International Masturbation Day 2019: What Is Masturbation? 7 Myths About Self-Sexual Stimulation Busted!
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Every year on the 7th of May the world celebrates International Masturbation Day to spread awareness about the importance of self-pleasure and to also help bust myths around the practice. Masturbation is a natural, healthy and common way to explore your sexuality. Everyone goes through the urge of masturbation starting from their adolescence. Sexual stimulation on one's own genitals aka Masturbation gives you sexual arousal that usually ends up in orgasm. People having performance anxiety can actually build up their confidence by masturbation. Masturbation is known to have quite a few health benefits that are both physical and mental. Apart from relieving stress, masturbation is known to release tension, increase blood flow, enhance sleep quality, improves the ability to concentrate, improve mood, relieve menstrual cramps in women, ease pain and also improve sex life.

What is Masturbation?

Deriving sexual pleasure via touching your genitals using your hand or any sex toy is called Masturbation. Sometimes masturbation can be done alone or with your partner to make the activity even more pleasurable. masturbation is another way of orgasming after sexual intercourse. Usually, Men and boys masturbate by rubbing their penis by moving their hand up and down. Whereas, women and girls use their fingers or hand to rub the area around their clitoris or vagina and derive sexual pleasure. people usually masturbate using their hands, fingers, everyday objects, sex toys such as vibrators, etc.

 

Myths about Masturbation that need to die:

1. There is only one type of masturbation

2. Masturbation makes you weak

3. Masturbation causes diseases

4. Only boys masturbate

5. Masturbation may cause impotence later in life

6. Erectile dysfunction is caused because of masturbation

7. Masturbation may cause penis shrinkage

Health benefits of masturbation:

If anything, Masturbation has positive effects on overall mental and physical health. Masturbation is as healthy and natural for your body as it can get and has both physical, psychological and sexual health benefits. You can always consult a therapist or a sexologist if you have any negative feelings towards masturbation.