Masturbation: Myths and Facts
totally normal masturbation (touch yourself for sexual pleasure) whether you’re sexually active with other people or not. Masturbation even has health benefits, like reducing stress.
1. Children engaged in masturbation, before they start to lead a sexual life – a myth
All children explore their bodies. And some touches bring them more joy than others. Therefore, there is nothing terrible or surprising in that boys and girls begin to masturbate.
The main thing – to bring to the child that it should be away from prying eyes.
Studies prove that age-appropriate sex education reduces the risk of sexual promiscuity in children and adolescents, and also reduces the threat of other problems at the beginning of sexual activity.
The only thing that can cause concern is excessive masturbation in young children. It is possible that it is a sign of anxiety or stress.
2. In adult relationships, masturbation is not needed – the myth
Most people masturbate throughout their lives. This is done by the fruits in the mother’s wombs, and by the people of old age. Of course, after puberty, we realize the beauty of being close to others. But this is far from the final point in the history of self-satisfaction.
There are many reasons why people can masturbate, even being in a relationship. Perhaps this is necessary for them to relieve stress. Perhaps in order to resolve sexual differences with a partner. Or maybe just because it’s nice.
3. If one of the partners masturbates, then the relationship does not satisfy him – the myth
Let’s consider an example. Conditional Cathy discovers that her husband Brian is masturbating in the shower. He says: this is his standard morning ritual. Cathy is shocked. She worries that she is not sexy enough for her husband. But Bryan explains that his actions are in no way connected with her. He masturbates simply because it’s nice, fast and he likes to start his day like that.
Self-satisfaction does not necessarily indicate cooling to a partner. It may well be an act separate from a love relationship.
I must say that sometimes masturbation still is a sign of problems in the pair. This case will be discussed below.
4. Masturbation helps to study the body – a fact
First, most adolescents discover orgasm through masturbation. Secondly, experts advise and adult women experiencing problems with achieving orgasm during sex, to resort to this simple technique. For them, this can be a way to learn to have fun, without concentrating on the needs of the partner.
5. Masturbation is the fastest way to orgasm – a fact
Women often admit that they get an orgasm for themselves in a couple of minutes, and with a partner – for 45.
The fact is that masturbation, as a rule, is caused by a strong libido. Sex is often initiated by one of the partners. And although the second one can also be excited, he does not necessarily want a sexual release.
There is another obvious nuance. We ourselves know much better what rhythm and what touches are necessary to achieve orgasm.
6. People prefer masturbation to sex – a fact and a myth
Many people say that masturbation gives physical satisfaction, but not a deep sense of completeness and a sense of close connection that sex brings.
However, sometimes because of difficulties in intimate life with a partner, a person begins to prefer self-gratification to sexual intercourse. This is an alarm signal. Therefore, if the sexual differences in a couple cause distress or weaken the connection between partners, it is worthwhile together to go to sex therapy.
Summarizing all that has been said, one can conclude: most often masturbation is normal. Most people begin to engage in it in childhood and continue throughout life.
Perhaps we are sometimes ashamed to admit it, but the fact remains that everyone has either masturbated or masturbated and continues to masturbate. So do not hold your hands over the blanket, but at the pulse of your desires