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Gustav Klimt's "A Young Woman Masturbating" (1916).
Self-portrait of Egon Schiele 1911, depicting masturbation.
Masturbation, 1911, copper engraving by Mihály Zichy.
.Masturbation refers to sexual stimulation, especially of one's own genitals (self masturbation), often to the point of orgasm.^ Masturbating is stimulating your own genitals for the purpose of increasing sexual arousal.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I've masturbated fairly reguarly since I was twelve years old, and I often have sexually oriented dreams which do not produce an orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A male who is sexually active is more likely to masturbate than one who isn't.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[1] .The stimulation can be performed manually, by other types of bodily contact (short of sexual intercourse), by use of objects or tools, or by some combination of these methods.^ I've never had any type of sexual contact with a guy, but I've had oral intercourse and manual intercourse with a girl.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some people consider this as performing manual intercourse on her.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My brother and I have performed manual intercourse on each other.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[2] .Masturbation is a common form of autoeroticism, and the two words are often used as synonyms, although masturbation with a partner (mutual masturbation) is also common.^ I have been masturbating for many years, and I have had two partners.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He doesn't masturbate very often anymore, maybe a few times a week, but he used to do it daily, in conventional fashion, before we were together.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I read somewhere on your site that using water pressure to masturbate makes it more difficult for you to reach climax with a partner later.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Animal masturbation has been observed in many species, both in the wild and in captivity.^ Masturbation has been observed in every species of mammal.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Masturbation has been observed in every species of mammal, so it's reasonable to believe that humans were masturbating from the very beginning.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many (not most) males masturbate with both hands, but the motion you describe is an atypical form of masturbation which could lead to problems in the future.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

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Etymology

.The word masturbation is believed to derive from either the Greek word mezea (μεζεα, "penises") or the Latin manus ("hand") and the Latin turbare ("to disturb").^ Your body doesn't care whether you ejaculate through vaginal intercourse, manual intercourse (i.e., your partner's hands), or masturbation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So masturbation means "to disturb with the hand."
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most people believe that mutual masturbation or manual intercourse does not cause you to lose your virginity.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[6] A competing etymology based on the Latin manu stuprare ("to defile with the hand") is said by the Oxford English Dictionary to be an "old conjecture".[7]

Techniques

.Ways of masturbating common to members of both sexes include pressing or rubbing the genital area, either with the fingers or against an object such as a pillow; inserting fingers or an object into the anus (see anal masturbation); and stimulating the penis or vulva with electric vibrators, which may also be inserted into the vagina or anus.^ I masturbate with my hand but it hurts when I put my finger into my vagina.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When I insert my finger into my vagina, I encounter an obstruction.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Masturbating internally means that a girl is stimulating her vagina, perhaps by inserting fingers or objects.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Members of both sexes may also enjoy touching, rubbing, or pinching the nipples or other erogenous zones while masturbating.^ Females who masturbate with their hands are more able to have orgasms during sex than other females.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Masturbation and penis size are both large-scale obsessions, so if one of them affected the other, we would have found out by now.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I used to masturbate using one hand for stroking while my other palm rubbed the glans.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Both sexes sometimes apply lubricating substances to intensify sensation.^ If you really want to have sex with her (which is a bad idea at your age), then ask her sometime when you're both sober.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Both habituate you to sensations that can't be easily replicated in real sex.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now I don't feel like having sex much and when we have sex, it sometimes hurts and I'm never self-lubricated.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Reading or viewing pornography, or sexual fantasy, are often common adjuncts to masturbation.^ Watching pornography, reading erotica or cultivating sexual fantasies are common aids to masturbate.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Do you masturbate without sexual fantasy?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ National Masturbation Month seeks to raise awareness and dispel the shame and myths associated with the most common and natural of sexual activities.
  • Blog.PinkNews.co.uk: Onanism as fundraising 23 September 2009 0:00 UTC blog.pinknews.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Often people will call upon memories during masturbation.^ "Conventional wisdom" in this area is too often dominated by people I call IIFGDIs.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ How long do people my age usually last during masturbation?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You just notice that because people who started masturbating before puberty often mention it.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

Masturbation activities are often ritualised. Various fetishes and paraphilias can also play a part in the masturbation ritual. Some potentially harmful or fatal activities include autoerotic asphyxiation and self-bondage.
.Some people get sexual pleasure by inserting objects into the urethra (the tube through which urine and, in men, semen, flows).^ Some insert their fingers or objects into their vaginas, usually in addition to clitoral stimulation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Urine helps clean the urethra of sexual fluids.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I know urine gets rid of left over semen in the urethra, but why does it burn?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[8] If these objects are urethral sounds, the practice is known as "sounding".[9] .Other objects such as ball point pens and thermometers are sometimes used, although this practice can lead to injury and/or infection.^ They are used alone or in conjunction with many other types of sexual practice including masturbation, hetero, gay, group, fetish, BDSM and others.

^ How to Use Ben Wa Balls Ben wa balls are small round objects that are used to strengthen the pelvic floor, or PC (pubococcygeus), muscles that sit in proximity to the walls of the vagina.
  • Sex Toys - How To Information | eHow.com 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ Instead of using their hands, both males and females may also rub their genitals against some object, such as a pillow.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[10] .Some people masturbate by using machines that simulate intercourse.^ It is OK, but I advise people your age to avoid using visual aids every time they masturbate.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ People don't grow out of masturbating (although many replace most of it with intercourse), and there is nothing wrong with you that you haven't.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is there something else I can do to substitute for masturbation (or some better technique I can use) for long enough for the calluses to leave and to help them stay gone?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Men and women may masturbate until they are close to orgasm, stop for a while to reduce excitement, and then resume masturbating.^ How old are men when they stop masturbating?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most people don't have to stop until they actually have an orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most females don't have orgasms until they've been masturbating for a while.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.They may repeat this cycle multiple times.^ Sometimes one may rub my male masturbation parents Virginity Circumcision ^ Ellis, available male masturbation toy about her nipples, male mutual masturbation and sustained over the medical male masturbation term used as visuals can learn male masturbation to do this cycle multiple times.
  • ONLI BEST MALE MASTURBATION, male masturbation pic, male masturbation, male anal masturbation. 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

^ Is it possible that since the bruises have been there for over a year they may be permanent, or will time heal them?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This makes orgasms ten times more intense when they finally occur–they can also aid in multiple orgasms.
  • Male Masturbation Tips 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.sextips.org [Source type: General]

.This "stop and go" build-up can achieve even stronger orgasms.^ Even with these I can't achieve an orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What this means: you are going to experience endless sexual thoughts entering your mind that you can't stop - even when you are at church!
  • Masturbation - Sexuality and Life Skills - Teenage Boys 11 September 2009 6:51 UTC boysunderattack.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you want to give up everything you are doing sexually, that can be very difficult; it is tough to go back to stopping at holding hands when you have been sharing orgasms.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[11] .Rarely, people quit stimulation just before orgasm to retain the heightened energy that normally comes down after orgasm[12].^ My orgasms come in just 2-3 minutes.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It's normal to feel like sitting down when you have an orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I always urinate after I masturbate but this sensation seems to come before that and happen within 10 or so seconds after my orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

Doing this could lead to temporary discomfort due to pelvic congestion.
.Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich in his 1922 essay Concerning Specific Forms of Masturbation tried to identify healthy and unhealthy forms of masturbation.^ I have since started to masturbate conventionally, but I am wondering if how I used to masturbate was TMS? (age 14) It was not specifically TMS, but it was an atypical form of masturbation that is probably as bad.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I try to masturbate at least once a day because that's what you say is healthy, but sometimes I'm just not in the mood.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.He tried to relate the way people masturbated to their degree of inclination towards the opposite sex and to their psycho-sexual pathologies.^ Re: Differant ways for men to masturbate Adam Also try rubbing ya penis with your boxers, socks or even better use silk panties.
  • Masturbation Male Techniques, Mens Tips and Masturbating lessons Videos 17 September 2009 12:24 UTC www.mens-sexual-health.org [Source type: General]

^ Studies show that, chemically, masturbating is 400 times less effective at satisfying ones sexual appetite than sex with a partner.
  • Masturbation Techniques - AskMen.com 17 September 2009 12:24 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: General]
  • Masturbation Techniques - AskMen.com Canada 17 September 2009 12:24 UTC ca.askmen.com [Source type: General]

^ In the Victorian Era, medical censure of masturbation was in line with the widespread social conservatism and opposition to open sexual behavior common at the time.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Female

A woman masturbating.
.Female masturbation techniques include a woman stroking or rubbing her vulva, especially her clitoris, with her index and/or middle fingers.^ I rub my index finger left and right along my clitoris.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Polish the pearl" is slang for female masturbation; specifically, rubbing the clitoris.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Then he fingers and strokes my vagina and clitoris.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Sometimes one or more fingers may be inserted into the vagina to repeatedly stroke its frontal wall where the g-spot is located.^ In one, the penis is inserted into a vagina and in the other, the penis is inserted into an anus.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you insert your finger or fingers into the vagina of a female with an intact hymen (or nearly so), it is virtually a certainty that you will break it.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think this may be due to my frequent masturbation (2 times a day) and that I use an overhand stroke method where I rub the tip of my penis back and forth with my fingers.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[13] .Masturbation aids such as a vibrator, dildo or Ben Wa balls can also be used to stimulate the vagina and clitoris.^ When I masturbate, I have to use something that vibrates.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is it OK to use vibration to masturbate?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I masturbate by stimulating my clitoris.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Many women caress their breasts or stimulate a nipple with the free hand, if these are receptive areas for sexual stimulation.^ Many women caress their breasts or stimulate a nipple with the free hand, if these are receptive areas for sexual stimulation.

^ These techniques have helped many to relieve the frustration of not being able to have normal sexual relations, for whatever reason.

^ A few women can orgasm spontaneously, after experiencing prior sexual arousal, due to intellectual stimulation alone, for instance listening to certain pieces of music.

.Anal stimulation is also enjoyed by some.^ Anal stimulation is also enjoyed by some.

^ A little lube, time (no distractions) and some anal stimulation.
  • What is the best way to jack-off in your opinion? | Answerbag.com 12 September 2009 11:35 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

.Lubrication is sometimes used during masturbation, especially when penetration is involved, but this is not universal and many women find their natural lubrication sufficient.^ I think that boys are really cute and HOT but when I masturbate I sometimes think about naked women.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Specifically, how do I know I've found it and if I can actually stimulate it sufficiently during masturbation?
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Lately when I take a shower, I find that I can use the force of the water in the shower to masturbate.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Common positions include lying on back or face down, sitting, squatting, kneeling or standing.^ There are variations in position (sitting, standing, lying on side, etc.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Common positions include lying on back or face down, sitting, squatting, or even standing.

^ TMS is masturbating in the face-down position.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.In a bath or shower a female may direct tap water at her clitoris and vulva.^ In a bath or shower a female may direct tap water at the clitoris and vulva.

^ A female can masturbate by directing water from a shower head or bathtub faucet at her vulva.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While in a shower, direct the spray of water at the back of your penis , the spot where the head and the shaft meet.
  • 15 Masturbation Tips. Jerk Off With Pleasure! - Trans Ladyboy 16 September 2009 23:47 UTC www.transladyboy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Lying face down one may use the hands, one may straddle a pillow, the corner or edge of the bed, a partner's leg or some scrunched-up clothing and "hump" the vulva and clitoris against it.^ I personally use a paper towel but I get the feeling that some just catch it whith their hands or something??
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If I bed masturbate will I get TMS? (age 14) Masturbating by thrusting into something (like the bed, pillow, hand, etc.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some people think it is OK to act out a kinky fetish, even a weird one, with a willing partner.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Standing up a chair, the corner of an item of furniture or even a washing machine can be used to stimulate the clitoris through the labia and clothing.^ Standing up, the corner of an item of furniture, or even a washing machine, can be used to stimulate the clitoris through the labia and clothing.

^ Standing up, the corner of an item of furniture, or even a washing machine, can be used to stimulate the genitals.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lying face down, one may straddle a pillow, the corner or edge of the bed, a partner's leg or some scrunched-up clothing and "hump" the vulva and clitoris against it.

.Some masturbate using only pressure applied to the clitoris without direct contact, for example by pressing the palm or ball of the hand against underwear or other clothing.^ I used to masturbate using one hand for stroking while my other palm rubbed the glans.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It also helps to masturbate using alternate hands.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I use one hand to masturbate while I touch my testes with the other.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the 1920s, Havelock Ellis reported that turn-of-the-century seamstresses using treadle-operated sewing machines could achieve orgasm by sitting near the edge of their chairs.^ I am only able to masturbate to orgasm while sitting in a chair.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Does using a vibrator help achieve a better orgasm than just using your fingers?
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At first he complained that he could not orgasm because of the condoms and then, when he could not achieve orgasm without a condom either, we wondered if maybe a tight foreskin (he's uncircumcised) had something to do with it.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

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.Women can sexually stimulate themselves by crossing their legs tightly and clenching the muscles in their legs, creating pressure on the genitals.^ Some women can orgasm by crossing their legs tightly and clenching the pelvic or leg muscles, which creates pressure and enhances blood flow to the genitals.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some can reach orgasm merely by crossing their legs tightly and clenching the muscles in their legs, which creates pressure on the genitals.

