7 myths about masturbation in which it is time to stop believing

Masturbation is a forbidden topic for many, which is why there are so many myths around it. Which of them is the time to stop believing? Understood the editor of The Challenger Lena Kalashnikova, together with the sexologist

Elena Ershova


American scientists conducted


, it was attended by over 800 adolescents aged 14 to 17 years. As a result, it turned out that more than 73% of boys and 48% of girls have ever masturbated. Many people still condemn masturbation, but scientists and experts are sure that this is a normal process of human sexual development.

7 myths about masturbation in which it is time to stop believing

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Actually m not only single people, but also people who are in a relationship are asturbating. Someone perceives the partner's masturbation with jealousy - you might think that something is missing for the lover (otherwise why would he do this?). But sometimes the libido may not match for partners, for some the need for intimacy is lower, for others it is higher. This is not a reason to break off relations, but you have to take matters into your own hands.

If as a result of masturbation you achieve orgasm, then the effect of it will be the same as and from sex with a partner. Masturbation can be beneficial for both physical and emotional health:

  • relieves stress and tension,
  • improves sleep quality,
  • helps to cope with a headache,
  • improves concentration,
  • improves mood,
  • relieves menstrual and other types of pain .

7 myths about masturbation in which it is time to stop believing

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Masturbation is a safe way to improve

sex life

by studying your own body. When you know for sure what pleases you and what doesn’t, it’s easier for you to discuss this with your partner and make sex pleasant for both of you.

Erectile dysfunction is not

due to masturbation

. What really can happen to both a man and a woman is that with frequent masturbation you will get used to a certain type of stimulation - a vibrator or your own touches, and it will become more difficult to achieve an orgasm in bed with a partner.

Scientists have found that additional stimulation can increase libido in both men and women - regularly masturbating men noted an improvement in erectile function, and women, using a vibrator, noticed a decrease in dryness in the vagina.

In fact, many partners masturbate together and include masturbation in their sexual games. Some partners like to watch each other, others like to bring themselves to orgasm on their own after intercourse.

In addition, joint masturbation is a great way to have safe sex that does not lead to an unwanted pregnancy.

7 myths about masturbation in which it is time to stop believing

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M ifa about masturbation , similar to this, appeared when people believed that sex can be done exclusively for the extension of the genus. And since masturbation does not lead to pregnancy, this activity was considered forbidden. People also believed that from masturbation you can go crazy, go blind and get tuberculosis.

Obviously, all this is fiction.

If masturbation begins to replace you real life turns into a way to escape from problems in relationships if masturbation causes you physical or emotional distress (for example, you cannot think of anything else), if you are so used to a certain type of stimulation that without it you stopped reaching an orgasm with a partner , this is a signal that it is time to stop masturbating so often. Fortunately, few people manage to go beyond this line.

The side effects of masturbation include:

  1. Feeling guilty. If masturbation is contrary to your religious or cultural beliefs, it can cause guilt.

    Reread the beginning of this article and remember: self-satisfaction is not unnatural and there is nothing to be ashamed of.

  2. Trouble in everyday life . In some cases, people masturbate more often than they would like, which can lead to delays in the office or important meetings, affect relations with a partner. If you feel that you are losing control of yourself, contact a sexologist.


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