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