Is Masturbation a Yay or a Nay?

Is Masturbation a Yay or Nay?

It occurs among people of all backgrounds, genders, and races, so you cannot say that a particular people like it more than the others.

Despite the myths, there are actually no physically harmful side effects of masturbation.

However, excessive masturbation can harm your relationships and everyday life. Other than that, masturbation is a fun, normal, and healthy act.

It may hurt your romantic relationships and friendships because you don’t spend as much time with your loved ones as you used to, or don’t pay attention to their needs.

Some people may feel guilty about masturbating because of cultural, spiritual, or religious beliefs. Masturbation is neither wrong nor immoral, but you may still hear messages that self-pleasure is “dirty” and “shameful.”

If you feel guilty over masturbating, speak with someone you trust about it and how you can move past that guilt. Therapists that specialize in sexual health may be a good resource.

For women who have sexual dysfunction, enhanced stimulation including masturbation can help increase sexual desire and sensitivity.

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In fact, two studies in 2009 found that vibrator use among women and men has been linked to an increase in desire, arousal, and overall sexual function. Women also reported an increase in lubrication, while men reported better erectile function, according to the studies.

Masturbation can affect sensitivity during sex for men because of their technique. Research has shown that too tight of a grip on a penis during masturbation can decrease sensation.

Sexual health experts recommend changing your technique during masturbation to restore sensitivity levels during sex.

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