Mix that with being on your period, and the outcome is even better! Those things are magical. While being on your period can sometimes feel like a drag, there are so many ways to alleviate your cramps without taking painkillers.
Historically, masturbation has gotten a bad rapbut a party for one is still a party. And this is one party you'll actually feel better after attending. Masturbation has some awesome health benefits and feels really really good.
This post is part of Mashable's Masturbation Week. May is National Masturbation Month, so we're celebrating by exploring the many facets of self-love. Cast your mind back to the last time you cracked one out, knocked one off, rubbed one out, masturbated — whatever you call it.
Masturbation —touching yourself for sexual pleasure—is normal behavior and can lead to orgasm. Masturbation can help you become comfortable in communicating your needs to a sexual partner. Unfortunately, taboos about masturbation can condition people to feel shameful about doing it. Talking about arousal around the time of your period is even more taboo.
The idea of looking down and seeing your hands covered in blood might not be the sexiest thing on the planet. If you want, obviously. Yes, you might get some blood and other fluids on your hands.
Sometimes you want the grand finale of sex without all the work leading up to — and that's not selfish, it's called self-care! We already know that masturbating is good for you really goodbut what about when you have your period? There's no problem here, because that's one thing that shouldn't stop you from having a really intense orgasm.
In fact, they all recommend it! Endorphins that happen during masturbation can help deal with pain from cramps or even a bad PMS day. The other thing they all agree on in that it can get messy. Silicone, metal, and glass are going to be the top three types of material you should go for.
Female masturbation is often seen as a taboo subject. Despite research showing that women masturbate as frequently as men, it's still not a topic that all females openly discuss. The Swedes have even created a new term for female masturbation in an attempt to stop women from being put off talking about the topic by the usual male-associated words.
Stereotypically, the only act of self-love a woman treats herself to on her period involves Advil, elastic-waist pants, and gargantuan tubs of ice cream. To put it bluntly, your period is a great time to masturbate. And there are other benefits to masturbating on your period on top of, ya know, fighting patriarchal stigmas. When you orgasm, your body releases dopamine and oxytocin —a natural pain reliever that can get rid of some of the worst period cramps.