How doing simple sex act three times a week can make you live longer and ‘cut cancer risk’, according to a sexologist 0 267

A SEX expert preaching the powers of masturbation says that pleasuring yourself at least three times a week will lead to a happier, healthier and longer life.

Dr. Gloria Brame, a sex therapist of 20 years, told The Sun that achieving an orgasm through masturbation sends a rush of “feel-good” hormones around the body that can have a number of positive effects.

GettyFrequent orgasms will lead to a happier, healthier and longer life, studies suggest[/caption] Twitter/@DrGloriaBrameDr. Gloria Brame is a certified sexologist with 20 years of experience[/caption]

Those hormones include oxytocin, otherwise known as the love hormone; serotonin, the happiness hormone; and dopamine, the pleasure hormone.

Calling an orgasm the biggest non-drug-induced blast of dopamine one can experience, Dr. Brame says that masturbation should become a regular part of everyone’s personal care routine, just like brushing your teeth.

“Masturbation sends you a drug cocktail of really happy drugs – the kind that you actually cannot buy from a dealer, nor can your doctor prescribe them, because some chemicals we cannot yet pharmaceutically reproduce,” Dr. Brame said.

“So when it comes to psychological things like stress, anxiety, even trauma, depression, and low-energy moods, an orgasm really fills you with this self-produced lovely combination of chemicals that make it feel as though life is worth living.”

Dr. Brame added: “It’s that energy that people lose when they don’t masturbate or aren’t having any sex at all.

“Going through a dry spell can have a deleterious effect on your overall mood, whether that be feelings of frustration, insecurity, or inadequacy.

“An orgasm is something of a release from that. While it doesn’t necessarily solve the problem, it definitely takes the edge of the anxiety of it all, because you a filling yourself with happy feelings.”

The surge in feel-good hormones also promotes a more relaxed and calm state of being, leading to more restful sleeping and, in turn, boosting an individual’s immune system.


According to Dr. Brame, ejaculation decreases levels of cortisol in the body, which is otherwise well known as the stress-inducing hormone.

Off-setting cortisol levels by increasing oxytocin and dopamine in the body actually helps to boost your immune system, because cortisol helps maintain your immune system when released in small doses.

Masturbation can also produce the right kind of environment for a strengthened immune system to thrive, studies show.

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A 2004 study conducted by the Department of Medical Psychology at the University Clinic of Essen found that masturbation boosted white blood cell levels post-orgasm.

As part of the study, a group of 11 men had their white blood cell counts analyzed five minutes before and 45 minutes after reaching a self-induced orgasm.

The results supposedly confirmed that our immune system is positively affected by sexual arousal and masturbation, for white blood cells help to fight off infections, illnesses, and diseases.

Orgasms have also been found to prevent or mitigate pain, which boosts the immune system and helps to stave off cold and flu symptoms.

Stefan Evers, a neurologist and headache specialist, conducted a study with 800 migraine patients to investigate how their sexual activity impacted their levels of pain.

Evers found that 60 percent of migraine sufferers experienced pain relief after participating in sexual activity that resulted in orgasm.


Masturbation, or frequent sex, can also help to lower the risks of prostate cancer among men, studies have found.

One study from 2004 found that men who ejaculated more than 21 times a month reduced their risk of contracting prostate cancer by roughly 33 percent, when compared to those who achieved orgasms between only four to seven times each month.

Twelve years later, the researchers followed up with the same group of men and found that those who ejaculated 12 times per month reduced their prostate cancer risk by 10 percent.

Dr. Brame says that masturbation, in addition to being good for the soul, is also good for the heart, dramatically reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

“Numerous studies have found that regular orgasms might actually be a key to leading longer and happier lives,” she said.

“And there are absolutely correlations between heart health and frequent orgasms – and by frequent, I mean at least three times a week.”

A report from the Massachusetts Aging Study found that men who had sex once a month or less were 45% more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than men who had two or more orgasms per week.

