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Sexual health benefits of masturbation

People of all ages masturbate for different reasons. It may help with relaxation, it may be due to curiosity and body exploration, it may assist in self soothing behaviours or, in many instances, it just feels good.

Even though masturbation is a common part of sexuality, some people feel ashamed or embarrassed about masturbation, partly because of outdated myths. Masturbation, however, has many benefits for sexual health.

Check some of them:

  1. It can release sexual tension and let people explore their sexuality by themselves.
  1. It’s a form of sexual activity that’s available to people of all genders, including people in partnered relationships, people who don’t have a partner, people who are not having sex with their partner, or people who are abstaining from sex.
  1. It lets people become familiar with their own sexual responses which can help them to communicate their wants and needs to their sexual partner or partners.

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