Masturbation is where one explores and stimulates one's self. It may include touching of genitals and may or may not comprise an orgasm.


Masturbation myths


Myth: Masturbation causes blindness, insanity or any other disease.

This is untrue. Masturbation is safe and completely healthy.


Myth: Masturbation is Unhealthy.

The only thing that can happen with masturbation is friction burn especially when it is done frequently. NO other unhealthy outcomes can happen.


Myth: Masturbation is for people who do not have sex.

Masturbation is an integral part of a healthy sexual life. It is also commonly done between partners as well as individually. Masturbation increases the comfort with one’s body as it is an opportunity to explore one’s body and discover pleasurable areas in the body.



Benefits of Masturbation


Masturbation is a way to get to know your body and what pleases you. This can improve your self-esteem. It also provides a sense of well being and at the same time it does not harm anyone. Sexual pleasure can alleviate bad moods. Thus masturbation can be a form of stress relief and can help in people who have sleeping problem. Masturbation is pleasurable for all ages. It is important to masturbate in a space where you are not interrupted or else this can cause uneasiness in other people. It is illegal locally to masturbate in public. There are also research studies that state that masturbation decreases the risk of prostrate cancer (Giles et al 2003 & Leitzmann et al 2004)


Some people also use sex toys to increase their pleasure or fulfil their sexual fantasies. What is important is to cover toys with condoms to reduce the risk of Sexually Acquired Infections if there are other people involved. Do not use toys that can cause damage to the body and never insert them in your body as they might get stuck.



Advise: Enjoy masturbation safely.