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Sexual health and female pleasure are no longer taboo subjects. Can you imagine a journalist talking about female masturbation 5 years ago or an influencer showing an erotic toy in her networks 2 years ago? It was almost unimaginable. Khloé Kardashian, who last May 10 -Mother’s Day in the United States- gave her mother, Kris Jenner, and her sister Kourtney a clitoral suction device.

Normalizing these issues is key to enjoying full sexual health and, although there is still a long way to go, we are heading in the right direction.

Girl holding a Lelo Sona suction cup

If we have something to thank the hype generated with somesex toys (such as the already very famous clitoral sucker that in 2019 the Swedish brand Lelo increased almost 300% in number of units sold) is its contribution to normalize the sexual pleasure of women. Talking naturally about erotic toys or going to an online erotic shop is now commonplace.

“During 2019 was a real sexual revolution as more and more Spaniards want to bring new sensations and stimuli to their relationships” they tell from Lelo. Specifically, the people from Madrid, followed by Barcelona, Seville, Valencia and Malaga are those who bought more last year.

Sex, health and beauty 

Thanks to this normality, in Horse we have been encouraged to tell you some of the benefits of sex. And is that enjoying self-pleasure or an active sex life has physical, mental and emotional benefits.

These are some of them:

Reduces stress

Orgasm releases dopamine and oxytocin, two hormones that minimize tension and promote a state of placidity.


Improves the quality of sleep and mood

The feeling of well-being that occurs after sex helps you sleep better and increases self-esteem.

Good for the skin

Several studies have investigated the effects of sex on our skin. It provides luminousness and elasticitythanks to the release of a series of hormones. These hormones are also what cause the sweat glands to secrete more water and oils, which helps hydrate and protect the skin. In addition, during orgasm we pump oxygen to the tissues, which improves circulation and the flow of nutrients.

Lelo Sona Cruise 2 clitoral massager.

Another of the beauty benefits of sex is that it decreases inflammation, which makes for more even skin. It certainly won’t make you throw away your beauty treatments and swap them for buying an online vibrator, but it’s always good to know.

Keeps you in shape

An active sex life is an effective form of physical activity and helps lower blood pressure.

Relieves certain pains 

The intensity of orgasm and the release of hormones mitigate momentary pain such as menstrual cramps or headaches.

Partner sex or self-pleasure 

It goes without saying that all these benefits are obtained from sex as a couple, but also from masturbation. For both, you can use the wide range of sex toys that unfolds before us. In addition, these products also help us to familiarize ourselves with our own body, to know, which things excite us and which do not and to stimulate us correctly.


Female pleasure and self-pleasure are no longer taboo. Here are some of the benefits of practicing them.

Take advantage now because the sun, water and relaxation of the summer increases our sexual appetite!!!

Images courtesy of Lelo.