Masturbation: Importance, Safety and Misconceptions

Also known as autoeroticism,
masturbation, whether done by men or women, is a form of sexual stimulation of one’s genitals, which usually continues until orgasm is achieved. This kind of stimulation can be manual or performed through other kinds of bodily contact that stop short of actual sexual intercourse or with the help of certain toys or objects. A combination of all of these methods is highly prevalent. Social censure of masturbation is responsible for
perpetuating a number of myths about this perfectly healthy and harmless condition.

Many men feel guilt and shame for
indulging in masturbation, which is often considered a form of deviant behavior. Masturbation is a safe sexual practice and does not affect your reproductive health. Anybody with a healthy attitude towards sex and having normal sexual appetites is likely to masturbate. Men hide the act of masturbation because it is considered to shameful. A popular masturbation technique is to hold the shaft of the penis as you would hold a baseball bat and rub it in upward and downward motions.

VivaVibrators here provides many
lubricants, which enhance the experience of masturbation, particularly if you have been circumcised.

Importance of male masturbation:
Masturbation is an essential part of sexual function. Apart from being a pleasurable activity, it performs an important physiological action that of providing an outlet for the sexual tension that builds up over a period of time.

Your body produces semen, which can be accumulated only up to a certain level. It needs to be eliminated from your body through
ejaculation. If you do not indulge in sexual intercourse, the only way of doing so would be through masturbation. The elimination of accumulated semen also occurs through nocturnal emissions, commonly known as wet dreams.

Masturbation is a great way to learn to pleasure yourself. Once you learn how you like to be touched, you can show or tell your partner(s) for ultimate mutual pleasure. Ask her how she likes to be touched, too. Maybe you can even show each other at the same time.

Masturbation is completely safe:
Masturbation, sometimes called self-love or self-pleasure, is a completely safe sexual practice. It does not have any kind of negative impact on the shape or structure of your penis, nor does it affect your reproductive function. The medical fraternity has certified that masturbation does not cause cancer of the testicles, nor
does it stunt your physical growth in any manner. Most of the harmful effects of masturbation exist only in the imagination of repressed people who did their best to perpetuate the medical myths about this safe and healthy sexual practice.

Frequent masturbation in early adulthood is linked with a lower risk of prostate cancer later on. Whether you masturbate or have partnered sex often, there seems to be some benefit to clearing out the pipes at
least a few times per week. And if you do it more often, good for you! Unless you’re causing yourself pain or discomfort or you’re turning down work and social opportunities to stay home and self-pleasure, there’s no harm in masturbating every day, if you feel like it (or several times per day).

Common misconception—Lonely and
unpopular boys/men masturbate:
One of the most ridiculous perceptions about masturbation is that it is the only way out for sexually frustrated men who also happen to be lonely and unpopular.
This is certainly not true; anybody with a healthy attitude towards sex and having normal sexual appetites is likely to masturbate at least occasionally.

Loneliness or unpopularity has nothing to with it. Masturbation is as integral a part of sexual function as intercourse is and there is no need to feel guilty or ashamed of it. Some form of masturbation is practiced by married as well as single people.

It helps you play it cool. Like in
Something About Mary, some men find that masturbating before a date can help them to feel more calm and comfortable when they’re out with someone they like. Masturbation is certainly known to be a great tension reliever.

Why do men hide their act of
masturbating?
Boys normally start masturbating at an early age, although most do not ejaculate until the age of twelve to fifteen. The frequency of masturbation usually peaks during puberty and male masturbation is
practiced throughout adulthood, even with the availability of other kinds of sexual activity. Most adolescents, however, are
embarrassed about masturbating, and very few discuss it even with their male friends. Being ‘caught in the act’ is considered to be dreadful; so they learn how to get it over with fast. It is only when they reach adulthood and lose their fear that they realize the importance of orgasm in sexual pleasure, when all the carefully learned ‘quickie’ techniques need to be unlearned.

Male masturbation techniques:
There are a variety of masturbation
techniques used by men. The simplest and the most popular technique is to hold the shaft of the penis as you would hold a baseball bat and rub it in upward and downward motions. Greater contact
between your fingers and your penis gives more pleasure. This simple technique has numerous variations you can experiment with. Once mastered, the backhand grip gives you a great masturbatory experience. You can also masturbate with the help of various male masturbators available on the market.

Some tips to keep in mind for
masturbation:
You can apply a lubricant on your penis for enhancing the experience of masturbation, particularly if you have been circumcised. If you are uncircumcised, using a lubricant
won’t make much of a difference, but if you are circumcised and choose not to use a lubricant, it is important to grip your penis firmly and shake the topmost layer of skin. You can also grip it lightly and move your fingers or hand on the surface
of the penis shaft. DON’T USE products such as soaps or shampoos as lubricants. These can cause dryness and irritation and may be unsafe if they are oil-based.

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