We all do it – whether we like to admit to it or not is another matter – but masturbation is one of my go-to ‘tools’ to fight pain, stress and even a bloated tummy. It’s also a great way to burn fat.

Through Skinny Bitch Collective – with female empowerment at the forefront – I encourage fantasy and stimulation and preach that boredom in the upkeep of your sexual health is the enemy.

There’s no excuse to neglect your stimuli downstairs, especially when you realise that the power to get a dose of Vitamin O is literally ‘at your fingertips.’ It’s absolutely crucial that you add this wonderful technique to your general upkeep regimen.

– Orgasms will help keep your bits healthy and the extra stimulation will cause blood to rush into genital tissue, which is great all round.

– They can provide powerful pain relief – perhaps more than doubling a woman’s tolerance for pain – and they are an analgesic meaning they can suppresses pain without nulling sensitivity. There is no reason that can’t be beneficial to your workouts.

– Orgasms will help to protect your heart and will reduce stress with a surge of oxytocin, the hormone also released during cuddling sessions.

SBC summary:

Combined with great sleep, optimal omega 3 and the right training, Vitamin O is your new multivitamin.

Enjoy yourself… And each other!

Words by Russ Bateman, of SBC, thesbcollective.com

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