Modern Sexologist View
Masturbation is HARMLESS; if done within limits.
Usually, everyone would have masturbated. As per a sexologist survey, almost 95% of men are known to have masturbated. Most men do in their teens. Some masturbate even after getting married. Masturbation is totally healthy and normal.
What is masturbation?
Masturbation is a process in which sexual climax/orgasm is obtained by self-stimulation and manipulation of the penis. It is mostly done by touching, stroking, or massaging the penis to achieve sexual arousal and pleasure, usually to the point of sexual climax. Women also masturbate by stimulation of the vagina, clitoris with fingers or vibrator.
Almost, everybody masturbates. Masturbation is a very common behavior. A study by sexologists, reveal that 95% of males and 89% of females have masturbated. Many men and women experience masturbation as the first sexual act.
Young children, during their growth process explore their body. While doing this they tend to masturbate. Most men continue to masturbate in adulthood. Some men continue masturbation throughout their lives.
Why do people masturbate?
Masturbation makes them feel good. It gives a good sense of well-being. Many men masturbate as a drain on the sex memories, stress, and sexual tension that build up over time. Men without partners or whose partners are not willing or available for sex do this. Masturbation is a safe sexual alternative for people who want to avoid pregnancy; but want to have sexual pleasure. Masturbation becomes necessary for semen testing during infertility treatment. It is also done in semen donation process. Sometimes masturbation may be prescribed by a sexologist in sexual dysfunction problem treatment. In Premature ejaculation treatment by sexologists, stop-start technique involves masturbation.
Is masturbation wrong?
It is not an abnormal act as suggested by sexologists. Previously it was regarded as a perversion and a sign of a mental problem. But in modern medicine system sexologists say masturbation is a normal, healthy sexual activity. Sexologists consider it as a pleasant, fulfilling, acceptable, and safe way of sexual let out.
By sexology research, it is found that masturbation is a good way to experience sexual pleasure and can be done throughout life.
When does masturbation become wrong?
Is masturbation harmful?
In general, the modern medical sexologists consider masturbation to be a natural and harmless act. It is an expression of sexuality for both men and women. It does not cause any physical injury or harm to the body.
But they must know the limitations. It should be performed in moderation as a part of normal sexual behavior.
Some cultures and religions oppose masturbation or even label it as sinful. This can lead to guilt or shame about the behavior. It is up to the individual to decide this sexual outlet. But never exceed the limits. May be in olden days, they would have warned this sexual act as sinful, to restrict from doing excess.
Dr. Vijayakumar did his MBBS in Kilpauk Medical College and later went on to Madras Medical College for his Master courses in Clinical Pathology. He underwent masters in Psychology and Yoga. Underwent Fellowship training in Andrology and Clinical Embryology by Prof Ariff Bongso. Did his PhD in Hormones, Yoga and Sexual problems. He has been trained by the Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International (India). He was the first medical professional to start an exclusive clinic for the management of sexual problems in Salem,Tamil Nadu in the year 1988. He has put up more than thirty years experience. He has offered professional help to thousands of persons especially newly married. Besides treating sexual dysfunctions, he is also an expert in treating pre-marital counselling.
Trekking and offroad jeeping are his other passions.