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Masturbating with a vibrator has health benefits

It has long been known that regular masturbation has numerous positive effects – both on physical and mental health, as we explain in the previous link. If a vibrator is used, it can increase the health effects of masturbation.

The medical benefits of a vibrator are apparently so convincing for women that vibrating sex toys should be available as medical devices on prescription in the future – according to a team of scientists led by Dr. Alexandra Dubinskaya, gynecologist at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Vibrator strengthens the pelvic floor and protects against incontinence

In their meta-study published in May 2022 in the The Journal of Urology was published, the researchers evaluated 21 of a total of 558 papers that have already appeared on the subject of vibrators and their influence on health.

It turned out that the regular use of a vibrator

  1. strengthened the pelvic floor
  2. relieved pain in the genital area,
  3. increased libido and sexual satisfaction and overall
  4. led to better sexual health.

Strengthening the pelvic floor in turn leads to far-reaching improvements in many abdominal complaints, such as B. urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence, uterine, bladder, rectal and vaginal prolapse, cystitis and the above-mentioned sexual disorders, so that measures to strengthen the pelvic floor should be an important part of the respective therapy. This can be training with the vibrator, but also traditional pelvic floor exercises.

Easier orgasms and less stress

Women who regularly “trained” with a vibrator also reached orgasm faster and achieved multiple orgasms more easily. Since regular orgasms also make a significant contribution to reducing stress and this aspect alone can significantly improve health in many areas (stress is considered an important factor in the development of diseases), vibrators should also be used as therapeutic aids as part of efficient stress management.

According to the researchers, all these positive effects should mean that doctors should prescribe vibrators to their patients in the future, especially in pelvic floor medicine, in the case of sexual problems or in reconstructive surgery (e.g. after genital mutilation).

The results of the study will be presented at this year’s meeting of the American Urological Association be presented ( 2 ).

Vibrator as therapy for sexual disorders

Already in 2018 the study of a multidisciplinary team of the Mayo Clinic/USA, which stated that vibrators were an evidence-based therapy for a number of sexual disorders ( 1 ) – not only for women but also for men e.g. e.g.:

  1. erectile dysfunction
  2. ejaculation difficulties, e.g. B. Premature ejaculation
  3. Problems with orgasm (if you never or rarely have an orgasm)
  4. Vulvodynia – pain in the external genital area in women
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Vibrator therapy alone or with a partner

If you have a partner and have never used a vibrator before (not even together with your partner), let them know that you intend to use a vibrator and why. Since the use of a vibrator can never only represent a purely medical therapy, but in most cases is also associated with sexual pleasure, you can of course also integrate the vibrator into your lovemaking as a partner. So you do not (only) have to treat yourself, your partner can do that very well.

Always use the vibrator with lubricant

Whether you use the vibrator alone or your partner stimulates you with it, a lubricant is always highly recommended – especially if the vibrator is to be used internally, i.e. vaginally or anally. It is better to use too much lubricant than too little.

Since there are also many different qualities of lubricants, we recommend the following lubricant:

*The Greentea lubricant is water-soluble, glycerin-free and vegan. It can be combined with all kinds of vibrators and sex toys and does not change the pH of the vaginal flora, which is very important to avoid vaginal thrush or bacterial infections (bacterial vaginosis).

Are there any risks when using vibrators?

Although vibrators can be used very well for therapeutic purposes, they also harbor risks, which is simply due to the fact that they are also inserted into the body and the corresponding “therapy” can also be carried out in pairs, which could then lead to injuries (especially in men in the anal area).

Of course, vibrators – whether used for therapy or as a sex toy – should not be shared with other people in order to rule out possible risks of infection. So everyone should have their own vibrator.

Regular use of a vibrator can lead to desensitization or even a kind of numbness in the genital nerves, which means that you may not respond as well to other forms of stimulation (e.g. from your partner). However, these effects are temporary as soon as you swap the vibrator for another with a different form of stimulation or choose a model where you can not only adjust the intensity of the vibration, but also different types of stimulation.

