Perceptions on male who do not masturbate
The role of masturbation in healthy sexual development: perceptions of young adults.
Masturbation side effects: Myths and facts
Despite efforts to identify masturbation as a strategy to improve sexual health, promote relational intimacy, and reduce unwanted pregnancy, STIs, and HIV transmission, masturbation as a context for healthy sexual development has been met with silence or trepidation in the scientific and educational communities. Relegated to the realm of commercial media, rather than rational discourse in families, schools, and the general public, young people receive mixed messages about this non-reproductive sexual behavior. In order to explore how young adults have learned about masturbation and currently perceive masturbation, we conducted a grounded theory study of 72 college students 56 females; 16 males enrolled in a human sexuality class. Findings revealed that a young adult's perceptions of and feelings toward masturbation were the result of a developmental process that included: 1 learning about the act of masturbation and how to do it, 2 learning and internalizing the social contradiction of stigma and taboo surrounding this pleasurable act, and 3 coming to terms with this tension between stigma and pleasure. Although nearly all participants learned about masturbation through the media and peers not parents or teachers , gender was salient in coming to terms with the contradiction of stigma and pleasure.
7 Myths About Women and Masturbation It’s Time to Unlearn Right Now
This conversation I had with a male friend embodies the surprise a lot of people express when they find out I not only masturbate, but also admit it unabashedly. And that seems to surprise people, too. Because most depictions of women masturbating are either pornographic or part of some narrative of feminist empowerment, people are surprised when women treat masturbation as a normal, everyday activity. Viewing masturbation habits as fundamentally different by gender contributes to the view of sexualities as fundamentally different by gender.
There's no denying communication is essential to a healthy sex life. But why should we just limit that to talking about sex with a partner? There's so much shame in society around peoples' sexual fetishes, desires, STIs, and sexual dysfunctions that keeping quiet about it isn't doing us any good for our sex lives or our well-being.