Masturbating Before Sex: Can this Help Prolong or Lead to Better Sex?

Masturbation is a healthy, safe way to give yourself some self-love and discover what your body likes and is stimulated by. There are many health benefits to solo play such as relieving stress, getting better sleep and improving your mood. 

There are also a lot of anecdotal benefits that exist, such as masturbating before sex improving sexual intercourse. However, Is any of this true? In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at what the evidence says.

 

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Does Masturbating Before Sex Help You Last Longer?



Masturbating

before sex can have certain benefits for some, however, there’s no scientific evidence that masturbating before sex has any effect, either negatively or positively, on how you will perform or the intensity of your climax. A lot of unscientific reports that focus mostly on male masturbation exist and discuss reasons why it may help, but have come to no definitive conclusion.

There are a lot of reasons why people believe that masturbation before sex helps them to perform better or longer. For example, men who have issues with premature ejaculation may find it helps to have an orgasm via masturbation before penetrative sex to prolong their performance during actual intercourse. Also, men who suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) may feel less stress by gaining an erection via masturbation before sex. 

There is also something that both men and women experience called the ‘refractory period’, or the natural recovery phase, after orgasming. During this time your body limits the response to stimulation to prevent discomfort, allowing your body to recover. Continued sex with a partner during this period may enable prolonged sex due to the reduced stimulation you would feel. Just because there is no definitive scientific evidence of masturbating before sex helping to prolong or improve sex, doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth doing

Masturbating Before Sex to Prevent Premature Ejaculation



As mentioned above, men who suffer from premature ejaculation might be aided in lasting longer by masturbating before sex, and may even be advised by a doctor to do so up to an hour beforehand.

It can also be a way to take the pressure off of penetrative sex for yourself or your partner, by postponing the act in favor of mutual masturbation, which may lead to increased intimacy and confidence with your partner

Can Masturbation During Sex Help?



Masturbation during, or continued into sex, can also be an option considered for those who may have difficulty orgasming. Masturbating with your hands or with a sex toy can help in aiding you to eventually climax, and reduces the pressure to climax via penetrative sex alone.

There doesn’t always need to be a separation between penetrative sex and masturbation. It may be a fun and interesting experience for both you and your partner to continue pleasuring yourself during sexual intercourse.

Summary

Although there is no definitive scientific evidence to prove masturbation before sex will make you last longer in bed, it may help some people if you believe it works for you in a variety of situations. Masturbation before sex also has other benefits, such as reducing stress, pressure on performing and any sexual tension. Mutual masturbation with a partner can also be used as a form of foreplay to integrate masturbation into sexual intercourse. If you think masturbating before sex will lead to a better orgasm, then it may benefit you in some way. You should always consider what feels best for you