Thursday, October 9, 2008

Men & Masturbation - Debunking the Myths

Masturbation. Every man does it, but no one likes to talk about it. The truth is that – masturbation is a fact of life. It is and should be a healthy and normal part of a man’s sex life. Yes, it’s a healthy activity and you can and should engage in it. Let’s repeat that – MASTURBATION IS A HEALTHY ACTIVITY AND YOU SHOULD PRACTICE IT REGULARLY!

There are a lot of myths and misinformation surrounding masturbation. Many of these do men a great disservice (and women too).  Even if a man is married or happily coupled, he should masturbate. It’s not an indictment against his partner. Solo sex is just a different way of expressing sexuality. It does not mean that a man isn’t satisfied sexually with the significant other in his life. It’s just that sometimes a man craves meat and potatoes sexually and, at others, he wants a gourmet meal. There’s room for all sorts of things in the sexual diet.

Masturbation isn’t going to send you to hell. It’s not a sin. It won’t make you go blind. There’s no known medical correlation between eyesight and semen. It’s just a rumor. Are you convinced, yet?

You don’t outgrow masturbation, either. You can do it for as long as you live if you want to. Yup! Studies have shown that men who have ejaculated regularly via self-love into their 50s have significantly reduced their risk of developing prostate cancer. According to Dr. Andrew Weil, one of the world’s leading natural health experts, “Masturbation can be a normal expression of sexuality in both men and women. When done compulsively or addictively it can be irritating or exhausting, but in moderation it is medically harmless and may even be healthy.”