Over the past several years masturbation is becoming a less sensitive subject to discuss. The whole idea of masturbation is to sexually stimulate one's own genitals of the male sex organ in order to have sexual pleasures. For men this is done by stroking and massaging the penis until the orgasm has been completed. Masturbation was once said to be harmful and could cause serious health consequences. In some communities of the world it was considered to be a taboo to masturbate. But over the years it has been stated by many physicians that masturbation is normal and people that do not have sex partners or partners that do not want to have sexual intercourse, they think masturbation is a safe and healthy alternative.
Addiction of Masturbation
Many men get tense and stressed at the idea of a masturbation addiction. Perhaps because culture has historically denigrated masturbation, men (and women) typically have some guilt feelings about the act of masturbating. As a result, a man who masturbates regularly may jump to the conclusion that he could be addicted, simply because he enjoys masturbation and engages in it with what he fears is an unacceptable frequency.
In fact, what might be called "normal" masturbation is actually good for a man. By stimulating the penis, a man learns what strokes and touches feel particularly good and what may be less welcome and can use this knowledge when with a partner to provide a more satisfying experience. In addition, an orgasm tends to make a man feel more relaxed and at ease, relieving stress and tension that may have built up to unhealthy levels before the masturbatory experience.
Symptoms of Addiction
- Lack of control: Sexual fantasies and urges are common for any man and occur with frequency throughout the day however, most men are able to push these away when they occur at inopportune times. The compulsive masturbator struggles greatly with this and more often than not loses the battle. If a man often finds himself unable to complete tasks without taking a break to masturbate, he likely is engaging in compulsive behavior.
- Desire for masturbation more than partner sex: Every man sometimes is more in the mood for a "self session" than a partner encounter, but when solo sexual activity is always the preferred option, addiction may be indicated.
- Problems in relationships and contact: Often a compulsive masturbator has a hard time sustaining close contact with other people. A compulsive masturbator frequently foregoes opportunities to be with other people so that he can play with himself.
- Pain: Men, who masturbate continually, even with a very raw or sore penis, may be acting compulsively. (Many men may do this on occasion it's when this is an ongoing issue that addiction may be a problem.
Masturbation is a natural healthy way to find sexual self stimulation. Whatever techniques one find that fits him uses. If a person is using instruments and household tools then he/she should be extremely careful. One should not feel bad about masturbation and anything that was told to them about it being wrong or unhealthy, put these myths out of the mind. Masturbation does not cause cancer, or heart disease, or cause the penis to shrivel up and fall off. It also does not cause the person to go blind, or lead to homosexuality.
Masturbation is just the same as making love or having sex with a partner. Except that the person is having sex by himself/herself and using a self stimulating technique than having a sex partner.