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Is Masturbation Good For You?

September 26, 2019


Surveys show that 95% of men and around 72%
of women have masturbated in their life. But with rumours that it’s unhealthy, can cause
blindness, and even infertility, can masturbation be good for you? Feeling yourself isn’t just
for single people. 70% of men and 40% of women in relationships reported masturbating within
the 4 weeks leading up to a recent survey. After all, it feels good. Not only is dopamine
released, which helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centres, reducing feelings
of stress, but other endorphins released during orgasm can decrease your perception of pain.
For women polishing the pearl can reduce menstrual cramping. And of course with the help of the
hormone prolactin, which is linked to sleep, you’re likely to feel exhausted and catch
some much needed Zs. Feel like you’re coming down with a cold? One study found that in
males, components of the immune system are activated during masturbation, increasing
the number of white blood cells in the bloodstream. Solo sessions might also help men reduce cancer,
with high ejaculation frequency correlating with a decreased risk of total prostate cancer.
Though it’s unclear why, researchers hypothesize that increased ejaculation means potential
carcinogenic secretions in the prostate are excreted more regularly, de-creasing their
negative impact on the body. But why have humans and animals evolved to masturbate if
it’s seemingly a waste of energy or semen in men? Well, it turns out that self-love
can actually improve the quality of sperm. A study showed that recent, male masturbation
reduced the number of sperm inseminated at the next copulation, but not the number retained
by the female. From this, it was concluded that masturbation is a male strategy to improve
the fitness of their sperm, as younger sperm have a higher likelihood of insemination.
Not only that but masturbation can improve your sexual performance. Both women and men
have pelvic floor uscles that stretch from your pubic bone to your tailbone. As we age,
these muscles weaken, causing sexual dysfunction in women and erectile dysfunction in men.
But stroking the penis or clitoris can activate the bulbocavernosis reflex, resulting in pelvic
floor muscles contracting. It’s essentially a workout for your sex muscles. Nitric oxide
levels also diminish with age and can contribute to a decreased sex drive but masturbation
can help maintain it in your blood throughout your life. But while masturbating does have
physiological benefits, it’s important to mix up your technique. Using the same way
to get off every time can make you sexually unresponsive to other types of stimulation.
This could lead to decreased sexual arousal, or performance when it comes time to do the
deed with a real life partner–so make sure you mix it up! At the end of the day, masturbation
is a safe and healthy activity, so put on some music, light those candles, and have
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100 Comments

  • Reply Mrste The July 20, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    You can go to hell for that.

  • Reply Gamerzhut July 20, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    @AsapSCIENCE Can you explain what is happening with the prostate after ejaculation , and how long the prostate needs to fully recover after ejaculation ? Edit : I mean about the sphincter muscle recovery

  • Reply Peter Roberts July 21, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Everyone does but they don’t admit it

  • Reply LOKING GOOD BROWNEYEGIRL July 21, 2019 at 1:53 am

    That's all you can get masterbation for you. Lol…. I get more than that in one day but more in my marriage….

  • Reply LOKING GOOD BROWNEYEGIRL July 21, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Laying next to him feels good and ????? 👸👑💯

  • Reply Thomas Burrell July 21, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Not all hero’s wear capes

  • Reply THE AMAZING DEFAULT July 21, 2019 at 6:04 am

    1 fap a day keeps the doctor away

  • Reply Aryan Samya July 22, 2019 at 2:15 am

    what if you dont got sperm?

  • Reply Jonas Miguel July 23, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Mastarbating is NOT good for you

  • Reply Guitardude21one July 23, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    How can it cause blindness

  • Reply OM96ED OM27ED July 23, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    ANY VIRGINS HERE ?

  • Reply xAurora July 24, 2019 at 10:20 am

    masturbation cures cancer

    TIME TO BE A SUPERHERO

  • Reply Neotox999 July 25, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Not my proudest fap though

  • Reply PUNISHERS July 26, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    i beat my meat everyday of the week if you dont beat your meat then your weak

  • Reply Mr Marvellous July 27, 2019 at 6:04 am

    90% of males masterbate and the other 10% are liars.

  • Reply The Show Nation July 30, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Anyone else watching after busting a nut

  • Reply utarian7 July 30, 2019 at 10:15 am

    It’s either disingenuous or ignorant of the author to not even mention the profound distinction between masturbation alone and masturbation to PORN.

  • Reply Gacha Kenley July 30, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    thanks for revealing my future. no cancer for me!

  • Reply bamboozle July 30, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    * fapping *
    * fapping *
    * fapping *
    * fapping *
    * fapping *
    * the door squeaks *
    Dad : " wachu doin "
    Me : nothing

  • Reply C Alex July 31, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Are you sure those scientific studies conducted by the hippie-generation was not ideologically pro-masturbation, therefore their facts were organized to support the benefits of masturbationb?

  • Reply Golden R August 3, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Its healthy , until you realise you forgot to lock your door, and mom walks in

  • Reply 420 nibbles August 4, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Ofc masturbation is good it help release your love off someone!

  • Reply Youokaybro? August 4, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    If they caught you masturbating show them this video

  • Reply Neko Kitty August 5, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Im 8 years old and im doing this!

  • Reply Tea Sipper August 6, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    virgins enter the chat

  • Reply WillowJon T.V. August 6, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    You guys rock for talking about such taboo subjects! Keep on exploring!

  • Reply Live freely and Wonderfully in joy. August 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Fapmania is good becuase it is free hepls fight cancer too lol.

