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Is the Masturbation Good or Bad? 7 Most Common FAQs

Last updated on November 12th, 2022 at 11:33 am

Masturbation is not good nor bad. It depends on what we do while masturbating. Masturbation is good because it helps us relax and relieve stress. It also makes us feel more confident about ourselves. Masturbation is bad because it can lead to sexual addiction.

What is Masturbation?

Masturbation is done by almost everybody. It is normal and common behaviour. Masturbation is the easiest way to satisfy yourself if you do not have a partner. So, even if you are single you can spice up your life by masturbating. Masturbation is a normal part of growing up. For most of us, it is our first sexual act. According to a study, around 95 per cent of men and 89 per cent of women said that they have masturbated.

The frequency of masturbation is normally the highest during the teenage years. Many continue to masturbate throughout their lives. There are many myths about masturbation and they may make you feel guilty, uncomfortable and shame. So let’s start with getting the facts right about masturbation.

Are there any side effects of masturbation? Am I the only one masturbating? Am I doing it correctly? Is it bad for my health? Is masturbation harmful? Here is everything you need to know about masturbation and didn’t know who to ask. Meanwhile you can also read about Hypertension or High BP

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  1. What is masturbation?

    Masturbation can be defined as the stimulation of your genitals for sexual pleasure. This means touching your body and stimulating your genitals with your fingers, hands or other things like a vibrator for sexual arousal. The stimulation usually leads to orgasm. Masturbation is the safest and most common way to get sexual satisfaction. The slang terms for masturbation are jerking off, jacking off and self-love. Both men and women of all ages indulge in this activity.
    Even children explore their body and begin masturbating as they grow up. Children should be taught that masturbation is normal and doesn’t cause any harm to their body. You can also enjoy mutual masturbation with your partner. Masturbation with your partner or in private is healthy and normal practice. People masturbate to achieve sexual pleasure, relieve sexual tension, for sexual satisfaction when partners are not available.

  2. Am I doing it correctly?

    People masturbate differently, but usually, it involves touching, massaging or rubbing your genitalia. Fingers are usually used for stimulation. However, objects like a pillow can be used innovatively. Men masturbate by stimulating the penis, anus, perineum or scrotum. The nerve endings at these areas create erogenous zones. Touching these areas will give you pleasure.
    Women masturbate by rubbing, touching or massaging the genital area. Ladies, you can also touch other erogenous zones like nipples, thighs and breasts. Women can also insert fingers into their vagina. Lubricants can be used during masturbation to intensify the pleasure sensation. Both men and women can use sex toys or porn or erotic literature during masturbation for more pleasure. Sexual fantasies will also help you to add excitement to the act.

  3. Is masturbation harmful?

    Masturbation is a normal, healthy way to relieve sexual tension and does not have any side effects. It is a normal part of life. However, excessive masturbation will harm your life. Here are some of the facts about masturbating;
    It will not make you gay. It will not cause hair growth on your palms. It will not make you blind. It will not stunt growth.
    It does not cause infertility. It does not have any side effects, harmful effects or injury. It will not cause any mental illness. It will not lead to any change in your sex organs. Masturbating few times a week is normal but going at it several times a day daily is categorised as excessive masturbation. It will interfere with your daily routine and social life.

  4. Are there any benefits of masturbation?

    Masturbation is considered to be good for your physical and mental health. Here are some of the health benefits of indulging in masturbation; It releases sexual tension. It creates a sense of well-being. It improves a sexual relationship. It provides sexual pleasure for single. It helps you to understand how to stimulate your partner. Decrease stress. Improves body image, Helps you to get good sleep. For women, masturbating during menstruation will help in relieving menstrual cramps.

  5. Why do some people enjoy masturbation than real sexual activity ?

    The performance anxiety in masturbation is much lesser and the person can fantasize beyond what normally occurs in his/her sexual life. Also the availability of the time for this activity is more convenient for some people not bound by external factors
    The most important thing to remember, that addiction to anything is not okay, but everything in moderation is acceptable, and so is the case with masturbation.

  6. The more worrisome question for people is: How much masturbation is too much?

    The answer depends on the person. No activity should be compulsive or one which interferes with personal/professional life or relationships. Masturbating more than four times each week is not necessarily a problem, which people often think is.

  7. What frequency is good for mastrubation?

    It is estimated that roughly 20% men masturbate 2 to 3 times each week. Less than 20% masturbate more than 4 times a week. Most of the women masturbated once a week or less in the same study.

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Reference: India.com

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