Are there side effects of masturbation? The controversial question asked today amongst individuals
who indulge in these actions.
Well first and foremost masturbation is not a bizarre act as a matter of fact
masturbation is a healthy sexual practice,
Are they side effects of this act, of course, they are just like any other sexual practice.
Although they are some abstract myths about masturbation which are just believes
made up by some individuals with contracting believes/ understanding about
I will start by giving you a profound understanding of what masturbation is!
Masturbation is the act of self-sexual satisfaction through the stimulation of genitals,
which could( or may not) lead to orgasm, These act is common amongst both sex
gender of all ages.
The high percentage of adolescents that indulge in these actions is quite alarming, the
a research institute in the USA recorded in 2016 that about 74 percent of males and 48
percent of females masturbate at the age of 14–17 years.
In the older folks 63 percent of older men and 32 percent of older women between
57 and 64 years of age indulge in the act of masturbation.
Reason for masturbation
Many individuals indulge in masturbation for so many reasons which are listed below
- Tension release
It has been noticed that some individuals enjoy masturbating alone while some
masturbate with their preferred partners.
This article is focused on the side effects of masturbation and the poor believe (
myths) surrounding this sexual act.
Did I mention the health benefits of masturbation are to be specified in the article,
Yea health benefits! were you thinking there wouldn’t be any health benefits?
A lot of myths about masturbation exist today, well am here to let you know that
none of those things you heard are proven.
Many of those myths about masturbation has not been attached to a scientific
backup which makes it invalid for acceptance.
A short list of false believes(myths) about masturbation
- Physical weakness
- Penis curvature
- Hairy palms
- Penis shrinkage
- Low sperm count
- Erectile dysfunction
- Mental illness
- Impotence later in life
The most absurd of all is amongst couples who believe that when their spouse
indulge in masturbation that the relationship would/will be unsatisfying, no no no this
believe has to stop.
Individuals who masturbate often end up masturbating even after marriage, this is
because they find this sexual act enjoyable in their relationship.
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Side effects of masturbation
1. Masturbation is harmless: Masturbation causes couple redness in the penis this is as
a result of friction exerted on the penis during masturbation, but this redness
is temporal and disappears within days.
2. Decreased sexual sensitivity: Excessive masturbation may lead to reduced sexual sensitivity.
If a man indulges in an aggressive masturbation technique that involves grabbing the
penis to firm, they can experience decreased sensitivity. A different approach of method
will resolve this over time.
Women that make use of vibrator have shown to be more flexible and quick lubrication,
while men showed improved erectile function.
3. Risk of Prostate cancer: Similarities between lower risk of prostate cancer and frequent
ejaculation was shown by researchers in 2016. It was recorded that men who
ejaculated more often( 21 times and above) have reduced the risk of coming down with
Contradicting discovery in 2008 shows that frequent sexual activity in men in their
The 20s – 30s of age increased the risk of prostate cancer, Masturbation isn’t exempted in this
4. Disrupting daily activity: Individuals who masturbation more often have been noticed
to have miscalculated days probably as a result of late masturbation. These cause
them to miss/go late to work, school, or important social events.
Health benefits of masturbation
1. Masturbation may reduce stress and relieve tension.
2. Masturbation has many physical and mental health benefits.
3. Sexual stimulation, including stimulation through masturbation, can
- Reduce stress
- Release tension
- Enhance sleep quality
- Improve sex
- Elevate Mood
- Relieve menstrual cramps
- Alleviate pain
- Boost concentration
- Exploring self-pleasure, desires, and needs.
4. Masturbation promotes reducing unwanted pregnancies.
5. For older women, less vaginal dryness is achieved through masturbation and
decreased pain during sexual intercourse.
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Bottom line: Individuals who indulge in masturbation often feel embarrassed, guilty,
or ashamed when the subject comes up, masturbation is a healthy sexual practice.
All the myths about masturbation stated above are not to believed, the only threat
with masturbation is it interference with your daily activity which could be sorted out
with a sex therapist.
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