This International masturbation Day, i.e May 28th, let’s talk about just that – masturbation!
First and Foremost, let’s get one thing clear – it is completely normal and okay to masturbate.
But what exactly is masturbation?
Masturbation is the self-stimulation of the genitals to achieve sexual arousal and pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm (sexual climax). It is commonly done by touching, stroking, or massaging the penis or clitoris until an orgasm is achieved.
- Lots of people masturbate! It’s common for people of any gender or age to do it. Even before puberty, children sometimes discover that touching their genitals feels good.
- A majority of both men and women masturbate. However, men are more likely to have done it and they tend to do it more often than women
- Masturbation helps in relaxing, understanding your body better, releasing sexual tension even satisfying you when your partner isn’t around partner isn’t around. You can also masturbate with your partner if you want to!
- Masturbation can actually be good for your health, both mentally and physically
- It also has plenty benefits like – reducing stress, helping you sleep better, improving self esteem and body image, relieving menstrual cramps & muscle tension, strengthening muscle tone in your pelvic and anal areas and it even helps treat sexual problems
- When we’re masturbating, our perception of what is sexually attractive and desirable changes. In fact, research has found that heightened sexual arousal achieved through masturbation can make almost anything and anyone seem more sexually appealing
- Some cultures and religions oppose masturbation or even label it as sinful. This can lead to guilt or shame about the behaviour.