Last month the world celebrated Masturbation month. Masturbation Month has been celebrated annually since 1995. And, while masturbation has come to be widely accepted in the present culture, it wasn’t so always. And, there are still a lot of hidden secrets of masturbation to explore. This article is about 10 Hidden Secrets Of Masturbation.
Masturbation is empowering. It helps you understand your body, explore things you like to do, help you come to terms with your sexuality, and not to forget, it is the “alone time” most of us crave. But, if masturbation is so wonderful, why is secrecy and shame attached to it?
Growing up, masturbation was always a “hush-hush” topic. And, now that we have finally grown up, some men are still ashamed to talk about it. But, it’s time to treat masturbation as self-care and do away with the shame and guilt that comes with it.
They say that you can’t love someone else unless you learn to love yourself. On that note, here are some hidden secrets of masturbation and masturbation techniques you should know about.
10 Hidden Secrets Of Masturbation
1. Did you know that if you regularly masturbate when you are over the age of 45, it can lower the risk and possibility of developing prostate cancer?
However, the bad news is that if you are still under 50 and masturbate too often, it can increase prostate cancer risk.
Not to forget, masturbating too frequently can lead you to fracture your penis. And, that is anything but a pretty sight.
2. The University of Sydney conducted a study and found out that a healthy amount of masturbation can lead to a lower risk of diabetes and insomnia.
Besides, masturbation can also release stress. This happens because the act of masturbation releases certain happy hormones (serotonin and endorphins) in your brain and bloodstream.
3. One of the most important, yet hidden secrets of masturbation is that it is not a dirty, disgusting, unheard thing that you should be ashamed of.
Even though women receive this message more than men, it doesn’t overrule the fact that guilt is associated with masturbation.
In fact, in some cultures, masturbation techniques are frowned upon. We don’t see the point why. Not only is masturbating one of the most pleasurable experiences in the world and doesn’t hurt anybody, but it is also scientifically proven to be good for your health.
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4. The ancient Indian text, Kama Sutra is known and lauded as the holy grail of sex. But, the Kama Sutra isn’t just for sex.
This ancient text has some interesting masturbation techniques that are supposed to elevate your pleasure and improve your sex life.
If this proves anything, it proves that masturbation is nothing to be ashamed about!
5. Ever been curious about how old masturbation is?
Well, here is one of the fun hidden secrets of masturbation: records of masturbation date as far back as the chalcolithic age.
The dawn of masturbation probably occurred way before record-keeping, but some of the earliest accounts of it come from Sumer, one of the most well-known civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia (present-day southern Iraq). The people of Mesopotamia were known to be pro-masturbation, both alone and with a partner. They even claimed that masturbation increased potency.
6. Masturbation is not cheating.
There is an old wives’ tale that masturbation implies cheating. But this is far from true. Every person on this earth masturbates. And, if you are so concerned about cheating, then you should try mutual masturbation with your partner.
7. Here are another hidden secret of masturbation: it is okay to watch porn while doing it.
Again, this is one thing that concerns women more than men, but men have admitted to feeling guilty about masturbating to porn.
According to a survey conducted by the Kinsey Institute, 38 percent of people have admitted to watching porn just for fun or as a distraction. And, as many as 43 percent of people have admitted to watching porn for masturbation. Thus, it is a perfectly normal thing!
8. One of the most common myths surrounding masturbation and self-pleasure is that sex toys are just for women.
This is far from true. Sex toys are for every person irrespective of their sexuality and gender identity.
The most popular sex toy for men, the Fleshlight has current global sales of more than 7 million. Besides, there are all kinds of sex toys available for every man. And, it is never too late to explore.
9. Healthy masturbation can prevent AIDS and should be a part of the school sex curriculum.
But, people aren’t ready to accept that yet. In 1994, POTUS Bill Clinton was pressured by the Republicans to fire U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders because he suggested that masturbation techniques should be taught to help prevent AIDS.
For all we know, Dr. Jocelyn Elders was right, and she knew what she was talking about!
10. Last but not least, here is another hidden secret of masturbation: it is okay if you don’t want to or like to masturbate.
Some of us don’t feel the need or urge to masturbate, and this is more than okay.
Not wanting to masturbate has nothing to do with a low sex drive, instead, it is related to the sexual orientation of being asexual, commonly known as an ace. Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to others and a low desire for sexual activity including masturbation.
Asexuality can be categorized more widely to include a broad spectrum of ace sub-identities such as demisexual, queerplatonic, grey A, etc. As we said, asexuality is merely a sexual identity and there is nothing to be ashamed of.
These were some of the hidden secrets of masturbation that no one tells you about. Remember that at the end of the day, you should only do things you like and not be pressured into it by someone else.