^ I masturbate by crossing my legs tightly and clenching the muscles in my legs, creating pressure on my genitals while lying on my back.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.This can potentially be done in public without observers noticing.^ This can potentially be done in public without observers noticing.

.Thoughts, fantasies, and memories of previous instances of arousal and orgasm can produce sexual excitation.^ Thinking about orgasm IS a sexual fantasy.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Often, these mental triggers have associations with previous instances of arousal and orgasm.

^ Sexual arousal and orgasm produce a distinct pattern of neuroendocrine alterations in women, primarily inducing a long-lasting elevation in plasma prolactin concentrations.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some women can orgasm spontaneously by force of will alone, although this may not strictly qualify as masturbation as no physical stimulus is involved.^ Some women even claim to be able to orgasm spontaneously by force of will alone, but that ability, if it exists at all, may not strictly qualify as masturbation as no physical stimulus is involved.

^ I masturbated but had no orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some women are able to orgasm from nipple stimulation alone.
  • How to Masturbate | eHow.com 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

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.Sex therapists will sometimes recommend that female patients take time to masturbate to orgasm, especially if they have not done so before.^ When I masturbate, it will sometimes take me 30-50 minutes to actually orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sometimes sex or masturbating won't prevent them.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He's had sex before, and hasn't been able to orgasm a single time during intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

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Male

An uncircumcised man masturbating, with the foreskin slid up and down over the glans head
.Male masturbation techniques are influenced by a number of factors and personal preferences.^ It is no surprise that 80 percent of males prefer intercourse to masturbation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ According to conventional wisdom, the number of times a person masturbates in a day does not matter unless it interferes with daily activities.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most males prefer to masturbate on their backs rather than standing.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Techniques may also differ between circumcised and uncircumcised males.^ What is the difference between a circumcised and uncircumcised penis?
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The glans of a circumcised male is exposed 24 hours a day and is more like ordinary skin, while the glans of an uncircumcised male, protected by foreskin, is more like the skin inside the mouth or nose.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Uncircumcised males masturbate more on average, but it is a very small difference.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some techniques which may work for one individual can be difficult or uncomfortable for another person.^ Oral sex is contact between the mouth of one person and the genitals of another.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.The most common male masturbation technique is simply to hold the penis with a loose fist and then to move the hand up and down the shaft.^ Most males (and females) masturbate with only one hand.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You say males should masturbate my stoking their penis with a loose fist.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I masturbate the conventional way with a loose fist around my penis.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.This type of stimulation is typically all that is required to achieve orgasm and ejaculation.^ I can achieve orgasm when masturbating normally but typically I have a weaker erection until near climax.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, for males, the need for orgasm can be urgent due to the amount and different types of fluids that build up as a result of sexual stimulation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ TMS , 11 percent stimulate their breasts, 10 percent squeeze their thighs, 5 percent masturbate by contracting their PC muscles, and a lucky 2 percent can achieve orgasm by fantasy alone.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.The speed of the hand motion will vary from person to person, although it is not uncommon for the speed to increase as ejaculation nears and for it to decrease during the ejaculation itself.^ The speed of the hand motion will vary from male to male, although it is not uncommon for the speed to increase as ejaculation nears and for it to decrease during the ejaculation itself.

^ Although most males desire to ejaculate as the result of masturbation, they vary in their techniques of reaching that goal.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ The semen going everywhere isn't caused by ejaculation but by the motion of your hand as you ejaculate.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[19] .When uncircumcised, stimulation of the penis in this way comes from the "pumping" of the foreskin, in which the foreskin is held and slid up and down over the glans head, which depending on foreskin length, is completely or partly covered, and then uncovered, in a rapid motion.^ I'm uncircumcised, and when I have an erection, the foreskin doesn't go below the head of the penis.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I was circumcised, but I have foreskin covering approximately 1/2 of the head of the penis when flaccid.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Also, when I pull my foreskin back there is a piece of skin that stretches over from the bottom of my head to the opening in my penis, that is where the uncomfortable tightness during a pulled-back erection is coming from, I believe.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.During this time, the glans itself may widen and lengthen as the stimulation continues, becoming purplish in colour, while the rapid sliding motion of the foreskin over the glans reduces friction.^ I'm not really concerned with my virginity, but more with the pain that may result due to an intact hymen during my first time having vaginal intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When I was fingered, I bled (and continued to do so for the next few days) which I believe was my hymen being broken, but I was in pain at times during the fingering.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.For circumcised males, on whom the glans is mostly or completely uncovered, this technique creates more direct contact between the hand and the glans.^ Is it more difficult for circumcised males to overcome it?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I read a web page that said that some circumcised males experienced hardening of the glans, called keritinization, and didn't enjoy orgasms as much.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The glans of a circumcised male is exposed 24 hours a day and is more like ordinary skin, while the glans of an uncircumcised male, protected by foreskin, is more like the skin inside the mouth or nose.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.To avoid soreness from this resulting friction, some males prefer to use a personal lubricant during masturbation.^ If I use lubrication, can I touch the head while masturbating?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is it OK not to use any kind of lubrication during masturbation?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Lubricant is more necessary for circumcised males to use during masturbation than intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Another technique used by both circumcised and uincircumcised males is to place just the index finger and thumb around the penis about halfway along the penis and repeatedly slide the shaft skin up and down.^ I just use the tips of my fingers.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I normally grip my penis firmly and slide the skin of the penis up and down the shaft as opposed to sliding my hand up and down the shaft.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why can't everybody just use both?
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.A variation on this is to place the fingers and thumb on the penis as if playing a flute, and then shuttle them back and forth.^ A variation on this is to place the fingers and thumb on the penis as if playing a flute, and then shuttle them back and forth.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When a hand moves the sleeve back and forth, a guy will feel it warm up and grasp his penis tightly.
  • Male Masturbation -- Just What Guys Do 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC orgasmicguy.com [Source type: General]

^ A man may stimulate the head, corona, or shaft of his penis by placing his fingers in specific positions and stroking, rubbing, squeezing, or pinching the organ.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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[19] .Another common technique is to lie face down on a comfortable surface such as a mattress or pillow and rub the penis against it.^ I masturbated for years face down with a pillow.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Lying face-down and rubbing the penis and frequently the entire body against something, like a mattress, pillow, or hand.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The body of the partner is much more gentle on the private parts than thrusting into or against a pillow or mattress is.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.This technique may include the use of a simulacrum, or artificial vagina.^ I agree generally with your view on TMS - it's too violent for a penis but I cannot agree with treating use of artificial vaginas as TMS too.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, the experience of females using dildos is much greater than that of males using artificial vaginas.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why do you consider use of an artificial vagina harmful?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

Auto-fellatio.
.There are many other variations on male masturbation techniques.^ Are there for about it male masturbation so good.
  • ONLI BEST MALE MASTURBATION, male masturbation pic, male masturbation, male anal masturbation. 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

^ There are many different techniques women may employ to masturbate.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also are there any other websites about masturbation?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

Men may also rub or massage the glans, the rim of the glans, and the frenular delta. .Some men place both hands directly on their penis during masturbation, while others use their free hand to fondle their testicles, nipples, or other parts of their body.^ It also helps to masturbate using alternate hands.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I use one hand to masturbate while I touch my testes with the other.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now when I masturbate I use the other hand to massage my testicles.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some may keep their hand stationary while pumping into it with pelvic thrusts in order to simulate the motions of sexual intercourse.^ If I bed masturbate will I get TMS? (age 14) Masturbating by thrusting into something (like the bed, pillow, hand, etc.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You have to have some form of sexual intercourse to lose your virginity.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One testicle is always lower than the other, in order to keep them from banging into each other.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Others may also use vibrators and other sexual devices more commonly associated with female masturbation.^ When I masturbate, I have to use something that vibrates.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is it OK to use vibration to masturbate?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A vibrator is generally used externally for a female to masturbate by its vibration.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.A few extremely flexible males can reach and stimulate their penis with their tongue or lips, and so perform autofellatio.^ Wardell Pomeroy estimated that only one male in a thousand could perform autofellatio to orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Your question hints at performing oral sex on yourself, which for males is called autofellatio .
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.The prostate gland is one of the organs that contributes fluid to semen.^ The prostate gland is one of the organs that contributes fluid to semen.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Semen is not produced in the testes but in the prostate gland and other internal organs.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When you ejaculate, some fluid leaves your prostate gland and seminal vesicles but is not expelled all the way through the penis.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.As the prostate is touch-sensitive, some directly stimulate it using a well-lubricated finger or dildo inserted through the anus into the rectum.^ Some insert their fingers or objects into their vaginas, usually in addition to clitoral stimulation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If I use lubrication, can I touch the head while masturbating?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Lubrication can reduce sensitivity in some ways even as it enhances it in others.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Stimulating the prostate from outside, via pressure on the perineum, can be pleasurable as well.^ You Always Wanted to add male masturbation to meet women may be a prostate cancer male masturbation in serious offers from outside, male masturbation via pressure that unnatural use lotion very male masturbation serious danger after ejaculating.
  • ONLI BEST MALE MASTURBATION, male masturbation pic, male masturbation, male anal masturbation. 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

^ His prostate can be massaged gently from the outside through his perineum or internally through his anus.
  • Male masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.my-penis.org [Source type: General]

^ Many men experience intense pleasure when having their prostate stimulated - a pleasure which has sometimes been likened to the pleasure a woman gets when her G spot is stimulated.
  • Male masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.my-penis.org [Source type: General]

.Some men also enjoy anal stimulation, with fingers or otherwise, without any prostate stimulation.^ My boyfriend and I recently tried some things and found that he couldnt get much more than an inch of a finger in me without me saying "ow."
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some insert their fingers or objects into their vaginas, usually in addition to clitoral stimulation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some women use dildoes or other objects to reach it, but it is better if you can learn to stimulate it with your fingers.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.A somewhat controversial ejaculation control technique is to put pressure on the perineum, about halfway between the scrotum and the anus, just before ejaculating.^ Another technique is to place just the index finger and thumb around the penis about halfway along the shaft and move the skin up and down.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can male mutual masturbation talk about 10 male masturbation Technique Suggestions 7 ejaculations per male masturbation minute during intercourse.
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^ You are correct that females can have congestion in the pelvis just like males; your body doesn't care how the orgasm that puts an end to it is brought about.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.This can, however, redirect semen into the bladder (referred to as retrograde ejaculation).^ Sperm live in this fluid (slang - cum, jizz, spooge) Ejaculation Literally means "suddenly" and refers to semen coming out of the erect penis.
  • Masturbation - Sexuality and Life Skills - Teenage Boys 11 September 2009 6:51 UTC boysunderattack.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, I often experience pain in my penis or bladder after ejaculation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Retrograde ejaculation is completely different and means redirecting your ejaculation into your bladder instead of letting it out.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

Mutual masturbation

.Mutual masturbation is a sexual act where two or more people stimulate themselves or one another sexually, usually with the hands.^ I have tried hand masturbating and it usually works.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I can continue to masturbate and usually ejaculate in one or two minutes.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I masturbate using two hands.
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It can be part of a full repertoire of sexual intercourse. It may be used as an interlude, foreplay, or as an alternative to penetration. .For some people, non-penetrative sex or frottage is the primary sexual activity of choice above all others.^ Some people have mirrors mounted over their beds because it not only enhances for them the experience of sexual intercourse, but also mirrorbating.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some people stay virgins because they are afraid of AIDS and other diseases.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All people need is a straight answer, not PC gobbledygook some kids are forced to endure.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Participants who do not want full sexual intercourse thus still enjoy mutual masturbation.^ Females who avoid prone masturbation do better in sexual intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I don't enjoy masturbating, and I don't want to do it.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I enjoy masturbating and don't want to stop.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Mutual masturbation is practiced by people of all sexual orientations.^ In addition, there is a lot of useful information on sexual orientation, mutual masturbation, male anatomy and development, sexual behavior in adolescent men and accounts of personal experiences.
  • Masturbation and the penis 17 September 2009 12:24 UTC www.the-penis.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After all, a little common sense and the simple observation of humans and animals could have told them that masturbation is a universal and harmless practice which cannot possibly be more unhealthy than sexual intercourse.
  • Sexual Self Stimulation 23 September 2009 0:00 UTC www2.hu-berlin.de [Source type: Original source]

