Masturbation is deliberate self-stimulation, which affects sexual arousal.
About 94 percent males are involved in masturbation which leads to orgasm. Some individual do not masturbate because they do not have sufficient sex drive. There are some slow reacting individuals who find it impossible to effect orgasm in masturbation. Where adults discovered the activity in children, they are reprimanded or punished, made a public exhibition of the offence which can upset the child’s peace of mind.
Masturbation provides the chief source outlet in early adolescence.
There are few males who masturbate only once or twice in their lives; and other are who have frequencies that may average seven to twenty or more in a week for long periods of years. There are few males who are still masturbating at 75 years of age.
Masturbation after marriage is confined to those periods when wife is away. Sometimes masturbation is product of the fact that wife does not want sexual relations as frequent as male would like to have, or that periods of pregnancy, menstruation or illness interfere with regular intercourse.
There are definite taboos against masturbation, with the explanation that it will drive you crazy, give pimples, make one weak, bend the penis, cause impotence, affect vision or do some other harm, more often masturbation is simply rejected because it is considered unnatural.
Masturbation usually does not continue for more than a minute or two. Some individuals achieve orgasm in10-20 seconds. In males, masturbatory techniques are largely manual. Some boys masturbate by moving penis against a bed or against some other object. All males experience sexual fantasies during masturbation. Some use erotic pictures for stimulation during masturbation. Many individuals find some additional stimulation in observing their own genitalia.
Boys learn to masturbate through friends or literature. Frequency of masturbation is inversely proportional to nocturnal emission. Males with high frequency of masturbation may have low rate of nocturnal emission and vice versa.
Masturbatory activity does not do any harm to the individual. It is the conflict, fearful social disgrace, guilt-feeling that harms. It ultimate sexual capacities, occasionally attempting suicide. On the other hand masturbation provides a regular sexual outlet which alleviates nervous tension and body live a balanced life. There is no evidence to prove that masturbation interferes with high mental physical or moral efficiency.
There is tremendous individual variation in the capacity to engage in this sexual activity without undue fatigue. Therefore it is not possible to define excess. Secondary the AutonomicNervous system has control over the sexual activity. Like salivation or perspiration the response is adequate according to the stimulation.
For most males, coitus is primary and masturbation is secondary. For young people masturbation is the chief source of sexual outlet up to the time of marriage. Masturbation is an alternative for coitus.