Forget motorsports, fishing or golf — jerking off is the unassailable all-time champion of male hobbies. Plus, with the rise and spread of internet porn, masturbation has tightened its grip still further on the male psyche. So what actually are the benefits, and what happens when guys follow through and lay off the dolphin-flogging for a prolonged period of time? The nofap literature suggests a scientifically proven basis to cutting out masturbation despite most medical evidence finding, on balance, either no benefit to cutting masturbation or actually health benefits to masturbation.
But, scrolling through Twitter, it seems the male population is still genuinely intrigued as to what masturbation means for a woman. We all masturbate! Realistically, whenever they feel like it. Some girls do it frequently and others not so much.
Of course, most people don't have this conversation, because there's a ton of shame associated with autoeroticism, and sex in general -- women in particular are conditioned to sublimate their sexuality. Pleasure is definitely the most obvious and immediate benefit of masturbation. But guess what?
We've already given you a guide for how to masturbate if you have a vagina. But what if you have a penis? Here's your guide for that, too — and yes, there actually is a lot to learn. This is giving very little credit to the art of masturbation and the multitude of pathways to explore, regardless of which set of reproductive organs you possess. Masturbation is a healthy practice and you should in no way feel ashamed for wanting to engage in it.