Masturbation Effects on Your Health: Myth, Side Effects and Benefits

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 affect sexual life and also your relationship. Overall masturbation is healthy and fun that has nothing wrong if done occasionally.

Despite the myths, it is also a way to take pleasure, relieve tension and get sound sleep. People of almost all genders have temptation and tendency to masturbate in isolation. There are several reasons for having masturbation temptations for masturbation such as excessive sexual desire, absence of sexual partner, over stimulation and watching porn videos. Mostly teenagers and adult from 18 to 40 years most often tend to masturbate frequently owing to have high testosterone level as well.

Keep reading the full post to explore more about masturbation, myths   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, some of them are backed and some are debunked by scientists . Below are the most common myths about masturbation:

  • Masturbation shrinks your genitals
  • Deprives from pleasurable sexual life
  • Causes mental disorders
  • Leads to erectile dysfunction
  • Ruins physical and sexual health
  • Decreases sperm count
  • Finally brings about impotence

Studies have shown that female who masturbates have a happier life then those who 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 good enough and won’t leave any side effect rather makes you feel sexual pleasure and provides sound sleep. But if you indulge in 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 mentioned earlier, excessive masturbation causes some adverse side effects too and disrupts your daily life. Occasional masturbation is good for your health provided that you   do not become an addict.

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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