1. Ma.st.urb’at.ion doesn’t have the health benefits that s.e x does. It appears that not all Og’asms are created equally, because study after study shows that in.ter.c0u.rse has all sorts of benefits for men for your blood pressure, heart and prostate health, pain, and more. You’d think that ma.sturb’a.tion would, too. But it doesn’t.
Why would it make a difference whether you ej’ac,ulate during s.’ex or on your own? No one’s sure. But your body seems to respond differently. Even the makeup of s’em.en is different if you ma.stu.rb’ation instead of having s’e.x.
Still, does it really matter? Have you honestly been ma.sturb’ating all these years only because you wanted to boost your pros.tate health? Didn’t think so.
2. Mas.tu.rb’ation is not risk-free. Sure, it’s low-risk. It’s the safest form of s’e.x possible. No one ever caught an STD from himself or made himself pregnant. But like other low-risk activities (chewing, walking), it still has some risks.
Frequent or rough ma.stu.rb’ation can cause minor skin irritation. Forcefully bending an er.ect p.en’is can rupture the chambers that fill with blood, a rare but gr.u.esome condition called p.en’ile fracture.
Afterward, the p.en’is looks like an eg.gplant, It’s purple and swollen.” Most men need surgery to repair it.
3.There’s no “normal” amount of m.ast.urb’ation. Guys can get hung up on whether they ma.stu.rb’ate too much. But it’s not how many times you m.ast.urb’ate in a week (or day) that really matters. It’s how it fits into your life.
If you m.astu.rb’ate many times a day and have a healthy, satisfying life, good for you. But if you ma.stu.rb’ate many times a day and you’re missing work or giving up on s’e.x with your partner because of it, consider seeing a s’e.x therapist.
Even then, there’s nothing specific about m.astu.rb’ation that’s the problem. Compulsive ma.stu.rb’ation is like any behavior that disrupts your life, whether it’s compulsively playing poker or buying Beanie Babies on eBay.
4. Ma.stu.rb’ating doesn’t reflect on your relationship. The most damaging myth about male m.astu.rb’ation is that it’s a sign something is wrong in your relationship.
The fact is that most guys m.astu.rba’te. They ma.stu.rb’ate if they’re single, in a bad relationship, or in a great relationship. It’s just something they do that has nothing to do with their partners.
Ma.stu.rba.tion isn’t only about s’e.x. For many, it’s a routine way of relieving stress, clearing your head before work, or going to sleep.
5. Ma.stu.rb’ation is almost certainly good for your s’ex life. Ma.stu.rb’ation can help your s’ex life, since it’s how guys learn what they like during s’e.x. “I think women would be more satisfied s’ex.ually in a relationships if they ma.stu.rb’ated as much as men do. But the truth is ,It got a whole lot of negative effect in your life.