Masturbation is a practice that helps an individual to enjoy sexual pleasures and satisfaction in the absence of a sexual partner, it can also be called self pleasure. It is a practice most youths and adults engage themselves in.
Lots of people masturbate! Even if they don't talk about it, it’s a common activity among many people of all gender or age. Even before puberty, children sometimes discover that touching their genitals feels good.
Masturbation is something that helps people explore and understand their body better - people masturbate for different reasons — some masturbate in order to feel relaxed and get quality sleep, other masturbate to relief stress and anxiety, or relief sexual tension.
But most people masturbate because it feels good. Many people think that masturbation is only something you do when you don’t have a sex partner. But both single people and people in relationships masturbate too.
However, it is something that most people feel reluctant to engage themselves in simply because they feel its is immoral and not very religious. But biologically masturbation is a safe and a normal practice that should not have side effect or whatsoever on an individual.
Below are fact about masturbation you need to understand.
Is masturbation healthy?
You may have heard some crazy and scary things about masturbation, like it makes you grow hair in weird places; it causes infertility; blindness, it can shrinks your genitals; or once you start masturbating you’ll become addicted to it. None of that is actually true and non of that have scientific backups. Masturbation isn’t unhealthy or bad for you at all. Masturbation can actually be good for your health, both mentally and physically, It is something you can actually do with your partner in order to add flavor to your sexual lives.
It is pretty much safer than sex when it comes to contacting STDs and other sexual related complications. But however, if you don't like how you feel after masturbating, then you may want to consider ending the practice, because most people feel guilty after the act of which they are not suppose to.
How much masturbation is too much?
Masturbation may be regarded as being too much if it is coming in between you and your daily life activities, like missing work because of it, missing school, or not spending quality time with friends and partner.
Is it OK to masturbate if you’re in a relationship?
Definitely. Lots of people in relationships masturbate. Masturbating when you’re in a relationship doesn’t mean your partner isn’t satisfying you. It’s a great way to figure out what you like and what makes you have an orgasm. According to survey, masturbation could help ladies understand how their body works and how they could attain orgasm. It makes you understand your body and enable you tell your partner what makes you feel good.
Does it have health benefits?
There are quite a lot of health benefits associated with masturbation; it helps,
. Relieve built-up stress
. Sleep better
. Boost your mood
. Feel pleasure
. Relieve cramps
. Release sexual tension
. Have better sex
. Better understand your wants and needs.