Counseling Center of Cherry Creek

Why Masturbation is Important

May 20, 2020
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Posted By: Margie Kaems at the Counseling Center of Cherry Creek

As your marriage therapists in Denver, our counseling team works hard to provide you with professional and relevant information on a wide range of topics that can benefit your romantic relationships. We also offer full-length counseling sessions to individuals and partners alike who are looking for more fulfilling romantic and sexual interactions. 

Because May is International Masturbation Month, we thought we would take a few minutes to talk about why you and your partner may benefit from masturbation, even if you’re in a fulfilling sexual relationship. 

Common Benefits of Masturbation

Masturbation holds many potential benefits for participants, and these benefits range from physical to psychological. Because the practice involves inevitably getting to know their bodies more intimately, many participants report increased sex drive and improved sex lives with their partner as a result. 

Some of the most important potential benefits masturbation offers include:

  • Decreased risk and complications: Even when you engage with a partner, masturbation does not pose the same risks as traditional sexual intimacy. Rather than feeling worried about sexually transmitted diseases, infectious diseases, or pregnancy, you are free to focus solely on the emotions and sensations surrounding the experience.
  • Happier mood and healthier sexuality: Masturbation provides the same feel-good hormones and releases the same feelings of pleasure as sexual intercourse, leading to reduced stress, increased feelings of happiness, and greater confidence in relationships. Masturbation and orgasm are known to promote better, deeper sleep and encourage a sense of stillness and tranquility. 
  • Convenience and ease: Sometimes, traditional sexual intimacy can feel complicated with different “extras” like birth control methods or devices, sex toys, and special clothing or equipment. Many people turn to masturbation because there is no need for these add-ons or any real preparation. Because masturbation can be enjoyed with or without a partner, it’s a popular choice for single and romantically involved individuals alike. 

Sex Therapy in Denver, CO

Here at the Counseling Center of Cherry Creek, we offer individual and couples counseling to improve relationships and sexual health. If you’re looking for greater satisfaction in your sex life or are struggling in a sexless marriage, you can benefit from working with a therapist. 

For more information, give us a call today at (720) 457-3342. 

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