Masturbation has always been with us. This is not an invention of Elon Musk or a group of Soviet scientists. You can see people masturbating in prehistoric cave paintings, the same action is observed in many animals. In Egyptian mythology, the god Atum created the whole universe through masturbation, the pharaohs, according to the same myth, emerged from the ejaculate that Atum injected into the Nile. In some traditional cultures, masturbation is a test of masculinity that becomes a veritable ritual. This can be seen among the tribes that live in the Congo Basin region. In unstable traditional societies with high infant mortality rates, sperm production can be perceived as extravagance and waste. The most disgusting ritual of initiation into "men" you can observe in the Sambia tribe, which lives in New Guinea. In their tribe, it is believed that a boy can become a father only after he gives a blowjob to a man - he swallows "male milk" in order to become a man himself, and in no case should it be spilled, otherwise all masculinity will be lost. Such are the rich cultural features. Against their background, even the ancient Greeks seem to be a model of chastity, despite the fact that only the armless one did not masturbate in Hellas.
Christianity and Judaism, of course, had a special relationship with masturbation. The attitude of these religions is easy to understand if you read the Pentateuch, namely the episode with Onan, the second son of Judas (a guy from the Old Testament, not the New), who, instead of doing his duty to obtain an heir, sowed his seed on the grass. For this he was killed by the higher powers. Despite the fact that Onan practiced interrupted intercourse, the word "masturbation", which comes from his name, has become firmly established in society. Things were no better in the 19th century. Doctors all over the world believed that masturbation was the cause of insanity, and it was only at the end of 1968 that masturbation finally dropped out of the American classification of mental disorders.
For most of history, masturbation has been seen as a problem, not a boon. Even today, masturbation is not always considered normal - everyone does it, but most are ashamed. However, if we look at this simple little business through the prism of objective reality, then in the process itself we will find more good than bad. There are a number of important benefits to masturbation. 1 Pleasure and Convenience Hermes once took pity on his son Pan, giving him the gift of masturbation, which Pan, in turn, taught the shepherds. Masturbation did not require special equipment, did not require a partner, and it was and remains a pleasant business. Despite the fact that masturbation is a poor cousin to full sexual intercourse, many married couples engage in mutual masturbation to diversify, simplify, and sometimes enrich their sex lives. 2 No complications Masturbation is safe and convenient. Unlike intercourse, which can lead to pregnancy or diseases that you are better off not even knowing about. Although you can read our article on groin diseases, you will be healthier. 3 Masturbating couples are more likely to have sex Contrary to popular belief, there is a positive correlation between the frequency of masturbation and the frequency of intercourse. Couples who masturbate more often have sex and try to diversify it more often. In addition, masturbation teaches partners to more accurately find points of sexual pleasure, which may be different for each person. 4 Better Reproductive Health Guys need to masturbate to get rid of old, low-mobility semen - this reduces the risk of prostate cancer.If masturbation is practiced before intercourse, then it will help to last longer in sex - this is good for those who suffer from premature ejaculation. For women, masturbation is also beneficial - it protects the cervix from infections by increasing the acidity of the cervical mucus. Both men and women, through masturbation, strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor and genitals, which contributes to the prolongation of sexual activity. 5 Better Sleep Masturbation improves sleep by reducing stress and releasing hormones such as dopamine, endorphin, oxytocin and prolactin. Orgasm, in particular, brings us to a state of peace, contentment and calmness. Orgasm helps to induce deeper sleep.
6 Improving Cardiovascular Health Masturbation is essentially a mild form of exercise. Compared to regular exercise, masturbation is much more effective in combating stress and releasing happiness hormones into the brain. Masturbation also lowers heart rate, improves blood flow and blood pressure. It is not surprising that there is an inverse correlation between the frequency of orgasm and death from coronary heart disease.
7 Good Mood and Other Psychological Benefits Masturbation relieves stress, improves mood, and reduces pain perception. It helps sleep. This helps young people to begin to explore their sexuality, which has a positive effect on personality traits: self-awareness, self-control and self-esteem. Masturbation is an outlet for those who understand that not all sexual fantasies can be realized.