Masturbation is surrounded by stigmas, falsehoods and clichés. We are going to disassemble many of them and answer the question of whether it is good to masturbate.
To begin with, it should be said that it is not true that with masturbation you can go blind, that it will cause a decrease in your intellectual capacity, growth problems or that it will favor your infertility because the human body is prepared for a certain number of sexual relations. All of these claims are false. They are simple lies that were or are intended to restrict anyone, especially to the youngest to enjoy their sexuality on an individual level. But there are more questions that arise and that you send us.
Is masturbating good for health?
Of course. It has a good number of benefits, besides being the safer sex that exists, free from all kinds of sexually transmitted diseases or unwanted pregnancies. In addition, in many cases it is an activity that helps to fall asleep and contributes to relaxation by releasing endorphins. It is precisely these endorphins that relieve pain such as menstrual pain, for example. In addition, it offers the opportunity to know your own body, what you like and what you don't, and thus be able to communicate it to another person when practicing 'conventional' sex. In women, masturbation strengthens the pelvic floor. And in men it prevents prostate cancer.
How much is 'normal' to masturbate?
There are many prejudices regarding the number of times it is 'healthy' or 'reasonable' to masturbate. The reality is that, as long as it doesn't interfere with carrying out activities like studying or working, There is no ideal number of masturbations. If it reaches the point of replacing other activities, it is recommended to go to a psychologist who can help redirect the situation.
Can masturbating become an addiction?
Like anything else, it can become addictive when it is repeated compulsively and compromises other activities.
Is there a way to do it correctly and safely?
The risks of masturbation are very small, especially if we wash our hands and/or sex toys before each time we masturbate. In addition, it is recommended to use lubricants to make the experience even more pleasant. What will that lubricant sound like to us?