Since a kind of psychological dependence on the uncomplicated form of stimulation (and the easy-to-achieve orgasms) by a vibrator can also occur, one should observe oneself carefully and pause from time to time in order to avoid dependence.

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It is also often problematic that the therapeutic use of vibrators is not very well known. Doctors and medical staff are often stumped on this topic and can hardly give any concrete recommendations for choosing the right vibrator, nor any instructions on how exactly the vibrator should be used, which of course may also increase the patient’s inhibitions increased to use a vibrator at all.

Which vibrator is the right one?

The scientists of Mayo Clinic gave tips on which aspects to consider when choosing the right vibrator in order to avoid risks and fully enjoy the health benefits:

  1. Should the vibrator only be used externally or for penetration? Depending on the purpose and application, there are different sizes and shapes.
  2. Is the vibrator used anally or vaginally? There are specific models for anal and also for vaginal use. Make sure that vibrators that you intend to use anally have a wide base or a withdrawal strap, otherwise they could disappear in the intestine. Depending on their size, they may appear again during the next bowel movement. But there is also a risk that this is not the case, which therefore requires a trip to the hospital as a precaution. Because depending on the model, it can also lead to a wedge in the intestine.
  3. If you have experienced pain during penetration during intercourse, choose a particularly narrow and absolutely smooth and seamless model. Or you choose a vibrator that is only used externally.
  4. If you are rather insensitive and only feel something when there is intense vibration, then choose a vibrator with several intensity levels.
  5. If you don’t want other roommates/family members to notice your vibrator therapy, choose a super-quiet model or a cordless, waterproof vibrator that you can use in the shower.
  6. There are vibrators made of a wide variety of materials (silicone, hard plastic, glass, stainless steel, wood, rubber, etc.). Plastics in particular can contain plasticizers and other chemicals (e.g. phthalates) that can be carcinogenic and have no place in the body and therefore also have no place in a vibrator. So choose a vibrator made of non-toxic material, e.g. B. stainless steel or medical silicone. If only “silicone” is specified, other materials could be mixed in.

Important rules when using a vibrator

When handling the vibrator, a few rules should be observed:

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Do not share your vibrator with others!

The most important rule is the one already mentioned above: do not share your vibrator with your sex partners to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections. For example, it is known that sharing vibrators or other sex toys increases the risk of bacterial vaginosis in women who have sex with women. The HPV (human papilloma virus) could also be transmitted with a vibrator. HPV is considered to be the cause of cervical cancer.

Clean your vibrator regularly!

Also, do not use your vibrator anally first and then vaginally, otherwise you can introduce bacteria from the intestines into the vagina, which can promote cystitis.

If you intend to use your vibrator vaginally after anal use, clean it beforehand (with warm water and soap). You should also always clean it after each use. You may think that this is an exaggeration because you take it for granted. However, in a study, around 20% of men and 14% of women said they had never cleaned a vibrator before or after use.

The HP virus is also so persistent that it survives cleaning and traces were still detectable on the vibrator 24 hours after cleaning. Therefore, only use your vibrator for yourself, do not share it with others.

Only use vibrators anally if they are suitable for it

If you intend to use a vibrator anally, only do so if it is also intended for anal use (see above – otherwise it may disappear in the intestines and have to be surgically removed). Also, always use a lubricant.

*The Greentea lubricating gel is water-soluble, glycerin-free and does not disturb the pH value of the vaginal flora.

If you’ve never used a vibrator before…

If you have never used a vibrator and cannot get used to it right away – e.g. B. due to your rather conservative attitude to sex toys – then your vibrator is not a sex toy in your case, but a therapeutic medical product to improve your health.

You also don’t have to start your therapy on the genitals if you still feel unsafe or uncomfortable with it. Get to know the medical device first and feel the vibrations on your arm, leg, stomach or wherever you want. Over time, you feel your way further and further – just as you feel comfortable with it.

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