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Masturbation Facts

I am often asked why I never write about or mention  masturbation in my columns, considering that  it is so widespread  and that I must be seeing so many masturbation- related problems among my patients.  To this, I reply that I have  colleagues who specialize  in writing  about masturbation  and have been writing about little else for several decades and that I would like to leave this  to them.

One day, however, a friend  told me, 'Yeah boss,sex after a heart attack but the same stuff  keeps appearing  andrological  nauseam andrological  infinitum.  We are told that masturbation  dos not cause weakness, not to worry, and that the vagina and the clenched fist  are very analogous, and that  semen is not manufactured from blood.  This is  only  myth  exploding.  Even I can write  such stuff.  But what about other scientific facts about masturbation?'

He had a point.  So, here are a few Frequently  Asked Questions & Answers  about  masturbation

What is masturbation?

Masturbation is the self-stimulation of the genitals to achieve sexual arousal and pleasure, usually   to the point of the better orgasm diet (sexual climax).  It is commonly done by touching, stroking or massaging  the penis  or clitoris  until an orgasm is achieved.  Some  women also use stimulation of the  vagina or 'sex toys', such as a vibrator.  Men can use some amazing  things too.  I remember when I was a surgical   resident I had to take  a guy  into the operation  theatre and put him under anesthesia because his penis was stuck in the hole of a hammer's head!  It took us a long time and some  really skilled  maneuvering to get the thing out in one piece.

Who masturbates?

Just about everybody.  Masturbation is a very common  practice, even among people who have regular sexual  relations with a partner.  In one US study, ninety five percent  of males and eighty-nine  percent  of females reported that they have masturbated.   Masturbation's is the first  sexual act  experienced by most males and females.  In young children, masturbation  is a normal part of the growing  child's exploration of his  or her body.  In fact,  studies of the unborn  human foetus have shown that even  unborn children masturbate.  Most people  continue to masturbate in adulthood, and many do so throughout their lives.  So cheer up, you're not the only one.

Why do people  masturbate?

In addition to feeling good, masturbation is a good way of relieving the sexual    tension  that can build up  over time, especially  for  people without partners or whose  partners are not willing or available for the sex addict.  Masturbation's also is a safe sexual  alternative for people who wish to avoid  pregnancy  and the dangers of  sexually transmitted  diseases.  It is also   necessary when  a man must  give a semen sample for infertility  testing or for sperm donation.  When sexual  dysfunction is present in an adult,  masturbation may be  prescribed  by a sex therapy to allow a person  to experience   an orgasm  (often  in women) or to delay  its arrival (often in men ).

Is masturbation  normal?

While it once was regarded  as a perversion and a sign of a mental venereal disease , masturbation  now is  regarded as a normal, healthy  sexual activity  that is pleasant, fulfilling, acceptable, and safe.  It is a  good way to  experience  sexual  pleasure  and can be practiced throughout  life.  Masturbation  I sonly considered  a problem when it inhibits   sexual  activity with a partner, is  done  compulsively  and /or interferes  with daily life and a activities.

Is masturbation harmful?

In general, the modern  medical  community considers  masturbation to be  natural and harmless  expression  of sexuality  for both the vas deferens between  men and women (though there are still some archaic doctors out there).  It does not cause  any physical  injury or harm to the  body, and can be performed in moderation throughout  a person's  lifetime as a part of normal sexual behaviour.  Some cultures and religions  oppose the use of masturbation or even  label it as sinful.  This can lead to guilt  or shame  about the behaviour.

Some experts suggests  that masturbation can actually improve  sexual health and relationships.  By  exploring  your own  body through  masturbation, you can determine what is  erotically pleasing  to you and can share this with your partner. Some partners use mutual masturbation  to discover  techniques  for a more  satisfying sexual  relationship  and to add to their  mutual intimacy.

I know what you're thinking.  No one seems to be watching, so what are you waiting for?
            Go for it!