Masturbation

MASTURBATION – INTRODUCTION

Masturbation is stimulating oneself sexually in order to achieve an orgasm.

The extent of masturbation ?

As for as male masturbation is concerned, this is practically a fact that almost every man masturbates in his life time, however about the women masturbation the figure varies from 35% to 70%.

Is it normal ?

For every one masturbation is a very personal and intimate affair. How one feels about masturbation is an outcome of a combination of many factors that can very well affect the human sexual behavior. These issues may range from childhood experiences to life circumstances to total personality of the individual. Society in which the individual lives and relationships with others also affect the thinking towards masturbation. Despite this there is no scientific controversy about the masturbation. It is normal, instinctive and natural means of sexual gratification that has no side effects what so ever.

Then how frequently one should masturbate ?

This is a common concern of most of the persons especially adolescents. There is no scientifically derived figure that can be considered to normal. Some individuals especially adolescents masturbate several times a day and have no complains about it, while others masturbate once in a blue moon and feel guilty about it.

One should be open about it and should do it any number of times he/she is comfortable with. It is definitely considered to be abnormalif it is causing physical, occupational or social distress to the person. So if you are ignoring your job or your lover for masturbation, it is pathological and you need counseling.