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Masturbation is the most common form of human sexuality on the planet.
As Old As Time
Since prehistoric times, masturbation has been depicted in art.
Researchers in Italy found that 45% of men unable to maintain an erection while masturbating had a greater risk of heart disease.
Erectile dysfunction is an early sign of cardiovascular issues and should be checked out by your doctor.
60% of penile fractures occur during masturbation according to a study published in the journal Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
This happens when your body has become so accustomed to how you masturbate, that when you’re with your partner, you might struggle to climax because your partner may not be able to recreate the exact sensation that works when you’re alone.
If you find that’s the case, then I suggest experimenting with new self-love methods.
“For women, masturbation can help prevent cervical infections and urinary tract infections through the process of “tenting,” or the opening of the cervix that occurs as part of the arousal process.
Tenting stretches the cervix, and thus the cervical mucous. This enables fluid circulation, allowing cervical fluids full of bacteria to be flushed out.”
~According to The University of Sydney
Vibrators = Happiness
According to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, more than 50% of women and 45% of men use vibrators during masturbation.
1,000 vs. 10,000 Rubs
The Japanese word for male masturbation is “Senzuri”, which translates to “a thousand rubs”.
The Japanese word for female masturbation is “Shiko Shiko Manzuri”, which means “ten thousand rubs”.
This makes me wonder if this refers to the amount of rubs needed, the length of time enjoying self-love, or possible multiple orgasms. So many possibilities!