Why you should be masturbating during Coronavirus lockdown

Woman's hands clasping the sheet as she orgasms

It's no secret that we love having a good fiddle. We've written extensively on masturbation over the years and both the anecdotal and scientific evidence is clear. It's a bloody good thing to do for your health, both mental and physical, and literally does wonders for your immune system. Now more than ever, as we enter into this unpredictable and unprecedented lockdown it is absolutely vital for us to be looking after ourselves as much as we can.

While we're being encouraged to stay connected online so we don't fall into pits of loneliness, and to get out for a bit of exercise and vitamin D so we don't go insane within the four walls of the house, we also mustn't forget to look after some of our other important health needs; our sexual well-being and satisfaction. In fact, it is so important that some governments have even sent out official government suggestions for masturbation and safe sex practices during the time of quarantine and lockdown. And New York City's official Health Department is also encouraging masturbation as the safest sex you can have during this period.

Reconnect with Yourself

Lockdown is stressful. It really is. So many things, both in our immediate personal lives and in the larger, broader global community are up in the air right now and there's a lot of uncertainty and anxiety all around which is making those little self care things seem unimportant and frivolous. But they're not!

You are the most important person in your world and (like they tell you on an aeroplane when demonstrating the oxygen masks) you need to look after yourself first. I know it's not easy to find the time for a lot of us stuck at home with young kids etc but if you can find a spare five or ten minutes while they nap or hang out with the Netflix babysitter then I highly recommend locking yourself in the bathroom or bedroom and seeing if you can give yourself a nice quick orgasm. It really will help. Here's why.

Endorphins and Chemicals and Hormones, Oh My!

As we've talked about in the past the chemicals that are released in your body after an orgasm are some of the most important hormones and chemicals we need in our lives to be happy, relaxed and stress free.... 

And if there's one thing we could all do with right now it's a bit of happy juice flowing into our brains.

Not Just Our Brains

One thing that has been really interesting to read about during this pandemic is the topic of immunity. While so far there is no vaccine, and we know that COVID-19 can be incredibly dangerous for those with compromised immune systems, did you know that masturbating and orgasming might do wonders for your white blood cells, which are the blood cells we need to help our immune system work. This doesn't mean masturbating will cure Coronavirus or even prevent us from catching it, but sometimes if we're unwell with other smaller illnesses, it means we are less able to fight off some of the bigger ones. Having a strong immune system to fight those little ones away means our body is in better shape to deal with the bigger ones if they happen to come along and in the fight against COVID-19 we need all the help we can get. 

You are your Safest Sex Partner

Forgetting about STIs for a moment, these days just the act of hugging and kissing someone could lead to potential COVID-19 infections and, for the most part, sex with other people is kinda full of kissing and hugging. Which means no matter how safe you are in the downstairs department, there's a hell of a lot of risk coming from upstairs now too.

Masturbation not only means you won't catch any sexually transmitted infections, it also means you won't come into contact with other infections you can get from the mouth or hands like COVID-19.

Masturbation can Pass the Time 

We will probably always remember our first month of lockdown as the month that lasted 3 years, and what a slow and stressful 3 years that was. Sometimes just getting out of our own head and into a fantasy state of mind can be the best thing to do to help time pass a little more quickly. Some people escape into books. Others into music or movies. And sometimes it's nice to put the book down and turn the music up and escape into our own sexual fantasies and dreams. Sure, escapism isn't always the best way to deal with things... But I do believe that this is not one of those times and you should try and escape as often as you can. If you have the time and the space now is the perfect time to try and learn those sex things you wanted to. Can you squirt? Why not make that a learning goal? Multiple orgasms never seem to happen? Get working on it, we have plenty of time! Try different techniques like edging or incorporate new things into the mix like sex toys, butt plugs or porn.

This is definitely one of the strangest and most unknown experiences the world we know has ever dealt with and it really is important to hold onto certain things that are familiar and enjoyable and that bring a little happiness and fun into our days. So, for the sake of your sanity, your health, and something a little more exciting than your fourth viewing of Tiger King, get fiddling and playing and don’t forget to wash your hands!