^ I think parents male masturbation video and then ejaculate more in other male mutual masturbation sexual problems.
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.When used as an alternative to penile-vaginal penetration, the goal may be to preserve virginity or to prevent pregnancy.^ Do you think it may be because the amount he used to masturbate, or is it my performance that's preventing it?
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm not really concerned with my virginity, but more with the pain that may result due to an intact hymen during my first time having vaginal intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Internal masturbation might get you more used to the feeling of vaginal penetration.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some people choose it as an alternative to casual sex because it results in sexual satisfaction without actual sex.^ Is there any way to get Astroglide or K-Y Liquid without actually buying it or asking my dad because both are really embarrassing.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some people have mirrors mounted over their beds because it not only enhances for them the experience of sexual intercourse, but also mirrorbating.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some people stay virgins because they are afraid of AIDS and other diseases.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.For some people, masturbating with friends helps lift the stigma they feel surrounding the act.^ It is OK, but I advise people your age to avoid using visual aids every time they masturbate.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My point is there are a lot of people you know, even most of them, who masturbate but never talk about it so don't feel like you are alone in this.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some people think it is OK to act out a kinky fetish, even a weird one, with a willing partner.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.This helps them develop their orgasm, increase its pleasure, and inspires them to masturbate on a more frequent basis.^ On a binge I can easily masturbate for 6 or more hours before orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Females who masturbate with their hands are more able to have orgasms during sex than other females.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is just a tendency that you can do more to prevent prostate cancer by masturbating frequently (which the vast majority of my readers do anyway) than by not masturbating frequently.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[20]

Frequency, age, and sex

.Frequency of masturbation is determined by many factors, e.g., one's resistance to sexual tension, hormone levels influencing sexual arousal, sexual habits, peer influences, health and one's attitude to masturbation formed by culture; E. Heiby and J. Becker examined the latter.^ How many masturbations a month can keep one's health fit?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But many guys feel guilty or embarrassed about masturbating from time to time on some level, and that's OK too.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Masturbating with a Fleshlight is a form of TMS and it is one of the worst things ever invented for the penis.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[21] Medical causes have also been associated with masturbation.[22][23][24]
.Different studies have found that masturbation is frequent in humans.^ I frequently masturbate and in the last two weeks, even though I masturbated the night before, I've had two wet dreams in different nights.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Graham Giles has studied the matter and found that males who masturbated most frequently when they were younger had the least incidence of prostate cancer later.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Studies have found that males who masturbate the most in their teens and 20s have the lowest incidence of prostate cancer later.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Alfred Kinsey's 1950's studies on US population have shown that 92% of men and 62% of women have masturbated during their lifespan.^ I understand why men must masturbate, but why must women masturbate?
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^ It's easier for women who masturbate to have orgasms during intercourse that women who don't masturbate, but I don't know of any research that says it's easier for women who masturbate internally as opposed to externally.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What has been identified as a problem in men and possibly also in women is masturbating prone.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[16] .Similar results have been found in a 2007 British national probability survey.^ I think the mixed gender survey results are misleading at best, and probably altogether worthless.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.It was found that, between individuals aged 16 to 44, 95% of men and 71% of women masturbated at some point in their lives.^ I have been masturbating 7 times a week from the age of 16.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A lot of women your age can only masturbate one way.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some women never do and go on to lead fulfilling sex lives.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.73% of men and 37% of women reported masturbating in the four weeks before their interview, while 53% of men and 18% of women reported masturbating in the previous seven days.^ I'm 18 and I masturbate about once a day.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Women just need to get used to the idea that men are visual creatures, and that we have a deep seated biological need to ejaculate at least every three days.
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^ In a 2005 study, 25 percent of all men (and only 4 percent of women) reported having visited a pornographic website in the previous 30 days.
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[25]
.In 2009, the U.K. Government joined Holland and other European nations in encouraging teens to masturbate at least daily.^ She and I had sex at least daily, so I understand why I never felt the need to masturbate, but I'm no longer with her, and I still have no desire to masturbate.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I usually only encourage it for females who are anorgasmic by any other method of masturbating.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You have overcome prone masturbation when you have given it up for at least a month and are able to masturbate with your hands daily.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

An orgasm was defined as a right in its health pamphlet. This was done in response to data and experience from the other EU member states to reduce teen pregnancy and STIs (STDs), and to promote healthy habits.[26]
.In the book Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America, by Strong, Devault and Sayad, the authors point out, "A baby boy may laugh in his crib while playing with his erect penis (although he does not ejaculate).^ Does this affect sexual activities or ejaculation?
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sperm live in this fluid (slang - cum, jizz, spooge) Ejaculation Literally means "suddenly" and refers to semen coming out of the erect penis.
  • Masturbation - Sexuality and Life Skills - Teenage Boys 11 September 2009 6:51 UTC boysunderattack.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I don't know if I'm still a virgin because I stuck my penis into my girlfriend's vagina but took it out before I ejaculated.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

Baby girls sometimes move their bodies rhythmically, almost violently, appearing to experience orgasm." Italian gynecologists Giorgio Giorgi and Marco Siccardi observed via ultrasound a female fetus masturbate to orgasm.[27]
.It appears that females are less likely to masturbate while in an active heterosexual relationship than men.^ It is more likely in females than males.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Men in vegetative conditions don't masturbate either, but rare exceptions like this don't falsify the generality that it is normal, even necessary, for men to masturbate.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Strangely enough, boys are more likely than girls to be accused of masturbating.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Popular belief asserts that individuals of either sex who are not in sexually active relationships tend to masturbate more frequently than those who are; however, much of the time this is not true as masturbation alone or with a partner is often a feature of a relationship.^ Females who masturbate with their hands are more able to have orgasms during sex than other females.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A male who is sexually active is more likely to masturbate than one who isn't.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Yes, or even more often than that.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Contrary to conventional wisdom, several studies actually reveal a positive correlation between the frequency of masturbation and the frequency of intercourse.^ Graham Giles has studied the matter and found that males who masturbated most frequently when they were younger had the least incidence of prostate cancer later.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A lot of women find they want to masturbate or engage in intercourse more frequently at your age.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As I repeatedly and frequently say on this web site, people who masturbate most conventionally have the greatest chance of success in intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.One study reported a significantly higher rate of masturbation in gay men and women who were in a relationship.^ Of the 10% of women in this study who never orgasmed, most of them had also never masturbated.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For heterosexual men, masturbation is often secret, and a wife who discovers what her man is doing will fail to understand his need to masturbate, and assume in some way it reflects badly on her.
  • Masturbation and the penis 17 September 2009 12:24 UTC www.the-penis.com [Source type: Original source]

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[25][28][29][30]

Evolutionary utility

.Masturbation may increase fertility during intercourse.^ You can male mutual masturbation talk about 10 male masturbation Technique Suggestions 7 ejaculations per male masturbation minute during intercourse.
  • ONLI BEST MALE MASTURBATION, male masturbation pic, male masturbation, male anal masturbation. 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

^ I recently discovered that I masturbate in an atypical way and I could relate it directly to my delayed ejaculation during intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The techniques I recommend to make yourself longer masturbating will also work during intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.A 2009 Australian study found daily ejaculation to be an important factor in sperm health and motility.^ Other studies have found no similar pattern between ejaculating and testosterone levels.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[31]
.Female masturbation alters conditions in the vagina, cervix and uterus, in ways that can alter the chances of conception from intercourse, depending on the timing of the masturbation.^ It's your cervix, which connects the vagina to the uterus.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is masturbating with an artificial vagina dangerous in any way?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I haven't been masturbating for too long now, and when I do pleasure builds and then for few seconds I feel sort of like goosebumps all over my body, and my vagina contracts a few times.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.A woman's orgasm between one minute before and up to 45 minutes after insemination favors the chances of that sperm reaching her egg.^ I can have up to 4-5 orgasms in about 15 minutes.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One minute is a very long time for an orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Almost every day, I hear from a woman your age or older who cannot reach orgasm at all.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.If, for example, she has had intercourse with more than one male, such an orgasm can increase the likelihood of a pregnancy by one of them.^ Masturbation is healthier than sexual intercourse in more than one way.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is more likely in females than males.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I doubt the female orgasm is more intense than the male orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[32][33] .Female masturbation can also provide protection against cervical infections by increasing the acidity of the cervical mucus and by moving debris out of the cervix.^ Also, once I masturbated standing up, leaning against a wall, and I nearly passed out.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The reason I advise females against masturbating with running water is not because of water getting in, but because the force of it cannot be replicated in any other way.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Urethral masturbation, practiced by both males and females, is masturbating by inserting objects into the urethra (the opening where urine comes out).
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[33]
.In males, masturbation flushes out old sperm with low motility from the male's genital tract.^ When I found this site and learned that almost 100% of teen males 15 years old masturbate, it blew me away.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Masturbation flushes the body of the old sperm and semen and keeps the sperm and semen that remain in fresher, healthier condition.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The average 13 year old male masturbates 8.1 times a week, or a little more than once a day.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.The next ejaculate then contains more fresh sperm, which have higher chances of achieving conception during intercourse.^ What are the chances that I will have problems during intercourse?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is it normal to not ejaculate during intercourse?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I recently discovered that I masturbate in an atypical way and I could relate it directly to my delayed ejaculation during intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.If more than one male has intercourse with a female, the sperm with the highest motility will compete more effectively.^ I'm certain more males than females masturbate.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Also, do you think more females masturbate than males?
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ More males masturbate than will ever have girlfriends.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[34][35][36]

Health and psychological effects

Benefits

.It is held in many mental health circles that masturbation can relieve depression and lead to a higher sense of self-esteem.^ Though incest is wrong, they are at a young and vulnerable age, and any comments made to them, online or off, could have long time effects on their self-esteem and mental-health.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many men masturbate when they could be having sex because it allows them to relieve themselves without having to satisfy a partner.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[37] .Masturbation can also be particularly useful in relationships where one partner wants more sex than the other – in which case masturbation provides a balancing effect and thus a more harmonious relationship.^ Females who masturbate with their hands are more able to have orgasms during sex than other females.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sex and masturbation have been so intense that I want more.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some are more obvious than others.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[38]
.Mutual masturbation, the act by which two or more partners stimulate themselves in the presence of each other, allows a couple to reveal the "map to [their] pleasure centers". By watching a partner masturbate, one finds out the methods they use to please him- or herself, allowing each partner to learn exactly how the other enjoys being touched.^ How do I make masturbating more interesting?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What are they called and where can I find one?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sometimes when I use the stop and go method of masturbation I have one.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Intercourse, by itself, is often inconvenient or impractical at times to provide sufficient sexual release for many people.^ Most females don't have orgasms the first time they're sexual with other people.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Foreplay is sexual activity such as touching and fondling that people engage in before intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ People don't grow out of masturbating (although many replace most of it with intercourse), and there is nothing wrong with you that you haven't.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Mutual masturbation allows couples to enjoy each other and obtain sexual release as often as they need but without the inconveniences and risks associated with sex.^ Females release fluids when they masturbate too.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I've masturbated fairly reguarly since I was twelve years old, and I often have sexually oriented dreams which do not produce an orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My boyfriend masturbates and has had sex since he was 12 a couple of times.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[38]
.In 2003, an Australian research team led by Graham Giles of The Cancer Council Australia[39] found that males masturbating frequently had a lower probability to develop prostate cancer.^ Graham Giles has studied the matter and found that males who masturbated most frequently when they were younger had the least incidence of prostate cancer later.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ According to a team of doctors led by Dr. Graham Giles, males who masturbate most frequently when they are young have the least incidence of prostate cancer later.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Can masturbation reduce the risk of prostate cancer?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Men who averaged five or more ejaculations weekly in their 20s had significantly lower risk.^ Kind of like how a person who never throws out old milk is apt to have more milk but a person who cleans the refrigerator is apt to have fresher and better milk on average.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is a small group of men with premature ejaculation who come in less than a minute.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I tell males who ask that quitting ejaculation for a month or more to try to have a wet dream is a waste of time.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.However they could not show a direct causation.^ If you have health insurance, there's a chance they would cover such surgery if you could show the breasts are causing you a disability.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.The study also indicated that increased ejaculation through masturbation rather than intercourse would be more helpful as intercourse is associated with diseases (STDs) that may increase the risk of cancer instead.^ Premature ejaculation is a disorder of intercourse, not masturbation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A male can much more readily learn to control his ejaculation in masturbation than in intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ More males masturbate than will ever have girlfriends.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

