Benefits of masturbating

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Ok, it's no secret that I masturbate. So many of us do anyway. When I was growing up, I was always monitored by my mother. She didn't allow me to close the room door when I sleep or at any time of the day, and if I my shower or bath takes a little too long she would ask me what I'm doing in there. I was a Catholic so I was taught that masturbation is sinful (regardless of whether you're a teenager, adult, single or married). I heard that in the old days boys were told that they would grow hair on their hands if they masturbated LOL [Masturbation causes acne?]

Benefits of masturbating (and sex for #1-4):
1. Relieves pain like headaches, backaches and menstrual cramps.
2. Relieves stress, makes you feel happier by release of mood-elevating hormones.
3. Helps you sleep better or helps insomniacs fall asleep.
4. For guys, regular ejaculation helps maintain healthy prostrate function and sperm quality. For gals, it helps build resistance to yeast infections.
5. Saves someone else the trouble to get you off.
6. Saves you the trouble of helping someone else get off.
7. It's a good way to practising and try out what works for you.

2 cons of masturbating:
- You may get addicted to it. [Sex addiction]
- You may become too used to getting orgasms from it that you get lazy for sex or become unable to reach orgasms from sex.

Related post:
[How do women masturbate?]

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey will guy sperms used up?

Anonymous said...

used up? hahaha its recycleable bro

Anonymous said...

It is so true when you mentioned the pros and the cons. It does acts as a "natural" pain killer for headaches but...backaches?
-errishuman

Anonymous said...

Hell no! but woman's ovum will eventually dry up - menopause.

As For men - Man No Pause

dark snow said...

everyone must masturbate NOW!!! =p

Hayabusa said...

I grow quite a lotta hair on my arms, in fact more than most guys i've met. i wonder if that has anything to do with me masturbating too much...

David said...

Hayabusa,

The answer to your question is no, the amount of hair anywhere on you is determined by you genetic makeup!

Darksnow, also no, everybody does not have to masturbate. There is something to be said for having some personal discipline, and saving the urge for sharing with ones partner.

For a husband and wife there are times they simply must set aside the routine and share the mutual love they have when the moment calls.

David

Yu-Kym said...

errishuman, it eases many types of pain.

Women's ovums (egg) do not "dry up". Women are born with a fixed number of ovums at birth. Ovums are released during ovulation (part of the menstrual cycle). Women enter menopause because of hormonal changes such that they are no longer producing enough of the hormones to release eggs and sustain preganancy; NOT because the eggs dry up.

Vincent said...

i heard a saying that masturbation causes blindness or severe eye trauma? though i've never came across any medical articles about it but i'd still like to bring this up and heard about your opinions

【L】 said...

dam, no wonder my short sightedness keeps increasing xD

David said...

Vincent,

The answer to your concerns is no. Nothing regarding blindness or eye trauma of any type have been associated with masturbation.

Yu-Kym, you might find the information at the following link interesting.

http://women.webmd.com/features/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-masturbation

David

Yu-Kym said...

Thanks David. It's about the same stuff that I wrote but with explanations.

Anonymous said...

maybe your dick is too small, u strained ur eyes and ur short sightness get worse. LOL

Yu-Kym said...

that's a good one LOL

guy said...

i enjoy watch my ex-GF and partner masturbate, make it get more excited.

Anonymous said...

I will masturbate when i feel in needs and when bf is not around. Masturbating can help release stress and atleast, we don't need to rely on bf all the times. :P

Yu-Kym said...

guy, I agree that watching a partner masturbate is exciting too. But I won't want to watch some random guy masturbate. Too boring.

Anonymous said...

it's true. i also like to watch my bf masturbate. it's fun! i also get turn on when watching some guys masturbating on online chating channel. Wonder why guys like to let girl watching them masturbating?

Yu-Kym said...

Because some people are voyeurs, others are exhibitionists and some are both!

Anonymous said...

i masturbate often and I don't feel ashame of it . If a girl watches me do it, I will definitely be turned on more !

Anonymous said...

I masturbate everyday.... Enjoy..

Darren said...

Gosh everyday is an addiction......... or is it Kym?

Yu-Kym said...

I think daily is normal for people with higher sex drive. There are some criteria for classifying it as an addiction. Read more here: http://yu-kym.blogspot.com/2009/05/sex-addiction.html

Darren said...

Luckily i dont do it on a daily basis. Dont really need to. Just if im stressed or a lil bit horny.

Anonymous said...

I am quite a staunch Buddhist and holds dearly to our 5 Precepts which includes, abstaining from adultry. At times, I just need to "let go" but wife is just tired or not in the mood. Mastubation is a way out although not the best alternative but better than breaking my precepts !

Anonymous said...

hey hello how often do you masturbate ?
how do you feel after you do masturbate ?

Anonymous said...

Sometimes masturbation is more satisfying to me than sex. We know ourselves so we know what we like, even though we can tell our partner what to do. It just feels different. My best orgasms so far are masturbation by myself or my wife.

j.c said...

I masturbate daily. Sex comesby if my gf sleep over. I love it.