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All about male musterbation

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  80 feet road indira nagar, Bengaluru     Jul 31, 2019

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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, genders, and races. Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one's genitals for sexual arousal or other sexual pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm. Masturbation is sexually self-stimulating your genitals to the point of reaching an orgasm. Sexual development is a very much an essential part of normal growth and development for a child, just as physical development, emotional development, learning and developing language and communication skills are normal. It is a very common behaviour among men and women and is a very normal part of growing up for children of both sexes. 

The most common masturbation technique among males is to hold the penis with a loose fist and then to move the hand up and down the shaft. This type of stimulation is typically all that is required to achieve orgasm and ejaculation. The speed of the hand motion varies throughout the masturbation session. Masturbation is a medically healthy and psychologically normal habit. Masturbation is a normal and healthy sexual activity with few side effects. Many bizarre claims surround masturbation, such as going blind, and most of these claims are untrue. People masturbate for many reasons. These include pleasure, enjoyment, fun, and tension release. Some individuals masturbate alone, while others masturbate with a partner. There are many myths about masturbation. Even though many of these have been debunked several times, they seem to resurface time and time again.

Side effects of masturbation

The only issue is when masturbation creates unrealistic expectations of what a sex life should be like, feel like, look like and taste like. It's true that porn and real sex stimulate different senses, and being able to differentiate between the dual realities is important. If men frequently masturbate within a short space of time, they may experience a slight swelling of the penis called oedema. This swelling usually disappears within a couple of days. 

In several cases, people who masturbate too much have reported lower back pain. Also, they may even get cramps or pains in the pelvic area or the tail bone region. Groin pain and pain in the testicles is also not uncommon among the ones who get into this habit too much. Often, masturbation is said to lead to thinning of hair and hair loss though this is not proved at large through experimental studies. Excess of anything can be harmful. 

Masturbating excessively can cause-

  • fatigue

  • weakness

  • early ejaculation

  • may also inhibit sexual activities with your partner

  • injury to the penis

  • vision changes

  • lower back pain

  • testicular pain

  • hair loss

Frequent masturbation can lead to soft or weak erection and the inability to participate in sex with their partners over an extended time. Due to overuse, the muscles in the pelvic region and the sex organs grow weaker unable to support a vigorous or active sexual act. In some cases, those who masturbate reported that they could not enjoy sex with their partners as a contrast to enjoying with themselves. Once people have got habituated to relaxing their sex drives through masturbation alone, they tend to want some private time regularly even amidst office work to masturbate. Even when aroused slightly, they might want to go out taking a break to discharge themselves. In some cases of over masturbation, people have reported urinary incontinence or the inability to control the release of urine. The other effects could also be physical exhaustion; impotence; low sperm count in males; vaginal discharge, dryness, and infections in females; and sperm leakage in males. 

Some more potential risks could be-

  1. Addiction: Masturbating might become an addiction if done too much. This addiction can be as harmful as any other drug addicts.

  2. Erectile dysfunction: There is an increased risk to suffer from erectile dysfunction due to too much masturbating.

  3. Neurological concerns: Several studies have indicated that over masturbation can cause severe neurological problems in men.

  4. Premature ejaculation: Men masturbating too much would find it extremely difficult to control the release of sperms. And overstimulation of penile nerve is held responsible for this problem.

  5. Pain: Rarely, too much roughness with the genitals might eventually lead to soring. Be gentle if this happens to bring things back to normal.

  6. An emergency may happen: This is rare, but can still happen. When a man inserts an object in his anus and that goes too deep in the rectum, one may have to seek a professional for emergency removal.

Some of the health benefits are: Masturbation has many physical and mental health benefits. Masturbation also has sexual health benefits specifically for older women, such as less vaginal dryness and decreased pain during sex. 

Some more benefits of masturbation are

  • Reduce stress

  • Release tension

  • Enhance sleep quality

  • Boost concentration

  • Elevate mood

  • Relieve menstrual cramps

  • Alleviate pain

  • Improve sex

Masturbation has also been identified as a strategy to improve sexual health by promoting intimacy, exploring self-pleasure, desires, and needs, reducing unwanted pregnancies, and preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV transmission. Some people may feel embarrassed, guilty, or ashamed when talking about masturbation. But masturbation is normal, healthy, and not something to feel guilty about. Masturbation is usually only a problem if it begins to interfere with daily life and relationships with friends, family, coworkers, and romantic partners.

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