What is Masturbation?

Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one's own genitals for sexual arousal or other sexual pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm.

The stimulation may involve hands, fingers, everyday objects, sex toys or combinations of these. Mutual masturbation, mutual manual stimulation of the genitals between partners, can be a substitute for sexual penetration. Studies have found that masturbation is frequent in humans of both sexes and all ages, although there is variation. Various medical and psychological benefits have been attributed to a healthy attitude toward sexual activity in general and to masturbation in particular. No causal relationship is known between masturbation and any form of mental or physical disorder.

Masturbation has been depicted in art since prehistoric times and is mentioned and discussed in very early writings. In the 18th and 19th centuries, some European theologians and physicians described it as "heinous", "deplorable", and "hideous", but during the 20th century, these taboos generally declined. There has been an increase in discussion and portrayal of masturbation in art, popular music, television, films, and literature. Today, religions vary in their views of masturbation; some view it as a spiritually detrimental practice, some see it as not spiritually detrimental, and others take a situational view. The legal status of masturbation has also varied through history and masturbation in public is illegal in most countries.

In the West, masturbation in private or with a partner is generally considered a normal and healthy part of sexual enjoyment. Animal masturbation has been observed in many species, both in the wild and in captivity.

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I am having 2-3 black/dark spots on my penis (mainly at the bottom part), red irritation is only at the area surrounding these spots and...

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feels like you are having pustules ...filled with blood..pain on touching fabric.....coz lots of sabaceous glands are in get...

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sir i have chronic masturbation habit since 2001 to till now . starting 10-12 time per week continously 5 years . after 2008 i was reduced the...

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It is curable for sure
Please stop smoking and alcohol
Check your Morning Testosterone level and revert back
Dr Saatiish Jhuntrraa

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(please be serious) I m 12 and I m a chronic masterbater. I m constantly going at it. This one time I finished and I notiiced this little red bump...

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welcome to healthcare magic

first of all you should immediately stop masterbating or atleast till your bump heal

because over-masturbation will...

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