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Masturbation: A Satisfying Alternative to Sex

Masturbation is a process of physical activity, performed to bring about a deliberate excitement of the sexual centers. The activity is followed by the secretion of semen, through some method other than normal sexual intercourse. In this process, genitals are stimulated to gain sexual pleasure i.e. to ejaculate semen.

It is considered as an extremely harmless sexual behavior that ensures to give you a lot of sexual pleasure without having to worry about the risk of pregnancy or gaining a sexually transmitted infection. Various methods and products are available nowadays, to perform the act of self-pleasure.

 

Causes of Masturbation

Most researches and studies state that masturbation is quite a normal activity performed by both men and women for voluntary sexual pleasures. People often perform this activity to get released from the stress and burden of their daily chores. Also, it is practiced to avoid having sexual intercourse in real, to further prevent the body from getting STDs, STIs and HIV aids.  

A few more reasons that may excite sexual organs to masturbate are:

  • Intake of excessive sour foods
  • Heavy intake of stimulating diet like meat, eggs, tea and etc
  • Reading salacious articles and sources

 

Benefits of Masturbation

No reliable research or study states that masturbation decreases the level of sex- drive in an individual. In fact, a recent survey proved that people practicing masturbation have more sexual desire than those who do not. Masturbation is a healthy and satisfying alternative to sexual intercourse.

It keeps you free from the need and complications of having a consenting partner. Also, it keeps you away from the risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases, HIV / AIDS, unwanted pregnancy and other infections.

Masturbation gives a chance to the both males and females, to discover their respective bodies and her sexual response for the opposite sex. One can relieve sexual tension without imposing on any body else.

 

Side-effects of Masturbation

Excessive or frequent masturbation may hurt your sensitive body parts or produce skin abrasions. Some researches also suggest that over-masturbation restricts the full development of genitals (penis), which may further result in weak mental and physical weakness growth. At times, where cases of over-masturbation reach to the level of frustration and irritation, the patient further gets problems of frequent night discharge, passing weakness of semen before or after urination.

Although masturbation does not lead to any major health problem, it can mainly cause tiredness, weakness and fatigue. Also, digestive weakening may occur which can deteriorate your health irrespective of the rich diet, they take.

Therefore, it is advised to both men and women to have proper knowledge about correct techniques of masturbating, so that they do not hurt their sexual body parts and perform the act, in accordance to their age and ability.

 

Treatment for Excessive Masturbation

Like many other strong physical feelings, masturbation can also get addictive, if you do not control it at the right time. Over masturbation may cause some health problems. Although, it is not a health disorder that needs to be treated medically, inadequate knowledge or wrong techniques may result in few complications.

Hence, it is recommended to consult your doctor and read reliable sources on masturbation, so that you practice the correct methods. Also, try to maintain a tap on your frequency. Perform it as per your age and capacity of the body. If you have developed an obsession for it, try to deviate your mind on other sources of entertainment such as books, television, music and etc.


Summary:

Generally, the phenomenon of masturbation is absolutely normal for males and females. It not only brings to you the ecstatic pleasure of sexual activity but also keeps you away from the fear of having sexually transmitted diseases and infections, which may happen on having sex with just anyone, without any proper protection.


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Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: September 03, 2013