BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS of MASTURBATIONPoetic Orator | 08.02.2021 | 0 | Health
BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS of MASTURBATION. There’s a popular saying which reads “98 percent of the world masturbates and the other 2 are lying.”
Do you masturbate? Have you engaged in arguments or conversations concerning masturbation? Do you think masturbation is healthy or unhealthy?
Well, masturbation is the act of stimulating the sex organ(s), to the point of gratification. Masturbation is a common activity. It’s a natural and safe way to explore your body, feel pleasure, and release built-up sexual tension. It occurs among people of all backgrounds, sexuality, genders, and races.
Most people are not taught how to masturbate, it is usually a natural inclination that starts occurring at the onset of puberty and may continue for a lifetime. Boys and girls learn and develop many different ways of masturbating for different levels of gratification (it has been said some boys sit on their palms to make it numb so it feels like another person’s hand).
Let’s check out some benefits of masturbation base on experts opinion:
- Masturbating can release sexual tensions.
Ever been horny? This is regular and normal for sexually active humans. It can be problematic when you’re horny and can’t deal with it. Some people have intercourse when horny others exercise or do relaxing activities. Masturbation can also be a means of releasing these sexual tensions and clearing your head, making you focus on other important things.
- Can help reduce stress.
When you have an orgasm, your body releases endorphins, which are hormones that block pain and make you feel good. The good feelings that come with an orgasm happens whether you’re masturbating or having sex. This hormone also gives a sense of relaxation and causes you to feel less stressed.
- Masturbating can help you sleep better.
With so many people having difficulties falling and staying asleep, masturbation can cause sleep induction and longer sleeping hours. How? Well, orgasms are a very energy-consuming process, why endorphins cause stress release. These two factors can cause you to have an almost immediate sleep induction and can last for hours.
- An easy way for family planning and STD preventions.
Masturbation is an abstinence technique while also getting the full gratification of sexual pleasure, so it is an ultimate gift. Since it involves no other person, there’s 100% certainty of no STD transmission and can help prevent unwanted pregnancies in youth and also in marriages.
- Can help you get the most out of sexual intercourse.
Masturbation also helps you figure out what you like sexually. Where do you want to be touched? How much pressure feels good? How fast or slow? Learning how to have orgasms on your own can make it easier to have one with a partner because you can tell or show them what feels good. And when you’re comfortable with sex, your body, and talking to your partner, you’re more likely to feel comfortable protecting yourself against STDs.
- Strengthen muscle tone in your pelvic and anal areas.
This is because during the process all these muscles are engaged, making them workout and thus leads to better muscle tone.
Masturbation and prostate cancer. Some research suggests that regular ejaculation may lower the risk of prostate cancer, though doctors aren’t exactly sure why.
A 2016 study found the risk of prostate cancer decreased by about 20 percent in men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month. A 2003 study also discovered a similar link between frequent ejaculation and lower prostate cancer risk.
There’s no evidence, though, that ejaculating regularly protects against advanced prostate cancer.
Other benefits of masturbation include:
- Improve your self-esteem and body image.
- Help treat sexual problems.
- Relieve menstrual cramps and muscle tension.
- Improve mood.
- Feel pleasure.
Although there’s an abundance of benefits to masturbation, it still has some downsides:
Masturbation and guilt
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 why you feel this way and how you can move past that guilt. Therapists that specialize in sexual health may be a good resource, or you can seek counsel from trusted sources if you feel too shy to talk about it to strangers.
Now the only real problem to masturbation is frequency, how often do you masturbate, and is your masturbation causing problems in other parts of your daily life.
Addiction to masturbation
Some people can and do develop an addiction to masturbation. You may be spending too much time masturbating if masturbation causes you to:
- skip your chores or daily activities
- miss work or school
- cancel plans with friends or family
- miss important social events
Addiction to masturbation can harm your relationships and other parts of your life. Masturbating too much may interrupt your work or studies, which can lower productivity.
It may also 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.
If you’re worried you may have an addiction to masturbation, speak with your doctor or a counselor about ways to cut down on masturbating.
Talk therapy can help you manage your addiction. You could also cut down by replacing masturbation with other activities. Next time you have an urge to masturbate, try:
- going for a run
- writing in a journal
- spending time with friends
- going for a walk
- Playing video games
- Listen to music without sex references.
Some other important aspect of masturbation is:
Masturbation and sexual sensitivity.
For women who have sexual dysfunction, enhanced stimulation — including masturbation — can help increase sexual desire and sensitivity.
In fact, two 2009 studies 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.
It is important to note although even talking about masturbation is taboo in most societies, experts research reveals that an estimate of 78 percent of the total human population masturbates, with the most prevalent being in adolescent and young adult males(males aged 12 to 30), which is in the range of 80 to 90 (it is difficult to place a number cause most people lie when asked the question) percent of this demographic.
So dear readers, what are your views about masturbation, are your views religious, scientific, or ethical?