Do most people masturbate? A lot do, even if they don’t talk about it or care to admit to it. It is common for people of any age or gender to do so. From before puberty to adults, people have discovered that touching their genitals in certain ways actually make them feel good.
People will masturbate for many different reasons, from helping themselves relax to having a better understanding of their body…but most masturbate just because it feels so damn good, and your way is the right way…for you!
There are many health benefits to masturbating, despite hearing some crazy things about it like causing hair to grow in weird places, causing infertility, or becoming addicted to it etc… HOWEVER, the benefits far outweigh the negatives.
When you masturbate to reach orgasm, your body releases endorphins, which are hormones that block pain and just make you feel good. Some of the other health benefits are:
Releases sexual tension, reduces stress, helps aid in better sleep, it can improve your self-esteem and body image, helps in relief with muscle tension, menstrual cramping and it can help strengthen the muscle tone in the pelvic and anal areas of the body. It also helps you figure out what you like sexually. Where you like being touched, what pressure feels good or not so good, how fast or slow, etc.
When you learn to have orgasms on your own, you get to know your body so much better and that in turn, helps when you have a sexual partner. If you don’t know what you like, how are they supposed to know if you can’t guide them along?
How much is too much? The only time masturbation becomes “too much” is when it interferes with your everyday life responsibilities.
It is totally normal to masturbate, to touch yourself for sexual pleasure whether you’re sexually active with other people or not. So go ahead, get yourself all comfy in the privacy of your bedroom, play some nice music…even light some candles if you wish…start touching, start exploring your body…just enjoy.
Thanks for reading,