& # 39; Masturbation helps you sleep! & # 39; Self-help claim by German health insurer goes viral
- Barmer said in a Facebook post that people who have trouble sleeping should try the act
- Daniel Freudenreich, a Barmer spokesperson, confirmed that the position was real
- That company wanted to talk about the taboo subject in a light-hearted way
Everyone has heard the saying that counting sheep helps you sleep.
But now a German health insurance company has drawn attention by claiming that masturbation is the cure for sleepless nights.
Barmer Krankenkasse said in a Facebook post that people who have difficulty with dozing off should try the practice and suggested using a sex toy.
Barmer Krankenkasse said in a Facebook post (photo) that people who have difficulty with dozing off should try the practice and suggested using a sex toy
Spokesperson Daniel Freudenreich said the company wanted to talk about the taboo subject in a light-hearted way
HOW CAN MASTURBER SLEEP YOU?
Little research has been done into the benefits of masturbation. But experts say it can combat depression, and even help you relax.
Psychologist Dr. Becky Spelman, based in London, said that endorphins secreted by the body calm you during climax.
Two other researchers at the University of Sydney wrote for The Conversation that complacency can prevent a large number of diseases.
These include cystitis and diabetes, while insomnia can be reduced by the release of hormones and stress, the couple said.
It is said that releasing tension is the same way yoga and meditation can improve sleep.
Dr. Spelman, a relationship expert for We-Vibe, said that masturbation can also have physical benefits.
In older women, it can maintain vaginal health and prevent vaginal atrophy – which often strikes at that stage of life.
The post, which stood next to a photo of a green vibrator, read: & # 39; For pulsating nights … Masturbation helps you fall asleep.
& # 39; If you can no longer sleep, just put your hand on yourself or pick up toys for it, then sleep will come naturally. & # 39;
Daniel Freudenreich, a Barmer spokesperson, said the position was real.
He added Mirror: & # 39; There are still subjects that are often kept secret, although they concern the vast majority of people. & # 39;
Freudenreich said the company wanted to talk about the taboo subject in a light-hearted way.
The advertisement was published on Thursday and went viral because more than 5,000 people commented on it and liked it.
One customer replied: & # 39; A good health insurance policy with very good care and help for everything else that I have my husband. & # 39;
A male user said: & # 39; Very cool advertisement. I thought about it for a long time, maybe that was the decisive argument, who knows. & # 39;
And a woman wrote: & # 39; Thank you, now I can sleep like a baby. & # 39;
But for some customers, the company said it would not help to finance sex toys for its members.
It said: & # 39; Only the health tip comes from us. & # 39;
Barmer has 9.2 million members around the world and is the second largest health insurer in Germany behind Techniker Krankenkasse.
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