Dr. Brame said that frequent orgasms also lower the risk of stroke by around 60 percent, and helps to prevent endometriosis – a gynecological condition – among women.

“The heart and the genitals work hand-in-hand,” she said. “So do the genitals with the lungs and many other organs.”


In addition to extending your life span, Dr. Brame believes that masturbation or regular orgasms can help keep you look younger for longer.

“There are an abundance of studies about who fares better in life and people who have regular orgasms tend to do better on many fronts.

“If you have regular orgasms, you’ll notice one reason why people get so upset when they can’t have orgasms is because they think everyone else is having them. I think the brain tells you you’re no longer in the game of life, I really do.

“That’s why I think it’s the key to healthy aging. I think one reason we see older people in poor health who don’t have a critical illness but appear fragile or whatever, is that it isn’t just enough to keep fit and go walk in the mall or whatever it is that they do.

“Orgasms contribute to the overall full-body health of a human being,” Dr. Brame added.

“I’m a lifelong smoker and 65 years old, and I don’t have anything wrong with me, my doctors are shocked. But I have orgasms and I maintain my weight – that’s all I do for myself.”

Research suggests that either masturbating or having sex on a regular basis can also improve your skin.

Having an orgasm increases blood flow to the skin, making your blood vessels open up. For some people, this can result in rosy cheeks, which is commonly referred to as a post-sex glow.

Additionally, oxytocin, one of the main hormones released into the body after ejaculation, can reduce inflammation, making spots, pimples and rashes less noticeable.

One study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found having an orgasm increases your body’s estrogen levels, which is known to help skin and hair appear more healthy.


As well as the various health benefits orgasms may offer, Dr. Brame notes that frequent masturbation may also help enhance your performance in the bedroom.

Masturbating regularly can not only help you last longer in bed, she says, but also make your genitals harder in a state of arousal.

As people age, they lose muscle tone all over their bodies, including around their genitalia.

Regularly having sex or masturbating helps maintain muscle by working out your pelvic floor, helping to prevent erectile dysfunction and incontinence.

It can additionally help to increase your libido, with Brame explaining that the more orgasms any individual has, the more they will crave them.

“The ecstasy you experience from an orgasm – considering the boost of serotonin it gives you – can give you feelings of greater sexual connectedness,” she said.

“So frequent masturbation will help regulate how your entire body feels, and so once that chemistry starts going through you, it will produce an erection, and not just a normal erection, but if you have the right chemistry combination, it’ll be rock-hard.

“The same goes for women who regularly masturbate. They’ll experience a greater rush of blood to their groin, which is known as a clitoral erection.”


Dr. Brame said, within reason, there’s no such thing as too much masturbation, calling it a healthy part of any sex life that is completely “safe and harmless.”

She advises practicing self-pleasure at least three times each week, but insists there’s nothing wrong with masturbating multiple times per day.

“When you’re aged 17 to 21, or maybe even up to the age of 26, you may not have a lot of control over your urge to masturbate, so may do so five times a day,” said Brame. “But it’s perfectly normal to masturbate five times a day when you’re 65 and jaded.

“Even if you don’t have the same level of urge when you were, say, 20, you should still be doing it maybe once or twice a week.

“The point is to still keep doing it.”

Only when masturbation becomes a compulsion or addiction does Brame think someone may need to cut back on their self-pleasuring habits.

“If you’re using masturbation to self-medicate problems by staying online and jerking off all night on the internet, and getting up late for work and being a b**ch at work, that’s a problem,” she said.

“If you’re in control of it and just want to spend the whole night trying to see how many times you can ejaculate then there’s nothing wrong with that.

“As long as it doesn’t interfere with your duties and responsibilities and your relationships.”

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Dr. Brame added: “Masturbation is required for people who don’t have sex partners and is a healthy supplement even when you do so.

“There is no downside to masturbation from a medical point of view or from a physiologic physiological point of view.

“The downside to masturbation is that people are so guilty about it – and that guilt causes stress.”