However, this benefit may be age related. .A 2008 study concluded that frequent ejaculation between the ages of 20 and 40, may be correlated with higher risk of developing prostate cancer.^ Can masturbation reduce the risk of prostate cancer?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Will ejaculating more frequently prevent prostate cancer?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is just a tendency that you can do more to prevent prostate cancer by masturbating frequently (which the vast majority of my readers do anyway) than by not masturbating frequently.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.On the other hand, frequent ejaculation in one's 50s was found to be correlated with a lower such risk in this same study.^ Masturbation and penis size are both large-scale obsessions, so if one of them affected the other, we would have found out by now.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I used to masturbate using one hand for stroking while my other palm rubbed the glans.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I was masturbating one evening and I had the idea to use my other hand instead of the one I normally use, and it felt a lot better.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[40]
.A study published in 1997 found an inverse association between death from coronary heart disease and frequency of orgasm even given the risk that myocardial ischaemia and myocardial infarction can be triggered by sexual activity.^ Graham Giles has studied the matter and found that males who masturbated most frequently when they were younger had the least incidence of prostate cancer later.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ On the other hand, women can be considered sexually successful even if they only become aroused 50 percent of the time and never have an orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They said it would take 6 weeks to get back to normal sexual activity but after 2 days I found that I had to masturbate.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.The association between frequency of orgasm and all cause mortality was also examined using the midpoint of each response category recorded as number of orgasms per year.^ I use lube frequently and if I use my hand tightly, I reach orgasm quickly.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Over the years I started using various vibrating objects and I couldn't orgasm with my hands anymore.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Also, a lot of females can't reach orgasm at all without using sex toys, but all males can reach orgasm just by using their hands.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.The age adjusted odds ratio for an increase of 100 orgasms per year was 0.64 (0.44 to 0.95).^ The guys your age who get by on wet dreams have 30 or so orgasms a year (that they aren't even awake for) but you have 365 or more.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.That is, a difference in mortality appeared between any two subjects when one subject ejaculated at around two times per week more than the other.^ Some are more obvious than others.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What is the difference between orgasm and ejaculation?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I masturbate around 8 times a week.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Assuming a broad range average of between 3 to 5 ejaculations per week for healthy males, this would mean 5 to 7 ejaculations per week.^ Your site says males have to ejaculate every two weeks to avoid damage to their prostate gland.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ According to a survey of more than 10,000 males by the web site HealthyStrokes.com in the second half of 2007, which included 681 current 17 year olds, the average 17-year-old male masturbates 7.4 times per week.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You can male mutual masturbation talk about 10 male masturbation Technique Suggestions 7 ejaculations per male masturbation minute during intercourse.
  • ONLI BEST MALE MASTURBATION, male masturbation pic, male masturbation, male anal masturbation. 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

.This is consistent with a 2003 Australia article on the benefits against prostate cancer.^ The theory that masturbation protects against prostate cancer is not an absolute.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You male masturbation might not doing it could male masturbation achieve orgasm is better ways to less by male masturbation posted likely to warn against male masturbation prostate cancer.
  • ONLI BEST MALE MASTURBATION, male masturbation pic, male masturbation, male anal masturbation. 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

^ A study released in 2003 found that males who masturbated most often in their 20s had the least incidence of prostate cancer in their 50s and 60s.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

The strength of these correlations increased with increasing frequency of ejaculation.[41]
.A 2008 study at Tabriz Medical University found ejaculation reduces swollen nasal blood vessels, freeing the airway for normal breathing.^ One day around the age of 14 after doing my normal procedure, I found I I had ejaculated by doing it.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Other studies have found no similar pattern between ejaculating and testosterone levels.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I read that decongestants work by constricting blood vessels to reduce bloodflow to your nasal passages.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.The mechanism is through stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system and is long lasting.^ Can anal sex and stimulation cause any long-lasting ill effects?
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.The study author suggests "It can be done [from] time-to-time to alleviate the congestion and the patient can adjust the number of intercourses or masturbations depending on the severity of the symptoms."^ The author of that study recommends masturbating six times a week.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Next time you will be without intercourse for that long, be sure to masturbate.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I masturbate 1 to 3 times a day depending on how turned on I'm feeling that day.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[42]
.Masturbation is also seen as a sexual technique that protects individuals from the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.^ Condoms are fairly redundant when the pill is used correctly (assuming you're not worried about sexually transmitted diseases).
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Both from the standpoint of avoiding unwanted pregnancy and that of avoiding sexually transmitted diseases, masturbation is the safest of sexual practices.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The big ones: Pregnancy Sexually transmitted diseases Emotional damage to the partners when the relationship ends Getting caught by parents, etc.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Support for such a view, and for making it part of the American sex education curriculum, led to the dismissal of US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders during the Clinton administration.^ If my girlfriend and I did mutual oral sex (69), would that make us non-virgins?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In general, it tends to make sex last longer.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In response to your general question about what makes females want to have sex, my personal experience is that I am most turned on when I know my boyfriend is also really horny.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

E.U. Nations include masturbation in their sex education and promote the practice. (see above)
.Sexual climax, from masturbation or otherwise, leaves one in a relaxed and contented state.^ A male who is sexually active is more likely to masturbate than one who isn't.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My research and Astroglide, where male masturbation masturbation is stated earlier, and Associated Factors male masturbation in a sexual output greatly appreciated!
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^ Sexual intercourse won't leave the same pattern but might leave a different one that is less symmetrical (more pressure on the underside of the penis and less on the top).
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.This is frequently followed closely by drowsiness and sleep – particularly when one masturbates in bed.^ From your site, I've learned wet dreams don't normally happen if you masturbate frequently, so why did I have one?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It one reason why uncircumcised males tend to masturbate more frequently.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I also chose the bed (whenever I had a choice) based on which one had the most privacy to masturbate.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some professionals consider masturbation to function as a cardiovascular workout.^ Here are some questions to consider if you think you might be masturbating compulsively: Is masturbation your favorite kind of sex?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For now, this is a picture-free site, but I am considering adding some medical-textbook-type illustrations of masturbation similar to the ones recently added about anatomy.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You are right, but you should consider that some people don't want to talk about masturbating or even admit to themselves that you do, and just asking them could alienate them from you.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[43] .Though research is still as yet scant, those suffering from cardiovascular disorders (particularly those recovering from myocardial infarction, or heart attacks) should resume physical activity (including sexual intercourse and masturbation) gradually and with the frequency and rigor which their physical status will allow.^ Premature ejaculation is a disorder of intercourse, not masturbation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What should be the frequency of masturbating at my age?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Masturbation can be a very satisfying substitute for sexual intercourse which relieves tension, exercises the body, stimulates the imagination, and keeps the sexual capacities alive.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This limitation can serve as encouragement to follow through with physical therapy sessions to help improve endurance.

Blood pressure

.Both sex and masturbation lower blood pressure.^ I have only had sex once before and I never masturbate, so I think that it is because my hymen has broken, but the amount of blood lost concerns me.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I've had sex twice, and both times I've gotten a pain in my lower abdomen.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am currently engaged, have had four sex partners total, and I enjoy having sex and masturbating and believe both to be perfectly normal.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.A small study has shown that in one test group, recent full intercourse resulted in the lowest average blood pressure in stressful situations.^ In younger males, a full bladder almost always results in an erect penis, but this kind of erection feels different from one brought on by sexual arousal.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The amount of blood is generally small, less than one loses when menstruating.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, it is strictly speaking manual intercourse, one of the four main types of intercourse, and a small number of people regard someone as not being a virgin if they have engaged in it.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Masturbation then led to lower blood pressure than did no recent sexual activity.^ I didn't feel extremely sensitive like you said most women do but I did have a hard time trying to masturbate again (no energy).
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ People typically exercise longer than they masturbate, so a half hour jog would burn 240-300 calories while seven minutes spent in sexual activity would burn fewer than 50.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Follow-up: The thing is, I haven't even been masturbating recently, and to the best of my knowledge, I haven't been using too much force in any other activity.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[44]

Pregnancy

.Masturbation involving both a man and a woman (see mutual masturbation) can result in pregnancy only if semen contacts the vulva.^ Is it possible for a man to tell if a woman has been masturbating?
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And also I see his twin looking at me sometimes but I don't like both of them; I only like the one I have been telling you about.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I've corresponded with a guy who continued to date a woman he wasn't interested in, only because she talked to him on their first date about masturbating.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Masturbation with a partner can also theoretically result in transmission of sexually transmitted diseases by contact with bodily fluids.^ If you have been sexually active, it could be the result of a sexually transmitted disease.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Condoms are fairly redundant when the pill is used correctly (assuming you're not worried about sexually transmitted diseases).
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I've never heard of salmonella being sexually transmitted, but if you have it, you might be able to transmit it through oral contact, like kissing.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Male masturbation may be used as a method to obtain semen for third party reproductive procedures such as artificial insemination and IVF which may involve the use of either partner or donor sperm.^ For this reason, I discourage males from using them for masturbating too.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If I masturbate in bed, what can I use to catch the semen?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some males have claimed to use your method.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.At a sperm bank or fertility clinic, a special room or cabin may be set aside so that semen may be produced by male masturbation for use in fertility treatments such as artificial insemination.^ If I masturbate in bed, what can I use to catch the semen?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For this reason, I discourage males from using them for masturbating too.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is more likely that circumcised males will need to use a lubricant while masturbating and run the risk of chafing, calluses or tears on their penises if they don't.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

Such a facility is known as a masturbatorium (US) or men's production room (UK). A bed or couch is usually provided for the man, and pornographic films or other material may be made available.

Problems for males

.A man whose penis has suffered a blunt trauma, severe bend or other injury during intercourse or masturbation may, rarely, sustain a penile fracture[45][46][47] or suffer from Peyronie's disease.^ Females who masturbate with their hands are more able to have orgasms during sex than other females.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I recently discovered that I masturbate in an atypical way and I could relate it directly to my delayed ejaculation during intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A man who masturbates prone is basically lying on his penis and putting all of the pressure both from his body and from the force of masturbating onto it.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[48] .Phimosis is "a contracted foreskin (that) may cause trouble by hurting when an attempt is made to pull the foreskin back".[49] In these cases, any energetic manipulation of the penis can be problematic.^ I have developed a callus on my foreskin that hurts when I try to pull it back.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Also, when I pull my foreskin back there is a piece of skin that stretches over from the bottom of my head to the opening in my penis, that is where the uncomfortable tightness during a pulled-back erection is coming from, I believe.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After not masturbating for ~3-4 days, I can remain erect inside my girlfriend but never for very long, and the foreskin sometimes hurts when it's pulled back mid-thrust.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

Compulsive masturbation

.There is no scientific evidence of any causative relationship between masturbation and any form of mental disorder.^ There is no reason to focus on her not masturbating.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Are there any permanent mental damages from masturbation?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no reason to discuss masturbation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Excessive or compulsive sexual behavior is generally understood to be a symptom rather than a cause.^ Female sexuality has generally been considered more valuable (and therefore more worthy of conserving) than male sexuality.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That is within the normal range of behavior for your age, but I would be more likely to regard you as mostly straight rather than as exclusively straight.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The first symptom is apt to be a lump on the testis rather than pain.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[50][51]
.Compulsive masturbation, as well as other compulsive behaviors, can be signs of an emotional problem.^ A friend of mine says that if you work out and masturbate, it causes penis-shrinkage or some other problem.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At the same time, masturbating only once a day could be compulsive if the activity causes the problems described above.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Since you can get orgasms other ways, why not work on developing those, and avoiding the potential problems from prone masturbation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

As such, that may need to be addressed by a mental health specialist. .[52] As with any "nervous habit", it is more helpful to consider the causes of that compulsive behavior, rather than try to repress the masturbation.^ More males masturbate than will ever have girlfriends.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is this more oral sex than masturbation?
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Can compulsive masturbation cause loss of memory?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[53][54]
.There is some discussion between professionals and other interested parties as to the existence of, and validity of the concept of, sexual addiction.^ There is no reason, then, for the site to not discuss what constitutes sexual relations between males.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is nothing wrong with it, but it would be better if you could develop some other things that turn you on.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I also discuss on this site definitions of virginity and what constitutes sexual intercourse between males and females.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Compulsive masturbation is regarded as one of the symptoms of sexual addiction by the proponents of that concept.^ A male who is sexually active is more likely to masturbate than one who isn't.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The women who are most sexually responsive in intercourse are the ones who make the most use of their hands in masturbation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It isn't an addiction, but there's such a thing as compulsive masturbation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[55][56]

