Masturbation and its Fun Facts
“She imagined herself both queen and slave, dominatrix and victim. In her imagination she was making love with men of all skin colors- white, black and yellow- with homosexuals and beggars. She was anyones and anyone could do anything to her. She had one, two, three orgasm, one after another. She imagines everything she had never imagined before, and she gave herself to all that was most base and most pure” (Paolo Coelho- Veronica Decides to Die)
Despite of people’s inhibitions about masturbation, indulgence in self pleasure is a very common act among all age group. The act of self-stimulation of the genitals to achieve sexual climax or orgasm is known as masturbation. According to a worldwide survey, 95% of males and 89% of females have confessed to having masturbated at least once. Biologically speaking, it is the first sexual act that anyone experiences.
Masturbation is still a taboo subject for most of us. But to clarify the facts straight, self-stimulation is a natural activity and there is nothing to be ashamed of regarding masturbation. Some of us might find it a comic assertion, but almost every man holds expertise in masturbation. It had been assumed since long that men masturbate more frequently than women, but the recent statistics have yielded some titillating facts. About 5% of women in the age group of 25-29 engage in self-pleasure sessions more than four times a week, than 20.1% of men do. The frequency of self-stimulation act decreases with increase in age.
Those of us who detest this topic would wonder as to why a person indulges into self-pleasure act! Answer is simple, to many, masturbation helps in relieving them of mental stress. Following are some benefits associated with solo sexual sessions:
- In Men:
a) Premature ejaculation is a very common issue in men, but not many would know that having some ‘me time’ can actually solve this sexual health issue by increasing their capacity to sustain a sexual intercourse than ejaculating too soon.
b) In an astonishing scientific revelation, men who ejaculate at least four times a week were less likely to get prostate cancer than those who don’t.
c) It prevents the erectile dysfunction by strengthening the muscle. So if you want some ‘rock solid’ results, you know what to do!
d) Ejaculation acts as a catalyst to raise the levels of cortisol hormone which helps in maintaining a good immunity.
- In Women:
a) Urinary Tract Infections and vaginal bacterial infections are very common in women. Masturbation reduces the chances of such inflammations as well as cervical infections. The flushing out of ‘old fluid’ from the cervix while achieving orgasm helps the body to rid itself of unfriendly bacteria and organisms.
b) Some surprising discoveries have stated that women who experience more orgasm are less prone to cardiovascular disorders. With a sexually satisfied self, they are more resistant to even type-2 diabetes.
c) Loosening of the pelvic muscles is a common issue especially with women who have undergone a natural baby birth procedure. The increased blood pressure in clitoris, during masturbation and thereby orgasm assists in the toning up of the pelvic floor muscles.
Masturbation is not a perversion or some kind of mental disorder, but a healthy and pleasant way to relieve self of mental stress.
“Philosophy is to the real world, what masturbation is to sex” – (Karl Marx)