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Porn and Mental Health: The Challenges and Strategies for Coping in the Industry 0 177

Pornography is a billion-dollar industry that has gained widespread popularity across the globe. However, while it may be a source of entertainment for some, the industry can be challenging for performers’ mental health. The pressure to perform and meet the expectations of producers and viewers can take a toll on performers’ mental wellbeing. In this article, we’ll explore the challenges that the porn industry poses to mental health and strategies for coping with them.

The Challenges

  1. Stigma and Shame

The porn industry is still stigmatized, and performers can face a lot of shame and judgment from society. This can lead to a lot of stress and anxiety, making it difficult for performers to seek help and support when needed.

  1. Pressure to Perform

Performers in the porn industry are expected to meet certain expectations and perform at their best every time. This pressure can be overwhelming and can lead to feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.

  1. Isolation and Loneliness

Performing in the porn industry can be a lonely experience, with performers spending long hours on set or on their own, away from friends and family. This can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, which can take a toll on mental health.

  1. Trauma and Abuse

The porn industry is not immune to issues such as sexual harassment, assault, and exploitation. Performers may experience these traumatic events, leading to conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.

Strategies for Coping

Seek Professional Help

Performers in the porn industry should seek professional help and support when they need it. There are many therapists and counselors who specialize in working with performers in the industry and can help with issues such as anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Practice Self-Care

Self-care is crucial for performers in the porn industry. Taking breaks when needed, exercising, and practicing mindfulness and meditation can help performers manage stress and promote mental wellbeing.

Surround Yourself with Supportive People

Having a supportive network of friends, family, and colleagues can make a big difference in performers’ mental health. Surrounding yourself with people who understand the challenges of the industry and offer non-judgmental support can help performers cope with the stresses of the job.

Address Trauma and Abuse

Performers who have experienced trauma and abuse in the industry should seek support and address these issues head-on. This may involve therapy, reporting incidents to the authorities, and taking legal action if necessary.


The porn industry poses significant challenges to performers’ mental health, from stigma and shame to pressure to perform and trauma and abuse. However, with the right strategies, performers can cope with these challenges and maintain good mental wellbeing. Seeking professional help, practicing self-care, surrounding yourself with supportive people, and addressing trauma and abuse are just a few strategies that can help performers in the porn industry maintain good mental health.

Navigating Consent and Boundaries in the Porn Industry: A Guide for Newcomers 0 165

Consent and boundaries are crucial aspects of the porn industry, and it’s essential for newcomers to understand how to navigate these issues. In this article, we’ll provide a guide for those who are new to the industry on how to approach consent and boundaries in a professional and respectful manner.

First and foremost, it’s important to understand that consent is always required in the porn industry. This means that every actor must give explicit and enthusiastic consent to any sexual act that is portrayed on camera. Consent can be given verbally or non-verbally, but it must always be clear and enthusiastic.

In order to ensure that consent is obtained, communication is key. Actors should have open and honest conversations with their scene partners and the director prior to filming. They should discuss what they are comfortable with and what their boundaries are, as well as any specific instructions or concerns.

It’s also important for actors to feel empowered to set their own boundaries and to speak up if they feel uncomfortable or unsafe during filming. This means that if an actor does not want to perform a particular act or if they feel that their boundaries are being pushed, they have the right to stop the scene and speak to the director about their concerns.

It’s also essential for actors to be aware of their own physical and emotional limits. This means that they should take breaks as needed, communicate with their scene partner and director about any discomfort or pain, and engage in self-care practices to ensure that they are physically and emotionally prepared for the demands of the job.

Finally, it’s important for actors to have a support system in place. This can include talking to other actors who have experience in the industry, seeking out counseling or therapy, and having trusted friends and family members who can provide emotional support.

Navigating consent and boundaries in the porn industry can be challenging, but it’s an essential part of maintaining a safe and respectful work environment. By following these guidelines, newcomers to the industry can ensure that they are approaching these issues in a professional and responsible manner.

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