In history and society

Masturbation was depicted in 19th century Shunga prints, such as this piece by Kunisada.
A satyr masturbating. Greek krater from 6th century BC
.There are depictions of male masturbation in prehistoric rock paintings around the world.^ There is a whole industry built around teaching women to masturbate, which then serves to make them more orgasmic in intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Last year there was a rumor going around school that masturbating makes your penis bigger.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many authorities on male sexuality assert that every male masturbates, and some say there are no exceptions.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Most early people seem to have connected human sexuality with abundance in nature.^ Most females don't have orgasms the first time they're sexual with other people.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada It is a balancing act for every male: Every teenage boy has fantasies and lusts and will explore the connection between these, their sexual nature and masturbation.
  • Masturbation - Sexuality and Life Skills - Teenage Boys 11 September 2009 6:51 UTC boysunderattack.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For most people, sexual fantasy is the key to orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

A clay figurine of the 4th millennium BC from a temple site on the island of Malta, depicts a woman masturbating.[57] .However, in the ancient world depictions of male masturbation are far more common.^ More males masturbate than will ever have girlfriends.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Uncircumcised males tend to masturbate more.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are depictions of male masturbation in prehistoric rock paintings around the world, though these are all entirely matters of interpretation.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.From the earliest records, ancient Sumer had a relaxed attitude toward sex, and masturbation was a popular technique for enhancing potency, either alone or with a partner.^ What is the earliest record that has been found relating to masturbation?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The technique is the same as when you masturbate alone.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Quitting masturbation will be quite a challenge, at least until you have a regular sex partner.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[58][59]
.Male masturbation became an even more important image in ancient Egypt: when performed by a god it could be considered a creative or magical act: the god Atum was believed to have created the universe by masturbating to ejaculation, and the ebb and flow of the Nile was attributed to the frequency of his ejaculations.^ More males masturbate than will ever have girlfriends.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Uncircumcised males tend to masturbate more.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am sick of them, and I don't understand why I still have wet dreams even though I masturbate frequently.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Egyptian pharaohs, in response to this, were at one time required to masturbate ceremonially into the Nile.^ One time my mom came into my room when I was doing it and I covered myself with a blanket and said that I had a stomachache.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have been masturbating for almost a year, and after my last session, I found that that the bottom half of one of my labia swelled up to four times its normal size.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One time I was masturbating for a long time (30-45 minutes) and I had to give up.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[60]
.The ancient Greeks had a more relaxed attitude toward masturbation than the Egyptians did, regarding the act as a normal and healthy substitute for other forms of sexual pleasure.^ Masturbating is normal and healthy and lots of fun.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I normally masturbate every other day.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Masturbation is normal and healthy and fun.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.They considered it a safety valve against destructive sexual frustration.^ On the other hand, women can be considered sexually successful even if they only become aroused 50 percent of the time and never have an orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One of the most basic is that men are often considered sexual failures unless they can get erect 100 percent of the time and achieve orgasm 100 percent of the time.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Greeks also dealt with female masturbation in both their art and writings.^ I am a female and I masturbate about once a week but I'm worried because I can fit both my hands into my vagina.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The official answer is "no," but masturbation in both males and females leaves telltale patterns on the skin.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Urethral masturbation, practiced by both males and females, is masturbating by inserting objects into the urethra (the opening where urine comes out).
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

One common term used for it was anaphlan, which roughly translates as "up-fire".
.Diogenes, speaking in jest, credited the god Hermes with its invention: he allegedly took pity on his son Pan, who was pining for Echo but unable to seduce her, and taught him the trick of masturbation in order to relieve his suffering.^ I was thinking about masturbating in front of him and one of his brothers who is 14.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He said that giving up masturbating took him seven years , and was the hardest part of becoming a monk.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I've corresponded with a guy who continued to date a woman he wasn't interested in, only because she talked to him on their first date about masturbating.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

Pan in his turn taught the habit to young shepherds.[61]
As late as the seventeenth century in Europe the practice was commonly employed by nannies to put their young male charges to sleep.[62] That tolerance was soon to change. .The first use of the word "onanism" to consistently and specifically refer to masturbation appears to be Onania, an anonymous pamphlet first distributed in London in 1716. It drew on familiar themes of sin and vice, this time in particular against the "heinous sin" of "self-pollution". After dire warnings that those who so indulged would suffer impotence, gonorrhea, epilepsy and a wasting of the faculties (included were letters and testimonials supposedly from young men ill and dying from the effects of compulsive masturbation) the pamphlet then goes on to recommend as an effective remedy a "Strengthening Tincture" at 10 shillings a bottle and a "Prolific Powder" at 12 shillings a bag, available from a local shop.^ Do you think that I was suffering from compulsive masturbation?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I masturbated for the first time and I used a Q-Tip.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I would recommend masturbating less often.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.
A patented device designed to prevent masturbation by inflicting electric shocks upon the perpetrator, by ringing an alarm bell, and through spikes at the inner edge of the tube into which the penis is inserted.
^ Personally, I don't think that anything besides your fingers or an object designed for the purpose of being inserted inside you should be inserted inside you when you're masturbating.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Urethral masturbation, practiced by both males and females, is masturbating by inserting objects into the urethra (the opening where urine comes out).
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have been masturbating for a very long time, but only by stimulating my clitoris; never by inserting anything into my vagina.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

The entire patent document: Page 1, 2, 3, 4.
One of the many horrified by the descriptions of malady in Onania was the notable Swiss physician Samuel-Auguste Tissot. .In 1760, he published L'Onanisme, his own comprehensive medical treatise on the purported ill-effects of masturbation.^ The most important literature about monosexuality is historical and doesn`t deal with the delights of masturbation, but is about the sad history of the belief that the effects of onanism can be disastrous.
  • Is Masturbation Wrong?- ExChristian.Net - Articles 23 September 2009 0:00 UTC exchristian.net [Source type: Original source]

Citing case studies of young male masturbators amongst his patients in Lausanne, Switzerland as basis for his reasoning, Tissot argued that semen was an "essential oil" and "stimulus" that, when lost from the body in great amounts, would cause "a perceptible reduction of strength, of memory and even of reason; blurred vision, all the nervous disorders, all types of gout and rheumatism, weakening of the organs of generation, blood in the urine, disturbance of the appetite, headaches and a great number of other disorders."
.Though Tissot's ideas are now considered conjectural at best, his treatise was presented as a scholarly, scientific work in a time when experimental physiology was practically nonexistent.^ He was my best friend, and now I feel lost and confused all the time.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have been reading your site and have seen girls as young as 13 say they have been masturbating for YEARS, while I, who am older have not even considered the idea until now.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I had been masturbating prone most of the time up until now, and I'm working to fix it.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.The authority with which the work was subsequently treated – Tissot's arguments were even acknowledged and echoed by luminaries such as Kant and Voltaire – arguably turned the perception of masturbation in Western medicine over the next two centuries into that of a debilitating illness.^ We can make extremely dirty jokes, talk about periods and masturbation, and he even knows that I use erotica to get turned on.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.This continued well into the Victorian Era, where such medical censure of masturbation was in line with the widespread social conservatism and opposition to open sexual behavior common at the time.^ Men who masturbate conventionally have the easiest time adjusting to sexual intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have been sexually active since I was 13 and my sister who is 9 knows that I masturbate and has peeked in on me several times.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If the body creates sperm faster then it does the other sexual fluids, then if you masturbate multiple times in a day, is your semen denser with sperm?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[63][64] .There were recommendations to have boys' pants constructed so that the genitals could not be touched through the pockets, for schoolchildren to be seated at special desks to prevent their crossing their legs in class and for girls to be forbidden from riding horses and bicycles because the sensations these activities produce were considered too similar to masturbation.^ When a girl rides a bike, can she get turned on when the hard seat is touching her clitoris?
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The anorectic activity seen with these compounds There are no extra charges for this service.
  • Movie Trailer Trash: The Da Vinci Code, Teaser 2 17 September 2009 12:24 UTC www.movietrailertrash.com [Source type: General]

^ There is a girl in my class I really like and I get an erection everytime I'm around her.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Boys and young men who nevertheless continued to indulge in the practice were branded as "weak-minded."^ Anyway, for other young men this statement is untrue especially for really devout Mormons who are explicitly forbidden to masturbate.
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[65] Many "remedies" were devised, including eating a bland, meatless diet. This approach was promoted by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (inventor of corn flakes) and Rev. Sylvester Graham (inventor of Graham crackers). .The medical literature of the times describes procedures for electric shock treatment, infibulation, restraining devices like chastity belts and straitjackets, cauterization or – as a last resort – wholesale surgical excision of the genitals.^ What: WKwhwLHqKtu Date: pnEQtBoH Time: xvKwVlVXxWBd Announcement: Privet, bdsm slave anxiety , zkow, stories bdsm , wmsez, bdsm chastity belt stories , :), bdsm excercised , =(, bdsm mummification , 749, .
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.Routine neonatal circumcision was widely adopted in the United States and the UK at least partly because of its believed preventive effect against masturbation (see also History of male circumcision).^ So if the chapter is against male masturbation, is it also against menstruation?
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^ I usually masturbate by TMS. Because of this, I don't see the ejaculation.
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^ However, Dr. Graham Giles recommends that younger males masturbate at least six times a week to prevent prostate cancer later, so following that advice would mean that your current frequency is not healthy.
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.In later decades, the more drastic of these measures were increasingly replaced with psychological techniques, such as warnings that masturbation led to blindness, hairy hands or stunted growth.^ Masturbation can't stunt your growth.
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^ I realize now that his masturbating technique is the reason he can never reach orgasm when I perform oral sex on him or try to please him with my own hand.
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^ This is a more awkward position, so these females are more likely to use an object instead of repeatedly assuming that position with their hands.
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.Some of these persist as myths even today.^ Some of these girls have even played tricks on me or mooched off me.
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Image of a chastity belt from a patent document. For entire document, see: Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
.At the same time, the supposed medical condition of hysteria—from the Greek hystera or uterus—was being treated by what would now be described as medically administered or medically prescribed masturbation for women.^ Now would be a good time to go.
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^ I didn't feel extremely sensitive like you said most women do but I did have a hard time trying to masturbate again (no energy).
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^ Masturbation and penis size are both large-scale obsessions, so if one of them affected the other, we would have found out by now.
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.Techniques included use of the earliest vibrators and rubbing the genitals with placebo creams.^ I've tried all the techniques except for using a vibrator/dildo.
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^ Lubrication is a substance used to prevent irritation of the genitals while engaging in sexual activity, including masturbation.
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^ Lube is a substance used to prevent chafing of the genitals during sexual activity, including masturbation.
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[66]
.Medical attitudes toward masturbation began to change at the beginning of the 20th century when H. Havelock Ellis, in his seminal 1897 work Studies in the Psychology of Sex, questioned Tissot's premises, cheerfully named famous men of the era who masturbated and then set out to disprove (with the work of more recent physicians) each of the claimed diseases of which masturbation was purportedly the cause.^ I recently started to work out and I also masturbate 1-2 times a day.
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^ Famous and/or intelligent men probably masturbate more than average.
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^ It might help to continue to work on a positive attitude toward masturbation.
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."We reach the conclusion", he wrote, "that in the case of moderate masturbation in healthy, well-born individuals, no seriously pernicious results necessarily follow."^ If he masturbates while I'm there he can reach orgasm as well.
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^ Since sleep masturbation usually doesn't result in orgasm, it is not surprising that you found no evidence.
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^ Is this TMS? (age 19) No, but it is an atypical form of masturbation that won't serve you well.
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.Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of The Scout Association, incorporated a passage in the 1914 edition of Scouting for Boys warning against the dangers of masturbation.^ The danger is from masturbating by thrusting into or against something.
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.This passage stated that the individual should run away from the temptation by performing physical activity which was supposed to tire the individual so that masturbation could not be performed.^ Should I just throw away the notion and resume my masturbating?
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^ Am I supposed to feel tired and relieved after I've masturbated?
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^ At the same time, masturbating only once a day could be compulsive if the activity causes the problems described above.
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By 1930, however, Dr. F. W. W. Griffin, editor of The Scouter, had written in a book for Rover Scouts that the temptation to masturbate was "a quite natural stage of development" and, citing Ellis' work, held that "the effort to achieve complete abstinence was a very serious error."
.The works of Sexologist Alfred Kinsey during the 1940s and 1950s insisted that masturbation was an instinctive behavior for both males and females, citing the results of Gallup Poll surveys indicating how common it was in the United States.^ I tell both males and females to masturbate and have a good time doing it.
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^ That is a common feeling in both males and females.
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^ It is a common fantasy item for both females and males.
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Some critics of this theory held that his research was biased and that the Gallup Poll method was redundant for defining "natural behavior".
In 1994, when the Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, mentioned as an aside that it should be mentioned in school curricula that masturbation was safe and healthy, she was forced to resign,[67] with opponents asserting that she was promoting the teaching of how to masturbate. .Many believe this was the result of her long history of promoting controversial viewpoints and not due solely to her public mention of masturbation.^ Masturbation's long history of ignomy stems from it being a non-procreative activity.
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^ There is also a long history of masturbation being condemned by other people.
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^ A lot of men who have premature ejaculation got it as a result of masturbating furtively, but that does not mean that all men who masturbate quickly will develop PE, or that it will be a long-term problem for them.
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Religious views

