You might think of masturbation as something that you only do when you're single, but regular self-love sessions can have a seriously positive impact on the health of your marriage or relationship. And it's not just about the big O: Masturbating can improve your happiness and confidence, as well as your lower stress levels—all things that boost the health of a relationship. So close the curtains, lock the bedroom door, and break out your favorite vibrator or just get hands-on , and be prepared to reap loads of relationship benefits. Looking to take back control of your health? Prevention has smart answers—get 2 FREE gifts when you subscribe today.
9 Reasons Married People Should Still Masturbate
Facts About Married People and Masturbation
This article reports some aspects of sociosexual behavior, as a small part of an intensive study of 38 married couples. The persons' experiences and formulations are the primary material in an effort to humanize sexological research. This article reflects the Danish psychological-psychiatric tradition with emphasis on personal interviews instead of questionnaires, inventories, or tests. The analyses are based on differences between husband and wife and between men and women as groups. A number of qualitative thematic differences in personal experience with respect to masturbation and sexual fantasies are reported. Attention is drawn to thematic differences in the psychological significance of these aspects of sexuality which are, in part, dependent on the sex of the subject.
Masturbation and sexual fantasies in married couples
Growing up in a Christian home, sex was presented to me as the Holy Grail that would take on magical, mystical properties once you got married. Religion, media, and your friends may have all set you up for unrealistic expectations about marriage. If you were anything like me, you probably went into it thinking that sex would be fantastic, forever and always, simply because you were in love. In fact, I would assert that regular masturbation is part of a healthy married sex life — and that masturbation can even make married sex better. This is a big one for me, seeing as I was a virgin until I got into a relationship with my now-husband.
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