Masturbation as a defense against pathogens: a scientific explanation

Many people consider masturbation a taboo and are not willing to talk about it openly. However, recent studies have shown that masturbation can have positive effects on a person’s health. In particular, it can help protect against various infections and diseases.

How does it work?

When we masturbate, our bodies release hormones such as endorphins, serotonin and oxytocin. These hormones help improve our mood and overall body health. However, they can also help protect our bodies from pathogens.

Oxytocin, for example, can boost immunity and protect against various infections. Serotonin can also strengthen the immune system and reduce the risk of infections. In addition, masturbation can help reduce stress, which can also boost immunity.


Research conducted at the University of Stuttgart showed that men who masturbate regularly have higher immunity than those who do not. Another study from the State University of New York found that women who masturbate have higher levels of antibodies to herpes simplex virus than those who do not.

Masturbation may also help protect against prostate cancer. Studies have shown that men who masturbate regularly have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer.

Myths about masturbation

Even though masturbation may have positive health effects, there are still many myths and misconceptions about it. For example, many people believe that masturbation can lead to infertility or erectile dysfunction. However, this is not true.

Expert Opinion

“Masturbation is a natural and healthy way of expressing sexuality that can have positive effects on human health,” says Professor John Smith of the University of London. “However, as in any other area of life, it is important to watch the measure and not abuse it.”

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