Why Men Self-pleasure - The Top 7 Reasons

Why Men Self-pleasure: The Top 7
Somehow in society, being a man and self-gratification are intertwined.
Does anyone really know why men self-pleasure though? Is it biological,
social, personal, or a little bit of everything? Spoiler Alert: it’s a little bit of
everything! Here are seven of the most commonly cited reasons to selfpleasure and a little backup research on why.
Reason #1: High Drive
Men with a high drive tend to self-pleasure more frequently. Ironically,
frequent self-gratification keeps that sensual pilot light burning so the desire
to self-pleasure increases. There’s no measure for too much self-gratification
so long as it’s not disrupting life or desensitizing the male organ. Men have
different drives and refractory periods so what’s a lot or a little to one man
will vary wildly from the next.
Reason #2: Stress Relief
Self-gratification releases two very important hormones dopamine and
oxytocin. Dopamine is a chemical in our brains that is linked to reward and
pleasure. Oxytocin is called the “love hormone” because it encourages
feelings of bonding, empathy, and generosity. Together, they help the body
relax and reduce stress. This is an often-heard reason to self-pleasure.
Reason #3: It Feels Different from Intimacy
There’s a lot of reasons self-gratification feels different from intimacy.
Obviously, there’s the difference between a hand and a partner’s body. But
self-gratification also comes with the benefit of being able to change speed,
grip, or location based on how things are feeling. Solo-love can also be a
long or short episode depending on whether a man wants something more of
the fast and hard variety or the slow and teasing flavor.
Reason #4: To Enhance Partnered Intimacy
One of the number one reasons given for self-gratification is to educate
oneself on their own personal pleasure so when in a relationship, or just an
intimate situation with another person, they can not only know and show the
other person what is pleasurable to them, but also to build sensual
confidence. Having the confidence to say, “This feels good,” and knowing
how to instruct someone is one of the biggest reasons to self-pleasure.
Reason #5: Unmet Sensual Needs
Whether a man is single or coupled, sensual needs can go unmet. If single,
it’s a case of “love the one you’re with.” If in a relationship, it’s not at all
unusual for two partners to have completely different sensual drives and
needs. Sometimes self-gratification is a way to bridge the difference. Selfgratification is also a way for a part of a couple to fantasize and give himself
sensual release thinking about something his partner might not be into. This
offers a nice substitute for this reason as well.
Reason #6: To Fall Asleep
As discussed in Reason #2, self-gratification promotes the release of
dopamine and oxytocin. In addition to all the warm fuzzies the two
chemicals provide, they also create a perfect bodily environment for sleep.
Dopamine specifically tells the body to relax into sleep. Many men say they
have to self-pleasure or be intimate at night as a way to fall into restful sleep.
Reason #7: They Saw Something that Excited Their Imagination
There are countless anecdotal stories from men about seeing another person
on the subway, the gym, or even just as they were jogging by in the park
that, for some reason, turned them on. Self-gratification in this sense is a
kind of fantasy fulfillment. A man can satisfy his sensual urge, in the exact
way he desires it in his mind, by stroking to whatever scenario his mind
created around the person or people he saw. There’s no judgment, no
infidelity, and it’s entirely private.
Regardless of which of the reasons to self-pleasure a man cites as his
reasons, keeping the male organ in utmost health is critical in selfgratification. Be sure to wash the member with a gentle cleanser daily, as
well as after playing around, to keep it clean and keep bacteria and
infections at bay. Then use a specially formulated male organ health creme
(health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been
clinically proven safe and mild for skin) to keep the member well
hydrated. Be sure to choose a cream that has a natural emollient like Shea
butter or vitamin E to provide ultimate softness without chemicals or
additives. Also, search out creams with additional amino acids and vitamins
which keep the member strong, sensitive, and protected for years of fun to