Masturbation is a common activity. It occurs among people of all backgrounds, genders, and races. Despite the myths, there are actually no physically harmful side effects of masturbation. However, excessive masturbation can harm your relationships and everyday life. Other than that, masturbation is a fun, normal, and healthy act. Keep reading to learn more about the side effects and potential health benefits of masturbation.
Most men and women continue to masturbate either alone or together when they are in a relationship or married, and many find it an enjoyable part of their relationship. One study found that women who masturbated had happier marriages compared to those who did not masturbate. Masturbation side effects Masturbation is harmless. Some people may experience chafing or tender skin if they are too rough, but this will usually heal in a few days. If men frequently masturbate within a short space of time, they may experience a slight swelling of the penis called an edema.
In addition to being a stress reliever, masturbation can also educate you on your preferences, your unique pleasure zones and the various strokes, pressures, sensations and masturbation techniques that you'll enjoy the most. Regardless of whether you engage in mutual masturbation with a partner or simply on your own, engaging in sexual self-pleasure is an activity that's highly recommended by countless sex experts, considering how it can make you more comfortable and tuned-in to your own sexuality, and if you're in one, the sexual aspect of your romantic relationship. As sex and relationship therapist Courtney Geter explains, "Masturbation is healthy in a number of ways.
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