Yes, the time has come for many of us to self-isolate. Which means a lot of streaming Stan and Netflix.
Should you get bored, you might reach for some goodies in your top drawer. Imagine the horror if your fave toy was broken? Or out of batteries?
It’s time to start thinking about what you need in your home quarantine kit to keep your mind and body happy. Because in case you didn’t know, an orgasm a day can really keep the doctor away.
I’m serious! In fact, indulging in some self-love might be one of the most productive ways to spend your time in isolation.
Masturbating boosts your immune system and raises your white blood cell count. According to Dr Jennifer Landa, masturbation might be just what you need to strengthen your body’s natural defence forces.
Her views are backed up by a Department of Medical Psychology at the University Clinic of Essen (in Germany) study which looked at the effects of orgasm through masturbation on white blood cell count.
A group of 11 volunteers were asked to participate in a study and the results confirmed that sexual arousal and orgasm increased the number of white blood cells. White blood cells help fight off infections.
That’s not all – orgasms help you relax your body and calm your mind, meaning a better sleep, which in turn means more time for your body to rest. Rest is crucial in maintaining a high-functioning immune system.
When you climax through masturbation your body gets a rush of feel-good hormones (such as dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin). This wonderful rush re-balances your levels of cortisol (the stress hormone). This all helps boost your immune system to get it functioning well.
Honestly, it’s science!
So, grab some Dettol, Panadol and a couple of cans of tinned tomatoes, whatever you need to get through. But don’t forget the other things you’ll need…
Two weeks at home? How much lube can you use? Make sure you stock up in advance so you’re not left high and dry (sorry). Grab a long-lasting lubricant with a pop-top on a large bottle (270ml is good). That way you won’t run out.
Make sure you have batteries. If you want to care for the environment, consider getting a toy that doesn’t require batteries and instead has a USB charger. That way you’ll never be left without a buzz!