This is the latest news coming from Japan. The technique promises to lose weight through activation of proper effort, reserved for men.
Behind the idea is a definite theory, which attempts to explain how a page is activated the basic metabolism of the muscles, which would lead to counter the extra pounds, just as you would in the case of a low-calorie diet.
Why masturbation makes you lose weight?
According to what experts say about this practice, ejaculation would play a major role in triggering muscle metabolism, burn calories and doing so by reducing the subcutaneous fat.
To achieve this goal, in any case, it must obey an underlying principle: masturbation should be carried out at least 3 times a day. Just so you can reach a total of 100 times a month and achieve the desired effect.
But be careful, because you have to measure out the level of effort and in this regard the experts recommend that everything must go on for at least 15 minutes each time.
We know that weight loss is not just a diet, it should also work out in the right way, but certainly up to now no one had thought of a workout of this kind. It is not possible to verify if the basis is a true scientific principle, but in the meantime the theory is making itself heard.
We sat down with her to learn more about her somewhat unorthodox diet and the psychology behind it.
So how did you discover this method?
Dr. Ramani Durvasula: I took one thing I loved, food, and replaced it with another, orgasm. When I got tired of the endless salads and fruits and vegetables, I decided, why not stick in something that is pleasurable and healthy? That was a short list—reading, writing, orgasm. So when I had to replace a pleasurable food, I used masturbation.
What are the psychological principles behind creating a reward system for yourself?
It’s a very simple premise of human behavior that if a behavior is followed by a reward, we tend to repeat it. If the rat goes down the right part of the maze, it gets cheese, so it does it again. I put the cookie down, I masturbate, I have an orgasm—and I associate putting down a cookie with an orgasm. Basically, the reward has to be rewarding.
How does this work logistically? Can I reward myself during the workday?
RD: Well, you can’t just be a one trick pony and have orgasm as your only pleasurable go-to! At times I couldn’t get the job done, I would try my other pleasures, or make a date with myself for later. I’m also a big fan of writing a “pleasure” list that has more than one pleasure on it. Beyond orgasm, mine includes reading, hiking, watching my favorite TV shows or drinking a cup of tea in my backyard.
Lots of people don’t reward themselves for small goals. How can that affect a weight-loss program?
RD: If you don’t reward yourself, your program is guaranteed to backfire. Think of willpower as a resource that can be depleted in lots of ways: by not eating enough, stress, lack of resources, illness. The more of these “depletors” you experience, the less willpower you have—and the more likely you are to eat badly, drink too much, use drugs, shop or do anything else that derives pleasure. It’s the reason that diets never work! For every person that loses 50 pounds on a 500 calorie a day regimen, I can show you 10 people who will gain all of that and another 25. Most of us eat too much and eat badly, but when we do deprive ourselves of some of that yummy junk, we need to offset it with something. I think a certain amount of pleasure has to fall into every day.