Need Another Reason To Masturbate? It Relieves Restless Leg Syndrome.

Shaking legs aren’t always a desirable thing in the bedroom. On April 1, NewScientist reported on an article from the scientific journal Sleep Science about a recent Brazilian study. The study findings suggest that masturbation can relieve the symptoms of restless leg syndrome (RLS). Despite my initial suspicion, this was not a fabulous April Fool’s joke.

RLS, which affects 7-10% of American and Europeans, can be the result of a dopamine imbalance. The current drugs prescribed for RLS increase dopamine, but masturbation alone can accomplish the same result (with a little bit more fun involved, I suspect). Yet another reason why self-pleasure can be a healthy, lovely thing.

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Kate McCombs

Kate McCombs, MPH is a NYC-based sex educator + blogger. She's the founder of Sex Geekdom, a global community for sex educators, researchers, and other folks who love having geeky conversations about sex.

  • http://askgarnet.com Garnet Joyce

    Not to mention way less negative side effects