MASTURBATION – ADVANTAGES

What are the advantages of masturbation ?

Advantages of masturbation :

  • An independent source of sexual outlet that is free of any medical, social or economic hassles.
  • Pleasurable.
  • Relaxing and reduces stress.
  • Masturbation helps one understand his or her sexuality and increases self-awareness. Through masturbation, one can recognize the range of stimuli that are pleasurable and satisfying.
  • This also helps a person to learn about his or her body parts and sexual responsiveness. With this knowledge, one can explore and experiment sexually with his or her partner.
  • This is also helpful in various conditions like :
    • Nocturnal emission: With regular masturbation there is no nocturnal emission.
    • As a part of therapy in men with premature ejaculation or erection difficulties, masturbation is used as a means to help them understand their sexual responses to various stimuli and then be trained to adapt accordingly.
    • Problems like prostrate congestion are relieved through masturbation in men and it alleviates menstrual cramps in women.
    • Women who masturbate are less likely to have orgasmic failure.

How does one masturbate ?

Every one develops his or her way of exploring their sexuality. People use a variety of means to stimulate themselves. Some may require nothing but a gentle rub of the genitals while others require any thing ranging from erotic literature to use of electronic gadgets like vibrators.

One can stimulate one self by any means :

  • Using hand and finger: This involves rubbing, stroking and pinching of the penis or clitoris or other genital parts with hand or fingers.
  • Lubricated stroke: Penis or the vulva can be lubricated with baby oil, creams.
  • Pillows: Using pillow between the legs.
  • Vibrators: These electric or battery-powered devices (penis shaped) for vaginal or anal stimulation (repeated rhythmic thrusts). They can be combined with different toys and used in any number of positions. Vibrators are used mainly by women.
  • Penetration: People insert phallic (penis) shaped objects (candles, fruits) into the vagina or anus to have sexual stimulation.
  • Anal Stimulation: Many men and women enjoy stimulation of this area during masturbation. Often fingers, sex toys or vibrators are used.