Menstrubation is masturbation during menstruation. In fact, the term is a portmanteau of the words menstruation and masturbation. People can enjoy mensturbation on their own or with a partner.
The changes that take place in the body during menstruation make it a perfect time for masturbation. As the period approaches, the uterus, pelvis, and genital areas all become fuller and more engorged with blood. This creates a pressure that encourages us to relieve ourselves through sexual stimulation, such as masturbation. This pressure in our bodies can make us feel more aroused and increase desire. The swelling can also make the genitals more sensitive to stimulation, which can make menstrubation more pleasurable.
There is also a hormonal shift during menstruation. Estrogen and progesterone levels drop while testosterone levels typically increase. This surge in testosterone may also increase arousal and libido.
Why You Should Masturbate During Your Period
Just like masturbation, there are many benefits of menstrubation. Menstrubation carries the usual perks of masturbation, such as feeling pleasure and getting in touch with your body. However, there are also some additional perks worth considering.
Menstrubation can help women feel more comfortable and connected with how they experience their period. This helps break down many of the taboos surrounding menstruation and allows women to feel more beautiful and empowered during this time. Menstrubation may also aid with sleep, which can be elusive when period cramps occur.
Menstrubation has been found to reduce period pain and improve mood. It may even make periods shorter and lighter. There are many theories why menstrubation can help reduce period symptoms. Some think pressure from fingers or vibrators during vaginal penetration may give a person’s pain threshold a boost.
Vaginal penetration isn’t essential for enjoying menstrubation or its benefits, though. The feel-good hormones released during and after orgasm, including endorphins, dopamine, and oxytocin, reduce pain and create a sense of wellbeing. This mood boost can combat negative emotions commonly experienced during periods. Masturbating also increases blood flow to the uterus to help reduce the impact of the uterine contractions that cause period pain.