Is Masturbation Normal in a Relationship

Is Masturbation Normal in a Relationship

Is Masturbation Normal in a Relationship
Why masturbation is OK

What is masturbation?

Masturbation is a normal and healthy part of sexuality. Masturbation is about having sex with yourself. It’s about pleasuring yourself. Learning about what feels good to you can help increase sexual pleasure with sex partners. And when you know what you like and are comfortable with your body, your satisfaction with sex increases. It can enhance our physical, mental, and sexual health and the health of our sexual relationships.

Is masturbating normal?

Masturbation has existed for centuries and there’s evidence in cave drawings (that’s how old). Truth is you’re not alone, your dirty secret is probably everyone’s little secret. Studies show that about 7 out of 10 adult men and more than 5 out of 10 adult women masturbate. Men are more likely to go solo, while women are more likely to include a vibrator.

Some people masturbate more than once a day, some people masturbate once in a while. Women masturbation depends from once a week to once a month and some people never masturbate — and all are completely healthy and normal.

Marriage and masturbation

Most people who are married continue to masturbate. A big issue in a relationship is sex frequency. We all have different sexual drives, and one partner is more likely to want sex more often than the other partner. Masturbating is an important relief for the more active sexual partner. Enjoying sexuality with your partner doesn’t mean you should stop enjoying yours. Masturbating when you’re in a long-term relationship is just as normal as masturbating when you’re single.

If you’re trying to figure out why your partner masturbates, just know that most men masturbate to practice controlling ejaculation. While women masturbate in order to learn how to orgasm more easily. Studies show that married couples that masturbate think they are in a better sexual relationship with their partner. Another thing is masturbation doesn’t always mean doing it alone. Many couples masturbate together, finding it a very enjoyable part of their relationship. 

Why is masturbation good?

  • Masturbation can lower stress and help you relax. It even helps some people fall asleep
  • Having an orgasm releases endorphins the good chemicals in your brain. Orgasms can be a natural painkiller and can even help with period cramps.
  • Increase your libido
  • Boost your heart and decrease blood pressure
  • Reduces the risk of prostate cancer for men
  • Gives you a chance to truly enjoy yourself
  • Orgasms result in a small increase of cortisol which boosts your immune system
  • It can improve your confidence