Masturbation

What is masturbation?

Masturbation involves sexually arousing yourself by touching your genitals. Both boys and girls can masturbate if they choose. Not everybody enjoys masturbating and there’s no reason to do it if you don’t want to.

How do you masturbate?

There’s no right or wrong way to masturbate. Men usually do it by rubbing their penis. Women usually touch and stroke their clitoris and the area around the vagina. Most women need the clitoris to be stimulated in order to have an orgasm during sex or masturbation.

Masturbation is a perfectly normal and healthy way to explore your own body and find out what you like and don’t like.

Just remember, it’s your body and your choice.

Is masturbation safe?

Yes. For the record, masturbating doesn’t cause blindness and won’t make hair grow on your palms. Joking aside, there’s no risk of pregnancy or catching STI’s from masturbating, although there is a risk of infection if you touch someone else’s genitals and then touch your own. This is because STIs can be passed on through infected semen or vaginal fluid.

 

Can i run out of sperm through masturbating too much?

Masturbating will not affect a man’s ability to produce sperm. Men will not run out of sperm, as they produce it continuously. After a man has ejaculated, it will take some time before he can ejaculate again. This is normal and doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with his sperm.