How Using Sex Toys Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

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How Using Sex Toys Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

Editorial Team

In this article, we'll be covering the different ways how using sex toys can help improve your mental health, improve your love life and your overall sleep cycle.

Ways Using Sex Toys Can Improve Your Mental Health 

Reduces Anxiety And Stress

When using sex toys, many people report feeling sexually empowered, more in control of their sexual pleasure and report a renewed sense of excitement in their sexual connection. All of this enhances feelings of happiness, emotional well being, satisfaction with sex and helps reduce feelings of anxiety, dread, and hopelessness. 

Orgasming also releases neurotransmitters like serotonin, which works with those hormones to make you less stressed and anxious. They also make you feel more content and relaxed. 

Improve Body Image And Self-Esteem

It's been reported that women who masturbate weekly are more likely to feel positively about their looks and body than those who don’t. This is because sex toys allow you to experiment with different sensations, stimulation areas and simultaneous pleasure points in a safe manner, giving you the knowledge of what makes you feel good.

When you know the ins and outs of your body, you gain a deeper appreciation for it. 

Increases Sexual Satisfaction In Relationships 

Using sex toys with partners is every bit as helpful as using sex toys solo. Actively incorporating sex toys into your sexual activities improves your communication in general. People are more likely to communicate how they feel when engaging with their partners via sex toys. If you don’t like how the sex toy is used, you can tell your partner without the fear of hurting their ego or self-esteem.

Sex toys create a bit of distance that allows you to openly communicate your desires with each other. Openly communicating your desires with sex toys paves the way for you to openly communicate your desires even without sex toys. According to studies, open sexual communication is a key component of healthy relationships and overall sexual satisfaction, often leading to more and better orgasms.

Better Sleep

Feel the need to sleep after a good session (both solo and partnered)? 

That's because both masturbation and sex release oxytocin and endorphin, which help you feel more relaxed. Masturbation can also help with restlessness and insomnia, with many women reporting better sleep after incorporating masturbation into their nighttime routine. 

Using a sex toy can help you achieve your bedtime orgasm more quickly and effectively. This in turn helps you to sleep more soundly and improve your quality of life!