Masturbation: Myths, facts and benefits

Masturbation is a normal activity, one that could even have some real health benefits, and no, it is not going to make you blind!

One of the most embarrassing things that can happen to a Nigerian youth is having their mum or dad walk in on them while masturbating. Many times, this is followed by a “family meeting” that may or may not end with either a physical beating or verbal abuse, or in some cases a long talk about how masturbation is not good for you. Well, let’s see if that is true, shall we?

 

What is Masturbation?

Masturbation, for either a girl or a guy, involves caressing your genitals gently and continuously until you become aroused and then climax (orgasm). Masturbating is a simple and easy way to achieve orgasm and it also helps you to learn a lot about your body, sexually, what gives you pleasure, what makes you cum faster, all the good stuff.

 

Masturbation Myths

Masturbation gets a lot of bad rap on these streets. Several incorrect and sometimes downright hilarious myths follow this sexual activity.  Here are some good ones:

-       Masturbation causes blindness and gives you hairy palms.

-       It causes infertility and premature ejaculation.

-       It causes mental illness, makes you bald, and gives you acne, STDs.

 The list goes on and on. You would think masturbation is a super disease judging by the number of bad things it is supposed to do to your body. They are all untrue, masturbation causes none of these, in fact, it has some interesting benefits. Keep reading to find out.

 

Benefits of Masturbation

Masturbation can be good for you. For starters, it helps you to understand how your body likes to be pleased which can help make sexual intercourse a more pleasurable experience for you. It can also help you to relieve some tension and concentrate on tasks at hand.

In addition, pleasuring yourself can be a great way to improve your mood and help you sleep better at night. 

 

Is There Anything Like Masturbating Too Much?

Generally, it is okay to masturbate regularly, even multiple times a day. But it is possible to get addicted to it, and in this situation, masturbating gets in the way of your daily activities like work, going to school, relationships and it might even lead to unacceptable behaviour like masturbating in public.

This is when masturbation can be considered to be too much. This rarely happens, but if this is happening to you, you can seek help from your doctor or any other medical practitioner that you trust.

 

Masturbation and Relationships

Masturbation is not exclusive to single guys and girls. People in relationships that have regular sex also masturbate, and no, that does not mean something is wrong with your relationship or that your sex life is meh.

Masturbation is mainly a journey of self-discovery, learning how your body reacts to certain stimuli or sensations, and whether you are in a relationship or not, this is good to know. You can either do it alone or even with your partner (this could be very exciting for you both) and improve your sex life while at it because you can discover for yourself what works for you which you can then share with your partner, *wink. 

 

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