The Power of Self Pleasure and Why It Matters to You

Written by: Quanna Experts



Time to read 4 min

Masturbation and self pleasure are still a little bit of a taboo subject but we’re helping to bring the conversation surrounding self pleasure to the center stage with accurate, unfiltered information and entertainment.

The topic has long been shrouded and kept in the basement or under the covers, however, the narrative is changing, and it's time we get into the myriad of benefits that self pleasure can bring you. Time to explore what self pleasure truly is!

Unraveling the Truth about Self Pleasure

Self Pleasure: two words that hold a universe of meanings, feelings, and experiences, often associated with shame from childhood experiences. Far beyond the realm of just physical satisfaction, self pleasure encompasses the journey of understanding, accepting, and celebrating one's own body.

For many, the term self pleasure equates to masturbation. However, it extends beyond just stimulating the genitals. It's about celebrating your body, indulging in sensual experiences, and exploring different ways to feel good. Self pleasure could be reading erotica, admiring your body, or even indulging in non-sexual activities like taking a warm bath, cooking, listening to soft music, or being in nature. It's about feeling good within your skin.

The Health Benefits of Masturbation

Engaging in self pleasure is not just enjoyable but also a great way to boost your health. It triggers the release of hormones like dopamine and endorphins, which are known to enhance mood and relieve stress. It's like a natural antidepressant, promoting happiness and reducing anxiety. Some people even report feeling more focused and clear-headed post-orgasm.

However like with all good things, too much can be damaging. The release of endorphins and dopamine during masturbation acts as a self reward mechanism for this positive experience. The brain then creates neural pathways to encourage this repeat behavior, which over time, can lead to an addiction [1].

To avoid this it is best to include and alternate with other forms of self pleasure that you enjoy such as a deep-tissue massage 

The Role in Long-Distance Relationships

Self pleasure can be a saving grace in long-distance relationships. It allows individuals to fulfill their physical needs while being apart from their partners. Plus, it releases oxytocin, the "love hormone" that promotes bonding and can help keep the spark alive in the relationship.

Thanks to modern technology you can also engage in mutual masturbation over video calls such as FaceTime. Seeing your partner's face and hearing their voice during this oxytocin release will help deepen your bond and make the experience more pleasurable. 

A Healing Hand Post Breakup

Heartbreak is a tough phase. And while there's no quick fix, self pleasure can offer comfort during such times. It promotes feelings of self-love and self-worth, acting as a stepping stone towards healing and rediscovery. It's about taking control and finding joy in your own company.

Celebrating Singlehood

For those relishing their single status, self pleasure can add to the joy of independence. It's about taking control of your sexuality and understanding what you like. It's a chance to explore your body and find what makes you tick before sharing those intimate moments with someone else.

The Role of Sex Toys

Sex toys and lubricants can be a great addition to your masturbation routine. They offer a variety of sensations and can help you discover new erogenous zones as well as add exciting novelty to your self pleasure session. Whether you want to enhance your experience or just try something new, these devices can be a fun and exciting way to experiment.

Understanding Your Body

One of the many benefits of self pleasure is the opportunity to get to know your body better. It allows you to explore different sensations and find what truly pleases you. This knowledge proves invaluable in enhancing your sexual experiences, whether solo or with a partner.

The Importance of Self Pleasure

Self pleasure is essential for a fulfilling and pleasurable sex life. It helps in healing, promotes self-love, and builds self-confidence. It erases the notion that pleasure should be 'earned' and empowers us to celebrate our bodies and our sexuality.

Exploring New Horizons

There are countless ways to explore self pleasure. From solo sex to mutual masturbation and activities like massages, manicures, pedicures, and shopping, the options are endless. These experiences can enrich our understanding of pleasure and help us feel more confident in expressing our needs and desires.

Tips to Improve Masturbation

To make your self pleasure journey more enjoyable, consider incorporating these tips into your solo sex routine:

  • Get Grounded: Calm your mind and body with some deep breaths.

  • Notice Your Surroundings & Sensations: Pay attention to how things feel, smell, and taste.

  • Experiment with Sex Toys: Find what works for you. Remember, it's all about your comfort and pleasure.

  • Set the Mood: Create a comfortable and inviting environment for yourself.

  • Use Lubricant: The silky smooth feeling will help to enhance self-masturbation.

The End for Self Pleasure

In conclusion, self pleasure is a deeply personal and empowering journey. It's about breaking free from societal norms, and shame and embracing your body and your sexuality. So, go ahead and explore, because you are deserving of pleasure, happiness, and self-love.