Here are few myths and facts on what is masturbation?

Masturbation myths and facts

What is masturbation?

The self-satisfaction or self-pleasure self-orgasm stimulated by one's hand or another person's hand interference with the reproductive genital is called masturbation. It is the manual erotic stimulation of the genitals or other erotic regions, often to orgasm, either by oneself or a partner. In the modern age of stressful life Masturbation is quoted as the new age meditation.

The self-satisfaction or pleasure or orgasm engrieved in the human body system is due to the simultaneous act of the body to act as both a simulator and stimulator. The reaction between simulation and stimulation through the body brings a heaven-like experience on Earth. 

Is masturbation normal?

From the medical point of view, masturbation is completely normal. And people of all ages experience pleasure in it. But for some people based on religion or some personal beliefs, it may conflict with them. 

Why do we masturbate?

People masturbate for a variety of reasons; for them, it helps in relaxation, better body knowledge, the release of sexual tension, or the absence of a partner. But the majority of individuals masturbate because it's enjoyable. Many people believe that masturbation only occurs when a sex partner is unavailable. However, it is an activity that both couples and single persons do.

Is it good to masturbate?

Masturbation is a sexual activity that is completely normal and healthy. The study and science state that masturbation is a necessity for women whereas it is just a luxury for men for masturbation impacts menstruation in women whereas men do not have menstruation.

Masturbation has some benefits like 

8 Myths and facts of masturbation

As masturbation is a subject of sexual activity the term is kept silent and private with less relevance to sex education. This has brought a lot of confusion and embarrassment in the course of manual sexual behavior. And there are a lot of facts & myths about masturbation that are undiscussed and unfamiliar that are speculated and mouth-talked throughout everyone and the internet. Let's discuss a few of the facts and myths prevailing on masturbation.

1. Does Masturbation reduce sperm count? 

There are two considerations to understanding sperm subject in the matter of Masturbation. Sperm quality and sperm quantity are two different things. How many times one performs masturbation, does not reduce sperm quantity in men for the sperm is produced out of the water and can be generated every day. However, excessive masturbation can reduce sperm quality so that the semen ejected out of the masturbated penis would become less dense day by day. One must know that everyday sex does not reduce sperm quality.


Also Read: How To Increase Sperm Count And Volume?

2. Does masturbation make you thin and weak?

Masturbation is a self-extreme position that burns a certain amount of calories in the body to experience the pleasure stimulus. An attempt at masturbation from playing with genitals to experiencing the climax of it is called orgasm, it almost all takes 90 -150 calories. So it only makes you drop your energy and won't burn any fat. It does not make you thin. Few people also believe that “Masturbation affect stamina”, but that is not true.

3. Does excess masturbation fracture the penis or tear the vagina?

It is all in the way one handles it. It is all in one's heart that tolerates sexual tension. Genitals are sensitive and one must handle them with utmost care. The rapid force applied to the genitals can damage them, otherwise, it is all good. When one masturbates, one should be slow and steady. There are certain cases in the subject where masturbation fractured the penis and tore the vaginal cavity.

4. How does Masturbation Affect Your brain?

Does masturbation affect brain or cause memory loss? During masturbation, cells stimulate various hormone that benefits health and gives happiness. Dopamine, endorphins, and oxytocin are all called happiness hormones associated with stress reduction, bonding, and relaxation. Masturbation is known to release these substances that they naturally coordinate to good behaviour and improve concentration. 

5. Does masturbation affect eyesight?

No, masturbation doesn’t have any negative effects on eyesight evidently. Although the process of masturbation can affect your eyesight if the process of masturbation is done through watching porn.

6. Can masturbation help lose weight?

The answer is both yes and no. The end result of masturbation cannot lead to weight loss, the process involved in masturbation, the activity you perform, the harder and wilder you perform the more there is a chance for weight loss, but that is very negotiable.

7. Can over-masturbation affect kidneys?

There’s no scientific evidence that masturbation or excess masturbation can negatively affect your kidneys. However, masturbation is a natural and self-exploring process where one can get relieved and get stress free making the remaining organs in the body work properly.

8. Can masturbation lead to hair loss?

No again, masturbation can’t lead to hair fall. Although hair is made up of protein, through ejaculation protein is released. These two factors are completely opposite sides on this factor. Although masturbation increases testosterone levels in the body it doesn’t have anything to do with hair fall.

Take Away

To conclude that masturbation is only a sexual activity that helps you discover your body and helps you keep healthy both mentally and physically. Regardless of gender this pleasure-seeking activity benefits you greatly from a stressful time and improves your sex life. 

And it is so safe that you don’t have to fear any STIs and HIV because it requires a hand.

Frequently asked questions

Can we do masturbation daily?

It is safe and healthy to masturbate daily, or even more than once. Unless it does not disrupt your daily activities or life in general or lower energy levels.

How often should we masturbate?

There is no typical frequency. Some people do it every day, some every other week, and some very occasionally. Others never do. It is only excessive when it interferes with your regular activities and life; otherwise, it is perfectly normal.


  1. Masturbation — How Does It Affect Your Health? By Healthline on May 6, 2022.
  2. Male Masturbation: 5 Things You Didn't Know By WebMD 

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