MASTURBATION AND HAPPINESS I By Stephen Wise.
M asturbation is the act of sexual stimulation of one’s own genitals for sexual arousal or other sexual pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm. The stimulation may involve hands, fingers, sex toys such as vibrator, or a combination of these. Often times, our cultural background, moral and religious inclinations have made us to totally condemn masturbation as evil and abominable. We reject and immediately pass judgment to those we caught masturbating. It doesn’t take much to convince someone that masturbation has at least one upside: experience one orgasm and most people are likely to want another (and another, and another…). But while pleasure is arguably worth it for its sake, masturbation has a lot more to offer than toe-curling orgasms. Despite a cultural failure to take self-love seriously, it turns out that regularly getting it on solo can be good for our physical and mental health, our relationships, and our overall happiness. According to some researchers