Masturbation – Ridiculous Myths and Correct Facts - Safe-sex Masturbation – Ridiculous Myths and Correct Facts - Safe-sex
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  • Masturbation is an act that causes sexual satisfaction without a partner. In most cases it includes rubbing the genitalia with the hand or with sexual accessories (vibrator), or as Woody Allen said: "Masturbating is having sex with my most favorite person". Funny, right?

    But how many of us, when we hear the word masturbation, do our stomachs churn from embarrassment or even from a sense of guilt? The personal relationships that each of us have with personal sexual satisfaction can be very complicated. This is probably due to all sorts of false and ridiculous myths, such as, for instance, that masturbation can lead to blindness, insanity, the molting of the sexual organs, deafness and infertility.  You can relax this is simply not true. Here are some other clearly false myths about masturbation:

    Only men masturbate. This is not true! Both men and women masturbate. Although the physical structure of men and women is different, where men need to stimulate the penis in order to orgasm, while women need to stimulate the clitoris and vagina,  both sexes can enjoy self-satisfaction. The reason that some of us think that only men masturbate is only due to socio–cultural reasons. In fact: everyone masturbates and that is a good thing.

    Whoever masturbates will have no desire for sex. This is not true. The opposite is the case. Masturbation increases sexual desire. When we have more orgasms we want them more frequently. Our appetite increases… in fact, if someone is not regularly masturbating/having sex they may feel that they have no need for sex and the body becomes used to not having orgasms.

    Masturbation is not healthy. This is completely false! Masturbation is very healthy because during an orgasm the body secretes serotonin, which reduces emotional stress. If our body is giving us a sign that it needs to climax, there is no reason we should suppress it. It is better to masturbate and release the stress than store it. An Australian study published in 2013 revealed that masturbation in women assists in preventing vaginal and cervical infections, assists in reducing the chances of becoming diabetic, helps reduce insomnia and strengthens the pelvis. Masturbation in men helps reduce the risk of prostate cancer, reduces depression and improves the immune system. Both men and women who masturbate reduce the risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases and HIV – if the only way to reach sexual satisfaction is through unprotected sex (without a condom) it is always better to masturbate instead.

    If you are still not convinced that masturbation is natural and appropriate for everyone, here are some very important facts about masturbation that will improve your sex life and your life in general:

    Masturbation already begins when we are fetuses in utero and is part of a person's healthy sexual development.

    Masturbating will help you learn what is best for you during sex, what are the places that excite you and those that don't, what will cause you to orgasm and at what intensity. When you know your body well, you will also be able to know your sexual partner. From this perspective, masturbation helps women more than men because female genitalia is more complex and concealed. Women who have experienced an orgasm on their own can now direct their partners to the exact spot.

    Mutual masturbation is completely normal and can be a part of complete sex or in its place. Couples may not always want to have penetration or oral sex. Mutual masturbation can satisfy both partners.

    A lubricant could and should be used to prevent irritation of the skin (mostly men). Someone who masturbates frequently could feel skin irritation, sensitivity of the penis and slight swelling – however these feelings will pass after a day or two.

    Young men masturbate more than older men because of the hormonal changes taking place in the body. Nevertheless, masturbation has no age and is appropriate at any age.

    Masturbation is not only for single people! It is true that when one does not have a steady partner, masturbation can be a viable replaement for sex, but being in a relationship is not a reason to stop masturbating – mostly if there are gaps in the sexual needs of the partners. In no way is masturbation cheating.

    Being addicted to masturbation is not common and can definitely be treated. When masturbation becomes a central part of your life, determining your day’s schedule, when it causes you to drift from your steady sexual partner, when it causes you to be a student or employee who is not as good as what you used to be – then you need to consult with a professional. The purpose of masturbation is to improve your quality of life and not worsen it. It is recommended to get help.

    Video clips appropriate for this page:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB4S_e_sgUA

    the female orgasm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3GRJGV9YNQ

    the male orgasm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY3xo1wAji8

    how a female can climax to an orgasm – with a partner or alone

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