A temple relief at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, India features a couple in a sexual embrace with a man and a woman masturbating to either side.
See also Religion and sexuality for broader coverage
.Religions vary broadly in their views of masturbation, from considering it completely impermissible[68] to encouraging and refining it (see, for example Neotantra and Taoist sexual practices).^ You illustrate that is valuable to discuss masturbation and sexuality with others in your age cohort to learn what people think about sexual practices.
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^ Young people usually think it's cool to talk about sexual intercourse but are completely tongue-tied when masturbation is mentioned.
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^ Sometime when you're getting sexually active, I suggest you say, "I would find it completely arousing if you would masturbate in front of me."
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Philosophical arguments

Immanuel Kant regarded masturbation as a violation of the moral law. .In the Metaphysics of Morals (1797) he made the a posteriori argument that 'such an unnatural use of one's sexual attributes' strikes 'everyone upon his thinking of it' as 'a violation of one's duty to himself', and suggested that it was regarded as immoral even to give it its proper name (unlike the case of the similarly undutiful act of suicide).^ Since you are used to orgasms by hand, it might help if your partner tried to give you one that way.
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^ How can I get even one Christian guy I am interested in to be sexually interested enough in me to want to date me?
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^ I don't think everyone else being sexually active is a good reason for you to be, but at least you know that your friends would not hold a moral grudge against you if you engaged in premarital sex.
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He went on, however, to acknowledge that 'it is not so easy to produce a rational demonstration of the inadmissibility of that unnatural use', but ultimately concluded that its immorality lay in the fact that 'a man gives up his personality … when he uses himself merely as a means for the gratification of an animal drive'.
.Subsequent critics of masturbation tended to argue against it on more physiological grounds, however.^ Uncircumcised males tend to masturbate more.
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^ However, if you relax for a few minutes afterward, you are apt to be no more tired when you get up than you were before you masturbated.
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^ It one reason why uncircumcised males tend to masturbate more frequently.
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Law

The legal status of masturbation throughout history has varied from virtually unlimited acceptance to complete illegality. .In a 17th century law code for the Puritan colony of New Haven, Connecticut "blasphemers, homosexuals and masturbators" were eligible for the death penalty.^ It's easiest to masturbate a new way when you haven't had an orgasm for a while.
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[69]

Cultural views and practices

Masturbate-a-thon

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.Masturbation is accepted as a healthy practice and safe method for sharing pleasure without some of the dangers that can accompany intercourse.^ Your method of masturbating is healthy.
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^ I have not masturbated in quite a while, mostly because I felt guilty afterward and I wanted to practice some abstinance.
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^ You ought to learn to accept masturbation as normal, healthy, and fun.
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It is socially accepted and even celebrated in certain circles. Group masturbation events can be easily found online. Masturbation marathons are events that are occurring across the globe. .These events provide a supportive, encouraging environment where masturbation can be performed openly among young and old without embarrassment.^ I encourage young people and older people to masturbate.
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^ Make sure that these YOUNG girls know that masturbating is healthy but sex is not at their age.
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^ I have read on HealthyStrokes.com that lube can make masturbation better, but how do I get it without getting it from a store where I will get embarrassed.
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.Participants talk openly with onlookers while masturbating to share techniques and describe the pleasure and benefits.^ I talk with one of my female friends and before bed she likes to masturbate while I describe a sexual situation.
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[70][71] .Masturbate-a-thons are often charity events that are "intended to encourage people to explore safer sex, talk about masturbation and lift the taboos that still surround the subject."^ We talk about sex but never about masturbation.
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^ We were talking about sex and things, and we touched upon the topic of masturbation.
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^ I encourage young people and older people to masturbate.
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[72] .May is considered "Masturbation Month" by sex-positive organizations and activists, including Betty Dodson, Joani Blank, Susan Block, and Carol Queen.^ Here are some questions to consider if you think you might be masturbating compulsively: Is masturbation your favorite kind of sex?
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^ I have great orgasms when I'm rested, and masturbate regularly, but fatigue really seems to positively enhance my sex drive.
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^ After masturbating correctly and in various positions and places, my sex life has been greatly enhanced!
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Encouraged masturbation

.In the UK in 2009, a leaflet has been issued by the NHS in Sheffield carrying the slogan, "an orgasm a day keeps the doctor away". It also says: "Health promotion experts advocate five portions of fruit and veg a day and 30 minutes' physical activity three times a week.^ I masturbate about three times a day.
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^ I masturbate three times a week.
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^ I reached orgasm three times today.
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.What about sex or masturbation twice a week?"^ I am a boy and I masturbate about 5 times a week.
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^ We talk about sex but never about masturbation.
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^ I masturbate about 8-10 times a week.
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.This leaflet has been circulated to parents, teachers and youth workers and is meant to update sex education by telling older school students about the benefits of enjoyable sex.^ Many schools are reluctant to say anything at all about masturbation in sex education, so a lot of boys grow up thinking that wet dreams are the usual way that boys first experience ejaculation.
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^ The sperm cell in Woody Allen's movie Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex But Were Afraid to Ask couldn't tell.
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^ I think about having sex with them A LOT. Obviously that will never actually happen, but is it still wrong to think about that when they are so much older than me?
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.Its authors have said that for too long, experts have concentrated on the need for "safe sex" and committed relationships while ignoring the principal reason that many people have sex.^ For some reason I think that when people have hardcore sex in a porno that it's unappealing and disgusting.
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^ People my age I've talked to don't seem shocked when we were talking about a film 40 Days and 40 Nights and how I said it's impossible to talk sex together as in the film.
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^ I am more in favor of premarital sex when it happens in the context of a committed relationship than when it happens casually.
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The leaflet is entitled Pleasure. .Instead of promoting teenage sex, it could encourage young people to delay losing their virginity until they are certain they will enjoy the experience, said one of its authors.^ What is this as no one else has said they have one!
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^ I'm happy very good site free illegal verry young virgin sex pics > :-PP very young kids naked 952931 Vmrybbwj .

^ If two females have sex together, are they still considered virgins ...
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[73][74]
.The Spanish region of Extremadura launched a programme in 2009 to encourage in young people, aged between 14 and 17, "sexual self-exploration and the discovery of self-pleasure". The €14,000 campaign includes leaflets, flyers, a "fanzine", and workshops for the young in which they receive instruction on masturbation techniques along with advice on contraception and self-respect.^ I masturbated prone from age 6 to 14.
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^ I am not, however encouraging sexual contact between people under the age of consent.
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^ I encourage young people and older people to masturbate.
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.The initiative, whose slogan is, "Pleasure is in your own hands" has angered local right-wing politicians and challenged traditional Roman Catholic views.^ The best toys are your own hands.
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^ First among those is that you should be trying to learn with your own hands first.
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^ That is false; it is located right at the entrance of the vagina, and a hand held mirror is an excellent way to view the hymen.
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Officials from the neighbouring region of Andalucia have expressed an interest in copying the programme.[75]
.Among some cultures, such as the Hopi in Arizona, the Wogeno in Oceania, and the Dahomeans and Namu of Africa, masturbation is encouraged, including regular masturbation between males.^ Nearly half of males have tried to quit masturbating at some point.
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^ It is more sensitive, to be sure, and some surveys have shown that uncircumcised males masturbate more, but I'm not convinced they enjoy orgasms more.
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^ I am a 22 year old male who has a lot of regular sex, and I masturbate very regularly too.
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In certain Melanesian communities this is expected between older and younger boys. One interesting twist is the Sambia tribe of New Guinea. .This tribe has rituals and rites of passage surrounding manhood which lasts several years and involves ejaculation through fellatio often several times a day.^ I have also been involved in sports for the last 10 days.
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^ I have done it about 3 times a day for the past 3 years.
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^ If you want to practice taking your time, it might be easier if you haven't ejaculated for a few days.
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.Semen is valued and masturbation is seen as a waste of semen and is therefore frowned upon even though frequent ejaculation is encouraged.^ When I masturbate to ejaculation, I get think chunks of semen.
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^ I am sick of them, and I don't understand why I still have wet dreams even though I masturbate frequently.
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^ I frequently masturbate and in the last two weeks, even though I masturbated the night before, I've had two wet dreams in different nights.
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.The capacity and need to ejaculate is developed or nurtured for years from an early age but through fellatio so that it can be consumed rather than wasted.^ Will I be OK? (age 12) It would be a lot easier to explain how your foreskin got sore from masturbating than from getting hit through your clothes by a paintball.
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^ That is within the normal range of behavior for your age, but I would be more likely to regard you as mostly straight rather than as exclusively straight.
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^ I am worried I have TMS. (age 13) TMS is masturbating by thrusting into or against something while in a prone position rather than by stroking with your hand.
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Semen is ingested for strength and is considered in the same line as mothers' milk.[76]

Rites of passage

.Other cultures have rites of passage into manhood that culminate in the first ejaculation of a male, usually by the hands of a tribal elder.^ In a male, it usually accompanies ejaculation, but one can happen without the other.
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^ I think parents male masturbation video and then ejaculate more in other male mutual masturbation sexual problems.
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^ When the male is doing this, it is sometimes difficult for him to distinguish between the force of ejaculation and the force of his hand movement.
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.In some tribes such as the Agta, Philippines, stimulation of the genitals is encouraged from an early age.^ Some masochists keep such apparatuses in their home since these not only prevent lust, but also stimulate it.
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^ There is also such a thing as sleep masturbation, where a male or female can stimulate their genitals while sleeping, sometimes to the point of orgasm.
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[77] .Upon puberty, the young male is then paired off with a "wise elder" or "witch doctor" who uses masturbation to build his ability to ejaculate in preparation for a ceremony.^ Biography of masturbation declines after male masturbation ejaculating.
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^ For this reason, I discourage males from using them for masturbating too.
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The ceremony culminates in a public ejaculation before a celebration. The ejaculate is saved in a wad of animal skin and worn later to help conceive children. .In this and other tribes, the measure of manhood is actually associated more with the amount of ejaculate and his need than penis size.^ I think parents male masturbation video and then ejaculate more in other male mutual masturbation sexual problems.
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^ Humping your hand puts much more weight on your penis than stroking it does.
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^ Masturbation and penis size are both large-scale obsessions, so if one of them affected the other, we would have found out by now.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Frequent ejaculation through masturbation from an early age fosters frequent ejaculation well into adulthood.^ What should be the frequency of masturbating at my age?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is it OK to masturbate at my age and with this frequency?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If I bed masturbate will I get TMS? (age 14) Masturbating by thrusting into something (like the bed, pillow, hand, etc.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

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Euphemisms

.While "masturbation" is the medical term for this practice, many other terms and expressions are in common use.^ You illustrate that is valuable to discuss masturbation and sexuality with others in your age cohort to learn what people think about sexual practices.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a common experience for masturbation to take less time when visual aids are used.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My problem is my youth pastor told us about the sinfulness of masturbation, among other sexual practices.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

In the vernacular, terms such as "pleasuring oneself", "wanking" and "jerking off" are common. .A large variety of other euphemisms and dysphemisms exist which describe masturbation.^ Masturbation and penis size are both large-scale obsessions, so if one of them affected the other, we would have found out by now.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Other research finds that approximately 90 percent of males masturbate in the manner I describe as correct.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

For a list of terms, see the entry for masturbate in Wikisaurus.

