‘It's as important as brushing your teeth’ – why mental health experts are urging women to masturbate

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Self-pleasure releases endorphins – your 'feel-good' hormones – and can help you get a good night’s rest if you struggle to fall asleep at night.
Self-pleasure releases endorphins – your 'feel-good' hormones – and can help you get a good night’s rest if you struggle to fall asleep at night.
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It will cause you to go blind or your genitals will fall off – just two of the myths about masturbating you may have heard while growing up.

But according to science, masturbating is safe and it actually has a lot of health benefits for your body and mind – as long as it’s not done excessively to the point where it affects your day-to-day living and it’s not done in public.

“I recommend masturbation to the women I treat,” says US-based women’s mental health expert Kelley Kitley.

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