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Masturbation is a normal physical sexual activity almost everyone does for sexual pleasure. Many people think that masturbation has adverse side effects on health but actually, there are no physically harmful side effects of masturbation. But if you are doing excessive masturbation (2 to 3 times a day, it can effects daily life and also your relationship. Overall masturbation is healthy and fun that has nothing wrong if done occasionally.

Despite the myths, it’s a natural way to explore your body, enjoy the pleasure, release the tension and have sound sleep. It happens with all genders and backgrounds. There could be many reasons for masturbation such as, to release the tension, feel the sexual pleasure, have sound sleep and watching porn videos. Mostly teenagers and adult from 18 to 40 years masturbated the most because of high testosterone level.

Keep reading the full post to explore more about masturbation, myths and its side effects and benefits on your health.

Let’s dive right in:

Masturbation myths

There are tons of masturbation myths circulating among the people. Although, most of them are backed by science and scientists has been debunked these myths from time to time but they are surfaced again after a few years. Below are the most common myths about masturbation:

  • Masturbation shrinks your genitals
  • Masturbation ruins the sexual experience
  • Masturbation will cause mental issues
  • Masturbation cause erectile dysfunction
  • Masturbation causes physical weakness
  • Masturbation cause low sperm count
  • Masturbation cause impotence later in life

In a study, it has found that female who masturbates had a happier life then don’t. Masturbations a fun activity but may lead you some side effects too if you are doing excessively.

Side effects of Masturbation

2 to 3 times a week is a good number and won’t face any side effects of masturbation and you feel sexual pleasure and have sound sleep. But if you start doing excessive masturbation, it will have some side effects too that includes:

  • Guilt after masturbation
  • Decreased Sexual Sensitivity 
  • Prostate cancer
  • Disrupting Daily life
  • Masturbation addiction

As I’ve mentioned earlier, doing excessive masturbation cause some side effects too and can disrupt your daily life. Occasional masturbation is good for your health but doesn’t become an addict. Take the pleasure of masturbation and keep it random.

Benefits of Masturbation

Other than side effects, masturbation has some benefits too. It’s a healthy sexual activity that feels your pleasure and relaxation. There are limited studies that have been done on masturbation how it’s benefits. Normal masturbation may help you:

  • Have better sex with your partner
  • Relives from tension and stress
  • Have sound sleep
  • Feel you more sexual pleasure
  • Boost sexual timing
  • Relive cramps
  • Makes you more sexually active

Bottom line

Masturbation is a healthy sexual activity that brings pleasure and relaxation. Don’t masturbate excessively and enjoy the whole sexual act. Don’t feel guilt and enjoy the whole process as it’s a natural and you are not alone. Millions of people around the world masturbate every day it has
nothing wrong. Make sure don’t become an addict and it has nothing harm in the masturbation.  Talk to the therapist or your friends you trust if you feel guilt after masturbation.

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