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here are the health benefits to masturbation...
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article as shown on the cam4 site.
"Health Benefits of Jerking Off
Here is a breakdown of how masturbation can be beneficial to both your physical and emotional health. There is no credible scientific or medical evidence that manual masturbation is damaging to either one’s mental or physical health.
In general the act of masturbating can:
* Relieve insomnia
* Stimulate the immune system to help build up resistance to common infections.
* Improve blood circulation.
* Release mood elevating hormones
* Reduce the occurrence embarrassing spontaneous erections for teen males
* Reduce the number of unwanted wet dreams for young men
* Relieve menstrual cramps
It is held in many mental health circles that masturbation can relieve depression and lead to a higher sense of self-worth.
Masturbation in males may help prevent the development of prostate cancer.
Masturbation can also be particularly useful in relationships where one partner wants more sex than the other—in which case masturbation provides an outlet for the unsatisfied partner.
Solitary masturbation carries no risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases. However mutual masturbation involving both a man and a woman can result in pregnancy only if semen contacts the vulva.
The only side effects recorded are that repeated masturbation may result in tiredness or soreness. Notice that there is nothing on this list that says anything about going blind or being struck by lightening. The term masturbation has always conjured up visions of damnation, self-defilement, mental illness and poor health. Of course nothing could be further from the truth.
The built-in notion of shame and uncleanliness implied by the word has literally given masturbation a bad name—even though medical authorities have established for decades that masturbation causes no physical or mental harm to adults or children.
Even the word masturbation is in itself an expression of ancient philosophical distaste for the act as it is a combination of f two Latin words, manus (hand) and stuprare (defile), thus “to defile with the hand.”
For men who are frequent masturbators, the volume of ejaculate that they produce is temporarily reduced after multiple ejaculations until normal seminal volume is regained in a day or so.
Perhaps the most common negative side effect is the guilt that people from a socially conservative or religious background and other sensitive experience during or after masturbation.
The fact that this important source of sexual pleasure is still regarded by some with guilt and anxiety is partly due to ignorance of the fact that masturbation is not harmful and partly due to centuries of religious teaching that the act is a one-way ticket to Hell. Shame about masturbation is particularly prevalent among women who are often taught that their bodies are dirty and shameful well before the onset of puberty.
Screw that. Go for it!
Happy Endings. "
very insightful stuff.
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