Masturbation Month: 6 Self-Love Myths That Can Go F**K Themselves
Sex is great, but sometimes you’ve got to take matters into your own hands. And what better time to do that, than Masturbation Month!
Masturbation gets a bad rap, but you sure can’t beat it. Let’s address some misconceptions and misunderstandings about performing a little self-love, shall we?
Myth: Men Are The Only Ones Who Masturbate
It’s easy to believe this outdated misconception. Much of what we see in movies and TV depicts women’s sexuality only in the service of others, so you can be forgiven for believing that ladies don’t diddle their skittle behind closed doors. But women do masturbate! One study indicates only about one in seven women have never masturbated, leaving the other six to go to town on themselves. In fact, women are more likely to use sex toys to get to the “Big O”, with a recent survey showing that 43% of women use toys compared to only 13% of men.
Myth: Self-Love Too Many Times Per Week/Month/Year Is Bad For You
Unless you are doing yourself physical harm while masturbating (there’s nothing wrong with a little healthy masochism, just be careful!), feel free to finger paint to your clit’s content. Everybody and every body is different, so get to know your own body’s needs, but be mindful of some minor impacts. Excessive masturbation could have an impact on relationships and, frankly, could make your skin raw too.
Myth: People In Relationships Don’t Masturbate
Different people have different levels of sexual desire. Each and every level is totally healthy, normal, and natural, and sometimes that even involves masturbation. Heck, it could involve mutual masturbation, if you’re lucky! Some people may get jealous if their partner is masturbating as they take it as an indicator they’re not living up to expectations in the bedroom. This is one of the reasons why it is vitally important to openly communicate with your partner, let them know where your head is at (not that head), what you’re thinking, and what your desires are. It is possible your partner might even want to lend you a hand next time!
Myth: Jerking Off Makes You Infertile
Nope, not in the slightest. The Mayo Clinic even got their hands dirty on this subject, and say male masturbation has little to no effect on sperm quality. However, men who masturbate excessively may see an impact on sperm count, but this is only temporary. Guys, give your meat a chance to relax, it’s not a machine.
Myth: There Are No Health Benefits To Masturbation
Think about the last time you choked the chicken or paddled the pink canoe. How did you feel afterward? More relaxed, perhaps? Maybe you even slept better! It turns out that buffin’ the muffin comes with a number of health benefits. Better sleep, reduced stress and tension, fewer headaches, improved concentration, and even increased self-esteem! There are plenty of healthy reasons for some downtown DIY.
Myth: You’ll Go Blind
What??? No. Just… no. This is a long-standing myth that goes back a long, long time. Back when folks believed that sex was meant for procreation only, and nothing else. Of course, back then, they also believed that masturbation could cause tuberculosis, hairy palms, or even death, so… take it with a grain of salt.
In the end, it all comes down to you. It is your body, they are your feelings, and these are your desires. You have the freedom to choose whether you want to get to that happy ending all by yourself. There’s nothing wrong, harmful, or shameful.
After all, they devoted an entire month to masturbation!
And of course, once it cums time for you to practice your self-love, think of DreamPeach. No, not like that. Because of all the toys we can provide you!