In popular culture

Paintings and drawings

.There are depictions of male masturbation in prehistoric rock paintings around the world.^ There is a whole industry built around teaching women to masturbate, which then serves to make them more orgasmic in intercourse.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Last year there was a rumor going around school that masturbating makes your penis bigger.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many authorities on male sexuality assert that every male masturbates, and some say there are no exceptions.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Most early people seem to have connected human sexuality with abundance in nature.^ Most females don't have orgasms the first time they're sexual with other people.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada It is a balancing act for every male: Every teenage boy has fantasies and lusts and will explore the connection between these, their sexual nature and masturbation.
  • Masturbation - Sexuality and Life Skills - Teenage Boys 11 September 2009 6:51 UTC boysunderattack.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For most people, sexual fantasy is the key to orgasm.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

A clay figurine of the 4th millennium BC from a temple site on the island of Malta depicts a woman masturbating. .However, in the ancient world depictions of male masturbation are far more common.^ More males masturbate than will ever have girlfriends.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Uncircumcised males tend to masturbate more.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are depictions of male masturbation in prehistoric rock paintings around the world, though these are all entirely matters of interpretation.
  • Female and Male Masturbation: Tips, Techniques for Mutual or Self Pleasure. Studies, Taboos, Myths, Stories 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC sexuality.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Music

In popular music, there are a several notable songs that deal with the issue of masturbation. .Some of the earliest examples are "My Ding-a-Ling" by Chuck Berry and "Mary Ann with the Shaky Hand" and "Pictures of Lily" by The Who.^ Some of my friends who have been having sex for a while now say that it hurts when the penis goes in even if you have been using tampons.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Look above this for the story of the girl who broke her hand and used my advice to learn to masturbate with her other hand.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have a friend, who is very cute, and a boy, but he has never been my boyfriend (although there is some very blatant sexual tension).
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[79]
.More recent popular songs include "I Touch Myself" by the Divinyls, "Dancing With Myself" by Billy Idol, "Everyday I Die" by Gary Numan,"You're Makin' Me High" by Toni Braxton, "Touch of My Hand" by Britney Spears, "Orgasm Addict" by the Buzzcocks, "Longview" by Green Day, "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too" by Say Anything, "Fingers" by P!nk[80], So Happy I Could Die by Lady Gaga, "Masturbating Jimmy" by The Tiger Lillies and "When Life Gets Boring " by Gob.^ The conventional way can get boring, and everyone has her own way of doing things, and I don't think you should tell someone what they're doing is wrong as long as it's not hurting them.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I masturbate frequently, sometimes 3 times a day but during study sessions I don't do it at all, and after a week I feel like my testosterone levels are touching peaks, so I have to do it in compulsion so as to get mental satisfaction.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Females who masturbate with their hands are more able to have orgasms during sex than other females.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.The 1983 recording "She Bop" by Cyndi Lauper, was one of the first fifteen songs ever required to carry Parental Advisory sticker for sexual content.^ The big ones: Pregnancy Sexually transmitted diseases Emotional damage to the partners when the relationship ends Getting caught by parents, etc.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It's too late to be a typical sex-oriented guy because one of those would have tried to be sexual on the first or second date.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[81] In a 1993 interview on The Howard Stern Show, Lauper claimed she recorded the vocal track in the nude.[82] .The 1980 number-one hit "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors has often been believed to be a euphemistic reference to the facial expression men make at orgasm, [83] a theory refuted by songwriter Dave Fenton.^ One of the most basic is that men are often considered sexual failures unless they can get erect 100 percent of the time and achieve orgasm 100 percent of the time.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many men believe that women who masturbate make better lovers.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think about doing it with a guy when I masturbate and I orgasm, but seeing girls' private parts makes me feel tingly just like when I think of men.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

[84]
The song "Masturbates" by rock group Mindless Self Indulgence also deals with the concept of auto-erotic activity in a punk framework.

Literature

In October 1972, an important censorship case was held in Australia, leading to the banning of Philip Roth's novel Portnoy's Complaint in that country due to its masturbation references. The censorship led to public outcry at the time.[85]

Television

.In the Seinfeld episode "The Contest"[86], the show's main characters enter into a contest to see who can go the longest without masturbating.^ I can go a while without masturbating.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When a man has sex, does the shaft go into the vagina to get pleasure from sex or does just the head of the penis enter the vagina?
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When you're masturbating, really get into it and go as fast and hard as you can until you have an orgasm.
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.Because Seinfeld's network, NBC, did not think masturbation was a suitable topic for prime time television, the word is never used.^ My roommate and I used to never speak a word about masturbation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She has never masturbated, nor used tampons.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I did not have the desire to masturbate because of this.
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Instead, the subject is described using a series of euphemisms. ."Master of my domain" became a part of the american lexicon from this episode.^ The more that I accepted these fantasies as part of my sexuality, the more I noticed that they became less and less of a turn on.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Another NBC show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, had a character known as the Masturbating Bear, a costume of a bear with a diaper covering its genitals.^ The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Logo Mug Get the same Tonight Show mug that Conan's guests use while visiting the new show!
  • Response to "No Fear" - FEARS. REGRETS. DESIRES 17 September 2009 12:24 UTC frd.nbc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien How to get to the show!
  • Response to "No Fear" - FEARS. REGRETS. DESIRES 17 September 2009 12:24 UTC frd.nbc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jimmy Fallon Law & Order Law & Order SVU NBC News Olympics Saturday Night Live The Biggest Loser The Office Tonight Show .
  • Response to "No Fear" - FEARS. REGRETS. DESIRES 17 September 2009 12:24 UTC frd.nbc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Masturbating Bear would touch his diaper to simulate masturbation.^ If it's in a spot where avoiding it would mean not masturbating at all and you can't bear to give it up until it heals, it might be an alternative to use a condom with lubrication on the inside.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It would be pretty impossible to masturbate vigorously and touch only one place on the skin.
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^ However, it is much less likely that the authorities would care if you didn't touch each other sexually and only masturbated yourselves separately.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Prior to leaving Late Night to become host of The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien retired the character due to concerns about its appropriateness in an earlier time slot.^ I do not want to to masturbate and I am refraining myself as best I can from doing it but wet dreams are becoming a problem as I am having them about 2-3 times a week.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have been having sex for about 6 months, but just last night my boyfriend and I did the rear entry position for the first time and it broke.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One time I had a REALLY bad itch and it was REALLY late at night and I REALLY had to scratch.
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[87]
.In March 2007 the UK broadcaster Channel 4 was to air a season of television programmes about masturbation, called Wank Week.^ I am a boy and I masturbate about 5 times a week.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I masturbate about 8-10 times a week.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I masturbate about 4-5 times a week.
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(Wank is a Briticism for masturbate). The series came under public attack from senior television figures, and was pulled amid claims of declining editorial standards and controversy over the channel's public service broadcasting credentials. However, its constituent films may yet be shown by the channel at a later date.[88]

In other animal species

Masturbation in Bonobos
.Masturbatory behavior has been documented in a very wide range of species.^ I believe my case is very special since I never had wet dreams before, nor I was trying to have them by altering my masturbation behavior.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

Individuals of some species have been known to create tools for masturbation purposes.[4]

See also

References

Notes

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Further reading

  • Brody, Stuart. ."Slimness is associated with greater intercourse and lesser masturbation frequency" Journal Of Sex & Marital Therapy Volume 30, Issue 4, July - September 2004, Pages 251-261
  • DeMartino, Manfred F. Human Autoerotic Practices. New York: Human Sciences Press, 1979. ISBN 0-87705-373-1.
  • Marcus, Irwin M. Masturbation: From Infancy to Senescence. New York: International Universities Press, 1975. ISBN 0-8236-3150-8.
  • Hurlbert, David Farley & Karen Elizabeth Whittaker.^ Yes, masturbating is good practice for sex.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I completed my 30 days of masturbation by hand, and I have recently been able to get better erections, and I feel like my sex life is almost normal.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Would I be able to go more frequently if I were having sex with a partner instead of masturbating?
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    (1991). ."The Role of Masturbation in Marital and Sexual Satisfaction: A Comparative Study of Female Masturbators and Nonmasturbators."^ Females who avoid prone masturbation do better in sexual intercourse.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ According to surveys of females I've done for this site, 56 percent use pictures at least sometimes when they masturbate (compared with 80 percent of males.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Learn about masturbation and sexuality and aging and the roles of religion and education and race and so much more.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    Journal of Sex Education & Therapy, 17(4), 272–282.
  • Buddhist Sexual Ethics, by Winton Higgins

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Quotes regarding masturbation, the act of sexual stimulation of one's self.^ A male who is sexually active is more likely to masturbate than one who isn't.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And masturbating can make you more sexually self-sufficient so you won't feel as needy for a partner.
  • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I find most of my fantasies are about others engaging in sexual acts whether intercourse, foreplay or masturbation.
  • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Don't knock masturbation, it's sex with someone I love.^ I love sex, but masturbating is also great fun.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Don't get me wrong, but I love sex with females.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No, you don't have to have sex or masturbate to have an orgasm, but what you're doing is very conducive to having an orgasm.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • We know that more than seventy to eighty percent of women masturbate, and ninety percent of men masturbate, and the rest lie.^ Thus, sexual performance is more important for men than for women.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I know so much more about masturbation.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ More males masturbate than will ever have girlfriends.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.^ I am actually excited because I have GOOD news to report…my husband has excepted a job offer and starts on Monday.
    • Response to "No Fear" - FEARS. REGRETS. DESIRES 17 September 2009 12:24 UTC frd.nbc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I can't masturbate with my hands, because it doesn't feel good at all.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It might be a good idea to drink less anyway, because it has a lot of caffeine.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

  • I masturbate! .I do it like I think if I keep doing it, I'm gonna win something.^ I have been mastubating for almost 2 years now and I like it, but I feel that I am doing something bad.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have two brothers who are older than me but I've never noticed them masturbating so I think I'm doing something wrong.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If I were to go to a woman doctor I would wonder what she is thinking and is she grossed out, but if I were being examined by a man I would know that they like what they are doing no matter what they feel.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • If you're going to stop masturbating, you can't 'taper off'. You've got to quit, cold jerky!^ Be glad you're already masturbating.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're better off enjoying it.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ After you orgasm, you're supposed to stop.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • The good thing about masturbation is that you don't have to dress up for it
  • If God had intended for us not to masturbate, He would have made our arms shorter.^ Most who don't experience it would say it's a good thing.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I would like to know what you think about masturbation in Christians.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you don't get urges to masturbate then why do you do it?
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

  • My mother caught me.^ I'm constantly scared of being caught masturbating by my mother.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My mother recently caught me masturbating over some of my 17-year-old brother's magazines and called them dirty.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • The only thing about masturbation to be ashamed of is doing it badly.^ I have been masturbating for about 2 months and only exernally.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We talk about sex but never about masturbation.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We were talking about sex and things, and we touched upon the topic of masturbation.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Now put yourself in the shoes of a Muslim.^ Just be glad you put this superstition behind you and enjoy yourself now.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It's Friday night, but you can't have sex, and you can't jack off.^ If chastity is a goal of yours, you would be better off not being as sexually explicit with future boyfriends in terms of dirty jokes, sex talk, etc.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .There's sand in your eyes and probably in the crack of your ass, and then some cartoon comes along from a country where people are getting laid, and mocks your prophet.^ Perhaps there are some older Catholic girls in your church you could talk to about it?
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I can't say in advance what your first sex will be like, but there is no good to come out of worrying about it.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How come so many people on your site started masturbation when they were like 6 years old?
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Well you know what?^ Well, now you know why some people call it the "purple-helmeted love nazi."
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you really want to know what your vagina smells or tastes like, well, the answer is a little bit below your navel.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Your even bigger mistake is to be so hung up on this one girl that you don't know very well.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    I'd be pretty pissed off too!
  • Intercourse with a woman is sometimes a satisfactory substitute for masturbation. But it takes a lot of imagination to make it work. .
  • Masturbation is to sex as philosophy is to reality.^ I have great orgasms when I'm rested, and masturbate regularly, but fatigue really seems to positively enhance my sex drive.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I've never had sex and I was wondering if masturbating will help me make a really good impression the first time.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have had sexual partners in my life and I find masturbation by using an artificial vagina as the most comparable to real sex.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Sophisticated persons masturbate without compunction.^ Mutual masturbation is masturbating with another person without touching them.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .They do it for reasons of health, privacy, thrift and because of the remarkable perfection of invisible partners.^ So the only reason they do it is because they enjoy it.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I was wondering how fake vaginas are a form of TMS because they are almost perfect copies of a real vagina.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The only reason they are lying is because you are asking about things that are not your business.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • We have reason to believe that man first walked upright to free his hands for masturbation.^ Masturbation has been observed in every species of mammal, so it's reasonable to believe that humans were masturbating from the very beginning.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I realize now that his masturbating technique is the reason he can never reach orgasm when I perform oral sex on him or try to please him with my own hand.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The reason for most upright masturbation is that the practitioner is doing it in the shower.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • If you're going to gamble your lives sexually, don't play a lone hand too much.^ I think you're much too young to be sexually active.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you're enjoying it, don't worry so much if you're not having an orgasm.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Make sure you don't get any of his sexual fluids on your hands.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Masturbation is just like procrastination, it's fun at first, but in the end you're just screwing yourself.^ You're just new to the act.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Just like you don't want him less when you masturbate.
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have just began to masturbate internally for the first time and I don't like it!
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Marriage is like a game of bridge: if you don't have a good partner you'd better have a good hand.^ It is better if you don't do that.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Healthy Strokes - Female Masturbation 22 September 2009 23:023 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is much better if you don't use something like that.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you don't have a partner, then masturbation is necessary.
    • Healthy Strokes - Male Masturbation 20 September 2009 10:010 UTC www.healthystrokes.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Anonymous Internet proverb

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This is how Gustav Klimt saw Masturbation. This drawing is from 1913

Masturbation is the act of a person touching their own genitals (sexual organs). It is not always done to the point of orgasm. Masturbating can be done alone or with a partner, either by watching each other or by helping each other. This is called "mutual masturbation". Machines and sex toys are made to make masturbation more pleasurable or easier, but it is often done with a hand. There are no known health risks of masturbation. Studies have shown that a vast majority of people masturbate on a regular basis, although the rate of masturbation varies greatly from one or two times per month to once or more daily.

