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What is masturbation? The truth and fiction about the physiological phenomenon

Masturbation - the stage of life of 99% of men and 76% of women. That is why almost everyone is concerned about the questions, conjectures, rumors associated with this phenomenon. Let's try to figure out what masturbation is and how bad it is for a person.

Masturbation problems have been studied for a long time, but due to the intimacy of the topic, many are embarrassed to look for information on this topic.

When asked what masturbation is,physiologists answer very simply, lucidly. This is to obtain maximum physiological pleasure, which is achieved by stimulating the genitals without engaging a partner. Boys discover this forbidden pleasure at twelve years old (although each has his own term).

Immediately make a reservation that nothing reprehensibleunhealthy, provoking madness in this method of pleasure is not. It is fully explained by physiology. Growing up, boys (and girls too) begin to get to know themselves, to be interested in their body, their feelings. Their genitals are developing, libido is growing, and with it, an incomprehensible, but very strong feeling is growing that makes a teenager nervous, sharply change his mood. Adults know what excitement is - this is normal. However, adolescents with whom it is not customary in our country to talk about masturbation are intuitively looking for a way to relieve tension. And find it. And since masturbation gives a strong physical pleasure, they can resort to it more often, especially boys. Teen masturbation is a normal physiological process associated with maturation of the body. Usually, with the right upbringing and normal socialization, for about 16–18 years, the phenomenon of “masturbation” gradually disappears, giving way to a normal sex life. Masturbation in girls is also common, and is caused by the same reasons.

But what is masturbation in terms of not veryeducated people? It was always believed that this is a great sin. He was persecuted by the church, his parents severely (and sometimes brutally) punished him. It was believed that masturbation extremely depletes the nervous system, leading to insanity, infertility. Today it is proved that all this has nothing to do with the truth. But, as usual, there is no smoke without fire. Rumors do not occur on level ground, they need soil. And this soil has always been.

As mentioned above, almost all men andmost women at least once in their lives engaged in self-gratification, often not understanding what they did. But touching the genitals and the ensuing explosion of pleasure intuitively suggested that they were doing something forbidden.

In general, it doesn’t matter whether a teenager masturbates consciously or unconsciously. He still feels pleasure mixed with feelings of guilt. Psychologists are well aware of this.

What is masturbation from their point of view? Psychologists, like all other representatives of medicine, agree that this is a normal physiological process. They are sure that it does not lead to tuberculosis, nor to anemia, or to other negative manifestations. But make a small reservation. The teenager, psychologists believe, is overly fond of self-satisfaction, feels some empty, which is also normal. Adults know this relaxation after good sex. And they know how difficult it is right after sex to go to active work.

So in the adolescent, the emptiness that follows masturbation contributes to the dispersion of attention, a certain abstraction from reality.

Many, if not all, teenagers are afraid thatparents will recognize their activities. They are either trying to contain the buildup of tension, or they are hiding in order to engage in self-satisfaction. Some, having listened to horror stories about the grave consequences for health and the psyche, experience nervous stress.

It turns out that due to the lack of education of some people, the usual physiological process can lead to nervous breakdown.

Do not scold teenagers for self-satisfaction, notscare them. It is better to read the relevant literature, visit a psychologist, distract their mind with useful and interesting work. Remember: masturbation is not a sin, but a normal age phenomenon.

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