Myth #1: Masturbation is not actual sex. Only frustrated people masturbate.
Fact: Sexual pleasure during masturbation is similar to that experienced during “actual sex”, i.e. sex with a partner. Sexual health experts say that people who masturbate are more likely to enjoy a good sex life with a partner.
Fact: Masturbation has nothing to do with any of these diseases.
Myth #3: Masturbation causes growth of hair on palms.
Fact: No amount of masturbation will cause hair growth on your palms.
Myth #4: The stock of semen in the body is limited. If you waste it by masturbating, you will soon run out of it.
Fact: Semen is not stocked but produced in the body throughout a man’s life. It will continue be produced as long as the reproductive organs are healthy.
Myth #5: Those who masturbate will never have children.
Fact: If this had any element of truth in it, most couples would be childless. Probably, I and you wouldn’t be born either.
Myth #6: Those who have a partner, or those who are married, do not masturbate.
Fact: Many couples masturbate mutually. Some masturbate when their partner is ill or away.
Myth #7: Masturbation can stunt your growth.
Fact: No, it cannot. If you feel there is something wrong with your growth, consult a doctor as there may be a treatable underlying cause. Stopping masturbation will not help.
Myth #8: Masturbation causes impotence.
Fact: No. Masturbation cannot lead to impotence. Consult a doctor if you are experiencing impotence for counseling and treatment.
Myth #9: Masturbation leads to psychological problems.
Fact: Masturbation does not cause any physical or psychological problems. Anxiety and fear caused by myths about masturbation can cause psychological problems.
Myth #10: Only young people masturbate. It’s abnormal if you are middle-aged and you still masturbate.
Fact: Some people do masturbate in old age. It is less common in the elderly but certainly not abnormal.