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Female masturbation

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Female masturbation

The main female sex organ is the clitoris. Therefore, female masturbation almost always involves stimulating the clitoris, either by hand or with a vibrator. Many women also enjoy the feeling of fingers or a sex toy in the vagina, however this is a secondary sensation that is not necessary for orgasm, and that rarely results in orgasm on its own. Some women find stimulation of the front vaginal wall, or G spot, particularly pleasurable. The anus is rich in nerve endings and is also sometimes stimulated during masturbation, as are the nipples.

Masturbation is usually continued until orgasm. Some women may have problems reaching an orgasm, especially when they are young, and have little experience masturbating. When this happens, more practice and a reliable vibrator with strong vibration can help a great deal.

Some women experience "multiple orgasms" - several orgasms in a row without loss of arousal. It should be noted, however, that women who are not capable of multiple orgasms report as much orgasmic satisfaction as women who are multi-orgasmic.

Male masturbation

Usually the man will hold the penis (in erection) in his hand and move the hand up and down. Sometimes a lubricant is used to create a softer sensation. As the sensation increases in intensity, the rate of hand movement generally quickens until orgasm occurs. Orgasm is a very pleasurable feeling which results in semen being ejaculated from the penis. Men may also rub and touch other sensitive areas of the body such as the scrotum (the place where the testicles are located), the nipples, and the anus. The anus is rich in nerve endings and is sometimes stimulated during masturbation.

Masturbation frequency, age and sex


People may not masturbate on any given day. Some people masturbate every day, sometimes even multiple times a day. How often someone masturbates, or the frequency of masturbation, depends on many things. One of the things that the frequency of masturbation depends on are hormones. Sexual arousal depends on hormones. Other things that the frequency of masturbation depend on are sexual habits. Sexual habits are sexual activities that people do because they are used to doing them. Other people of the same age or standing - called peers - can also influence this frequency. General health is another of the many factors.[1] The general attitude, what to think of masturbation is formed by culture.[2] Medical causes have also been associated with masturbation.[3][4][5]

"Forty-eight female college students were asked to complete a sexual attitudes questionnaire in which a frequency of masturbation scale was embedded. Twenty-four of the women (the experimental group) then individually viewed an explicit modeling film involving female masturbation. One month later, all subjects again completed the same questionnaire. Subjects in the experimental group also completed a questionnaire evaluating aspects of the film. Results indicated that the experimental group reported a significant increase in the average monthly frequency of masturbation, as compared to the control group. This same group, however, reported that the film had no effect on sexual attitudes or behavior."

A 2004 survey by Toronto magazine NOW was answered by an unspecified number of thousands.[6] The results show that an overwhelming majority of the males — 81% — began masturbating between the ages of 10 and 15. Among females, the same figure was a more modest majority of 55%. (Note that surveys on sexual practices are prone to self-selection bias.) It is not uncommon however to begin much earlier, and this is more frequent among females: 18% had begun by the time they turned 10, and 6% already by the time they turned 6. Being the main outlet of child sexuality, masturbation has been observed in very young children. In the book Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America, by Strong, Devault and Sayad, the authors point out, "A baby boy may laugh in his crib while playing with his erect penis (although he does not ejaculate). Baby girls sometimes move their bodies rhythmically, almost violently, appearing to experience orgasm."

According to a Canadian survey of Now magazine readers, (cited above), the frequency of masturbation declines after the age of 17. However, most males masturbate daily, or even more frequently, well into their 20s and sometimes far beyond. This decline is more drastic among females, and more gradual among males. While females aged 13–17 masturbated almost once a day on average (and almost as often as their male peers), adult women only masturbated 8–9 times a month, compared to the 18–22 among men. It is also apparent that masturbation frequency declines with age. Adolescent youths report being able to masturbate to ejaculation six or more times per day, though some men in older middle age report being hard pressed to ejaculate even once per day. The survey does not give a full demographic breakdown of respondents, however, and the sexual history of respondents to this poll, who are readers of an urban Toronto lifestyle magazine, may not extend to the general population.

It appears that females are less likely to masturbate while in a heterosexual relationship than men. Both sexes occasionally engage in this activity, however, even when in sexually active relationships. Popular belief asserts that individuals of either sex who are not in sexually active relationships tend to masturbate more frequently than those who are; however, much of the time this is not true as masturbation alone or with a partner is often a feature of a relationship. Contrary to conventional wisdom, several studies actually reveal a positive correlation between the frequency of masturbation and the frequency of intercourse as well as the number multiple sex partners. One study reported a significantly higher rate of masturbation in gay men and women who were in a relationship.[7][8][9][10]

Among some cultures, such as the Hopi in Arizona, the Wogeno in Oceania, and the Dahomeans and Namu of Africa, masturbation is encouraged, including regular masturbation between males. In certain Melanesian communities this is expected between older and younger boys. One interesting twist is the Sambia tribe of New Guinea. This tribe has rituals and rites of passage surrounding manhood which involve frequent ejaculation through fellatio. Semen is valued and masturbation is seen as a waste of semen and is therefore frowned upon even though frequent ejaculation is encouraged. The capacity and need to ejaculate is nurtured for years from an early age through fellatio so that it can be consumed rather than wasted. Semen is ingested for strength and is considered in the same line as mothers' milk.[11]

Other cultures have rites of passage into manhood that culminate in the first ejaculation of a male, usually by the hands of a tribal elder. In some tribes such as the Agta, Philippines, stimulation of the genitals is encouraged from an early age.[12] Upon puberty, the young male is then paired off with a "wise elder" or "witch doctor" who uses masturbation to build his ability to ejaculate in preparation for a ceremony. The ceremony culminates in a public ejaculation before a celebration. The ejaculate is saved in a wad of animal skin and worn later to help conceive children. In this and other tribes, the measure of manhood is actually associated more with the amount of ejaculate and his need than penis size. Frequent ejaculation through masturbation from an early age fosters frequent ejaculation well into adulthood.[13]

Masturbation is becoming accepted as a healthy practice and safe method for sharing pleasure without the strings. It is socially accepted and even celebrated in certain circles. Group masturbation events can be found online in just about any state. Masturbation marathons are yearly events and are occurring across the globe from the U.S. to the UK. These events provide a supportive environment where masturbation can be performed openly among young and old without embarrassment. Participants talk openly with onlookers while masturbating to share techniques and describe their pleasure.[14][15]

Evolutionary purpose

In the context of evolution, masturbation serves a well-defined purpose. It can increase fertility during sexual intercourse. It does this by using sexual functions. In females, it can regulate the conditions in the vagina, cervix and the uterus. This can either increase or decrease the chance of conception. Whether the chance is increased or decreased depends on the timing of the masturbation. This timing is a subconscious decision. If she has intercourse with more than one male, it favors the chances of one or the other male's sperm reaching her egg.[16][17]

Female masturbation can also protect against cervical infections. It does this by increasing the acidity of the cervical mucus and by moving debris out of the cervix.

The function of masturbation in males is to flush out old sperm with low motility from the male's genital tract. The next ejaculate contains more fresh sperm, which has higher chances of achieving conception during intercourse. If more than one male is having intercourse with a female, the sperm with the highest motility will compete more effectively.[18][19][20]

Health and psychological effects

Benefits

The physical benefits of masturbation and having an orgasm or ejaculating creates heightened arousal while epinephrine courses through your body, producing the flushed face, shallow breath and post-climactic euphoria [21].

It is held in many mental health circles that masturbation can relieve depression, stress and lead to a higher sense of self-worth (Hurlbert & Whittaker, 1991). Masturbation can also be particularly useful in relationships where one partner wants more sex than the other — in which case masturbation provides a balancing effect and thus a more harmonious relationship [22].

Mutual masturbation, the act by which two or more partners stimulate themselves in the presence of each other, allows a couple to reveal the map to their pleasure centers. Witnessing a partner masturbate is a educational activity to find out the method a partner pleases them selfs, allowing each partner to learn exactly how the other enjoys being touched" [23].

In 2003, an Australian research team led by Graham Giles of The Cancer Council Australia[24] concluded that frequent masturbation by males appears to help prevent the development of prostate cancer. The study also indicated that this would be more helpful than ejaculation through sexual intercourse because intercourse can transmit diseases that may increase the risk of cancer instead. Also, frequent ejaculation is more easily obtained and sustained over time with the aid of masturbation.

A study published in 1997 found an inverse association between death from coronary heart disease and frequency of orgasm even given the risk that myocardial ischaemia and myocardial infarction can be triggered by sexual activity. Excerpt, "The association between frequency or orgasm and all cause mortality was also examined using the midpoint of each response category recoded as number of orgasms per year. The age adjusted odds ratio for an increase of 100 orgasms per year was 0.64 (0.44 to 0.95)." That is, a difference between any two subjects appeared when one subject ejaculated at around two or more times per week than the other. Assuming a broad range average of between 3-5 ejaculations per week for a healthy males, this would mean 5 to 7 ejaculations per week. This is consistent with a 2003 Australia article on the benefits against prostate cancer[25].

Masturbation is also seen as a sexual technique that protects individuals from the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Support for such a view, and for making it part of the American sex education curriculum, led to the dismissal of US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders during the Clinton administration.

Many people see masturbation as an effective, natural cure for insomnia. Sexual climax, from masturbation or otherwise, leaves one in a relaxed and contented state. This is frequently followed closely by drowsiness and sleep - particularly when one masturbates in bed.[needs proof]

Some people actually consider masturbation as a cardiovascular workout.[26] And while doctors have no proof of this actually being true, those suffering from cardiovascular disorders (particularly those recovering from myocardial infarction, or heart attacks) should resume physical activity (including sexual intercourse and masturbation) gradually and with the frequency and rigor which their physical status will allow. Some doctors will advise those recovering from heart attacks to abstain from sexual activity (solitary or with a partner) until one is able to climb two flights of stairs without experiencing shortness of breath or chest pain.[needs proof] This limitation can serve as encouragement to follow through with physical therapy sessions to help improve endurance.

Masturbation makes most people feel good and can sometimes replace sexual intercourse when one cannot find a partner. It can also prepare one for sexual intercourse.

Blood pressure

A small study has shown that a test group which only had intercourse experienced, as a whole, lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those who had intercourse but also had masturbated for one or more days[27].

Insertion

Objects inserted into the vagina or anus should be clean and should not be able to scratch or break. Care should be taken not to fully insert anything into the anus — any object used should have a flared or flanged base; otherwise getting it out may need medical help. Modern dildos and anal plugs are designed with this feature.

Pregnancy

Masturbation involving both a man and a woman (see mutual masturbation) can result in pregnancy only if semen contacts the vulva. Masturbation with a partner can also theoretically result in transmission of sexually transmitted diseases by contact with bodily fluids.

Problems for males

A man whose penis has suffered a blunt trauma or injury during intercourse may rarely sustain a penile fracture[28] or suffer from Peyronie's disease.[29] Phimosis is "a contracted foreskin (that) may cause trouble by hurting when an attempt is made to pull the foreskin back".[30] In these cases, any energetic manipulation of the penis can be problematic.

Lawrence I. Sank[31] observed that masturbating prone (lying face downward) could be responsible for sexual problems in some men including anorgasmia and erectile dysfunction, as observed in four men he examined. He coined the term traumatic masturbatory syndrome to describe this theory. As of 2007, no follow-up research has been conducted and the idea is not familiar or widely-held within the medical community. Some sources, however, give credence to the idea. One sex therapist[32] condemned masturbation by rubbing against a pillow or mattress and Lipsith et al.[33] suggest that masturbation could play a part in male psychogenic sexual dysfunction (MPSD), citing Sank as their authority. MPSD is a difficulty in reaching orgasm during intercourse, and developing a dependence on masturbation.

Compulsive masturbation

Masturbating frequently presents no physical, mental or emotional risk in itself,[34] but masturbation can be used to relieve boredom or stress. In either case, as with any "nervous habit", it is more helpful to consider the causes of the boredom or of the stress, rather than try to repress the masturbation.[35]

There is some discussion between professionals and other interested parties as to the existence or validity of sexual addictions. Nevertheless, there are lists of warning signs such as when sexual activity affects a person's ability to function in everyday life, or is placing them at risk, for example, of pursuing illegal or destructive activities. Very frequent and compulsive masturbation may be seen as a sign of sexual addiction.[36]

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