No Nut November is an annual event that encourages men to go a month without ejaculating – that is, crack a nut

Many even use it to raise funds to fight prostate cancer

But if you want to fundraise for this good cause, you might want to try Movember instead, because abstaining from orgasms is a lot less fun and you will be depriving yourself of the many benefits associated with orgasms.

For starters, orgasms are a natural pain reliever, and a 2014 study by Harvard Health Professionals found that men who ejaculated at least 21 times per month had a 33% lower risk of prostate cancer compared to men who ejaculated four to seven times a month month

Counseling Directory member Tabitha Bast tells us that the idea of ​​No Nut November is dead wrong

She tells Metrocouk: “No Nut November – that is, for how long can you abstain from orgasms – comes from the same principle as the notches on the bed post – that is, ie how many can you score – and both are badly taken when it comes to sex

“Sex is not about frequency or frequency, but rather about quality However, we also know that if you don’t use it … you lose it

“We know that sex, whether alone or solo, is physically important for maintaining blood flow to the genitals. As women age and estrogen levels decline, there is a very high risk of vaginal atrophy, but regular arousal and orgasms can keep your vagina in shape

“For men, erection problems become more and more common with age, and while you can switch to a pump to keep it moving, using your own hand is a good way to avoid need specialized equipment “

Sexual pleasure also has mental benefits, as orgasms can help improve your mood by releasing feel-good hormones called endorphins

We know that orgasms and masturbation are good for your mental well-being Studies have shown that orgasms can help you sleep better and relieve stress

Tabitha adds, “Touch is a primal sense that, like exercise, decreases stress and promotes mental well-being, can reduce the risk of prostate cancer, and even promote memory.

“Whether alone or with another, dopamine or oxytocin are the chemicals in the brain that not only help us survive but thrive, and you get them with every orgasm These neurotransmitters that fire together are essential enough to get through a pandemic

‘Sex isn’t just about orgasms of course, partner sex is as much about communication and connection as it is about pleasure, and great sex makes us feel alive, whether it’s a night of pleasure and consensual pleasure with this friend we have always dreamed of or regularly in a committed and exploratory relationship

Even though she’s not a fan of No Nut November, Tabitha believes November could instead be used as a time to change “ the way we approach sex, especially if we think sex is an issue or hinders other desires and interests’

She adds: “If you only enjoy porn, introduce 50% non-porn handjobs to encourage fantasy and enjoy yours in real life If you are goal oriented in partner sex, remove orgasms or PIV / A sex (penis in vagina / anus) for a while to incorporate new things

“If you’re in a long-term relationship, spend a month bringing back flirting and teasing, not just bedtime sex. There are a myriad of ideas to bring to the sex table, to put the quality at the center of quantity and make you a better lover for yourself and others

“These are great things to focus on for November Think slower, safer, sexier than abstinence”

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