19 comments

  • learnin2play

    learnin2play

    More than a month ago

    Well that's a eye opener, I was brought up that masterbating was wrong and not to do it so I haven't had the most experience with it so now is a good time to start

    • Areyoukinky2

      Account Closed

      More than a month ago

      Learning2play, I was brought up like you were butt that didn't stop me from mastabating whenever I wanted to. No way Hozay would being brought up in a certain way stop me from doing what I liked as long as it's legal I'm 70 by the way. Brought up to be a good little Roman Catholic lady. No way Hozay. Sincerely Areyoukinky2

    Reply
  • locksmith22

    locksmith22

    More than a month ago

    Good morning Headmaster.....
    I’m Mr Bates, this is Mrs. Bates and here is the young Master Bates....
    Don’t worry sir.... we will have him stop that nasty habit in no time at all.... !!
    OMG how attitudes have changed in one generation.....

    Reply
  • Photos in private gallery

    bestperson

    More than a month ago

    still feeling it or the family jewels need a polish

    Reply
  • Mr.Joshua

    Mr.Joshua

    More than a month ago

    well a resounding Endorsement from the men of AMM. I’ve book marked this article with The tag #finallyanexcusetoMasterbate
    Thank you

    Reply
  • CopperTop111

    CopperTop111

    More than a month ago

    Can only agree with everyone else..lol..would be better with someone even if its just cyber.. any one ( female) want to join me?

    Reply
  • DeerPool1978

    DeerPool1978

    More than a month ago

    Last night. Nice, even if I do say so myself.

    Reply
  • Joecat747

    Joecat747

    More than a month ago

    For me it's daily anyway... so lots of endorphins swimming around that keeps me satisfied. Having a partner is obviously more intense, but no excuse doing it by yourself.

    Reply
  • friskypuz

    friskypuz

    More than a month ago

    The rechargeable toys are so much better, saves going out for new batteries.
    The favourite ones handy for a quickie in the shower. Or the clip in one with the remote, lay in bed with a cuppa and enjoy the morning..

    • Photos in private gallery

      PlatmateWanted9

      More than a month ago

      Toys are nice but nowadays is just keep it i the family with mrs Palmer and get five daughters

    Reply
  • Satinprincess

    Satinprincess

    More than a month ago

    I never needed an excuse to have a fiddle but it was interesting reading. I will have to try doing it more...for my health of course!

    Reply
  • iCam245

    iCam245

    More than a month ago

    Great article , always been a lot of shame said about masturbation when it is really a natural function. Have been doing it since puberty and still enjoy it. Have experimented with it in lots of different forms and the internet provides another way of doing it with like minded people.

    Reply
  • OceanlovingMatt

    OceanlovingMatt

    More than a month ago

    Great article!

    Reply
  • FriendlyGuy1965

    FriendlyGuy1965

    More than a month ago

    I live alone , so I generally wank my self to sleep at night unfortunately - lol
    I would have preferred to have a partner and share our sexual needs together
    but what can you do - it is what it is. Stay safe...

    Reply
  • larfmyarseoff

    larfmyarseoff

    More than a month ago

    Couldn't agree more, but in fairness I do a lot of that anyway so not much has changed haha

    Reply
  • Kookaburra66

    Kookaburra66

    More than a month ago

    Very interesting , i knew about endorphins and yes sex and orgasming makes u feel good ,the white blood count and being healthy i didnt. My mum told me i would go blind.lol lol .regards kookaburra.

    • chesswiseagain

      Account Closed

      More than a month ago

      I can hardly read what you said... Mum was right !!!

    • FoxDens.Mr.Fox

      FoxDens.Mr.Fox

      More than a month ago

      Propaganda, put out by church ministers, (and spread by parents to their children) as another way of controlling you. ;p

    Reply
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