For any keen masturbators out there, this news will be thoroughly welcomed. Instead of keeping the self-love strictly to your bedroom on lonely nights, you should think about doing it while you’re at work.
Known as a ‘masturbation break’, psychologists believes it could be a great way to combat the stress of your job. While using such a pastime as an escape, perhaps from your boss who is constantly breathing down your neck, would provide similar benefits.
Mark Sergeant, a psychology lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, made the controversial suggestion in a piece for Metro earlier this year. He told the website that it would be ‘very effective at work’ and considered it to be a ‘great way to relieve tension’.
However, his claims were backed up by Dr Cliff Arnall, a life coach based in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. He added: ‘I would expect a masturbation policy to result in more focus, less aggression, higher productivity, and more smiling. ‘Certainly taking a masturbation break for boredom or an escape would increase work focus.’
But he did have concerns for those who tend to take longer to climax, as this could cause them to be frustrated. While he pointed to the fact it could open up a whole host of sexually inappropriate behaviour at work. This comes after scientists in December 2013 revealed that masturbation can ward off a host of illnesses.
Researchers at the University of Sydney found that self-pleasuring can prevent cystitis, diabetes and even prostate cancer. They found that 94 per cent of men admit to masturbating, as do 85 per cent of women – and that it’s something even babies do from the time they are in the womb. But despite its proven benefits, old rumours that it can leave people blind or infertile often scares people from self-pleasure.
NoFap, an online anti-sex group, was founded after a 2003 study discovered men who don’t masturbate for seven days have higher levels of testosterone. But the evidence was scarce and testosterone can be affected by several factors, Medical Daily reports.