Scientists say masturbation can strengthen the immune system against Covid-19
In the African society, sex is demonized, in and out of marriage. So, coming up with a topic of this nature would send shivers down various spines for obvious reasons. However, this is science and science needs front page, of course. Science says masturbation is good for your immune system and in this piece published on The Sun UK, a known hormone therapist corroborates the hypothesis.
While many people look past the health benefits of indulging in a little self-love, Dr Jennifer Landam, a specialist in hormone therapy, suggests that masturbation might be exactly what you need to strengthen your body’s natural defense forces.
Dr Landom’s views are also reflected in a small study conducted by the Department of Medical Psychology at the University Clinic of Essen in Germany which closely looked at the effects of orgasm through masturbation on white blood cell count.
And yes, while we agree that a team of doctors watching a group of people engage in self-pleasure is rather strange, the results were clear and it was confirmed that sexual arousal and orgasm increased the number of white blood cells and boosted the immune system – so thank you volunteers.
More than that, though, orgasms in general help you relax and sleep better, too – and more sleep means more time for your body to repair and recover.
Besides, the NHS even asserts that sexual arousal sends the heart rate higher, and the number of beats per minute reaches its peak during orgasm.
So if you are feeling a little under the weather, or simplY want your immune system firing the way it should, simply whip out your play mate and enjoy the time indoors.
This report is published originally on The Sun UK