  • Reply Chris B August 8, 2019 at 5:59 am

    I used to wank all the time not any more now

  • Reply Love Tottenham Tv August 8, 2019 at 6:53 am

    I love Masturbation ❤️

  • Reply i suk at livv August 9, 2019 at 3:39 am

    I’m trying to stop not continue

  • Reply stella wu August 10, 2019 at 3:35 am

    9/10, u will start jerking off after watching this vid.😏🤣

  • Reply Lillie Leitch August 10, 2019 at 10:20 am

    DeLeTeS hIsToRy

  • Reply GoldMythsXP August 10, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    It doesn't cause any side affects and it's harmless to masturbate, there is no evidence. it reliefs your stress, ALL OF THIS STUFF IS THE OPPOSITE. It doesn't give you prostate cancer, theres no evidence of any negative signs. It doesn't make you blind or thin. Search the internet for more details.

  • Reply Good Shepherd Flock August 11, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Listen to Jesus…..

  • Reply The Comb Show August 13, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Imma live longer

  • Reply Greg Dundee August 14, 2019 at 9:16 am

    A tug followed by a Nap is the greatest combo

  • Reply SHOTZ August 14, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    The thumb nail scars me

  • Reply diell demaci August 14, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    No fap army!

  • Reply #Noideaforname August 14, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Its healthy until you dont get addicted to it

  • Reply its_tommyz_rice August 15, 2019 at 12:42 am

    N o w I k n o w w h a t n o n u t N o V e M b E r I S

  • Reply i have mental problems August 15, 2019 at 5:25 am

    You people gotta bust your last nuts no nut november is 2 and a half months away

  • Reply Chad Lin August 15, 2019 at 6:58 am

    thats why!

  • Reply ItzAdamIsNoob August 15, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Well, I guess Quagmire is doing pretty good…

  • Reply Frank Austin August 16, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Masturbation is not good. It will weaken you over time. And these channels are paid by porn industry so that their business keeps going.

  • Reply Moonlight io August 18, 2019 at 2:11 am

    how do women even masturbate is what i'm still trying to find out

    like there's nothing there to touch?

  • Reply vietnamxl August 18, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Mario Weiner are getting a bit harder

  • Reply xXDARKKINGXx 79 August 20, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Wait, you just exposed your self, 0:24, you said IT FEELS GOOD, sooo yoooooooo..

  • Reply Luiscake123 zZz August 20, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    I feel like I’m the only one who does it

  • Reply QualitySoda August 20, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Im imortal!!!!!!

  • Reply The WeirdOne August 21, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Perhaps

  • Reply Brush Jr August 22, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Me : mom I have blue balls
    Mom : OK Jack off
    Me: wish it worked

  • Reply Gacha Brownie_love August 23, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Yes..support..but..how will I tell my mom about this topic..she would beat. Me

  • Reply Son August 23, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    I think masturbating actually has certain drawbacks. Worse memory is one of them, at least for me

  • Reply Dud3 Toonz August 26, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Isn't this weird im watching this after I wacked it?

  • Reply abraham tsegay August 26, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Now he mentioned the positive side of it now let's jump to the negative one

  • Reply Perhxps_ August 27, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Lol when someone walks in the room
    Them: What are you doing?
    Me:getting rid of cancer

  • Reply Nayshon Long August 28, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Now I have a reason to tell my parents when I get caught😂

  • Reply Alison August 29, 2019 at 4:54 am

    i have no idea what masturbation feels like. i have never done it

  • Reply Swooper August 29, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    got caught masturbating by my mum. I got grounded. but I showed her this video. I still got grounded. only for a week tho lol

  • Reply sandip vadher August 30, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I quit masturbation.thanks a lot god

  • Reply ujqw August 30, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Just finished choking the chicken for the 7th time today

  • Reply Fichi _ August 31, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Finna nut while watching this

  • Reply Evanston Conner August 31, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    i think that ejaculation prevents prostrate cancer becuse there are less cells in that area

  • Reply Hammerboy360 September 1, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    When your mom comes in when your masterbait and tells you I see your being healthy 😆

  • Reply Woods September 1, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    nigga why is there a turtle jacking off lmaooooo

  • Reply Ryder 96 September 3, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Start NoFap
    Today

  • Reply Calalosan September 3, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    I feel sick whenver i dont masturbate

  • Reply Antonio Castro September 5, 2019 at 3:25 am

    HONEY ARE YOU POLISHING YOUR PEARL AGAIN????LOL

  • Reply PASTOR DOCTOR MARTIN SSEMPA September 5, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    1. Women are lying, all women masturbate.
    2. If your body wants to "improve the quality of your sperm" you will have nocturnal emissions. Masturbation is not necessary.
    3. Frequent masturbation also causes erectile dysfunction in males, and less sensitivity during intercourse in both males and females.
    4. Switching your hands won't help, you will have to stop masturbation altogether for a certain period of time to return to normal levels of arousal and sensitivity.

  • Reply shalashaska047 September 6, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Guys! We’re doing it! We’re DOING IT!!!!

  • Reply Jake Heider September 7, 2019 at 2:13 am

    yeh so im mormon and i kinda like perhaps do this and we arent suppose to do it because it is very bad but i think like all mormons do it so its wack. Im also smoking a lot of pot which is not ok but oh well. salvia is just insane.

  • Reply Randy Marsh September 8, 2019 at 4:16 am

    I’m religious, but if it’s so healthy, then why is it a sin?

  • Reply ceep September 9, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Yeah tell that to the dude who died on Valentine’s Day because of a heart attack to masturbating 30 times in one day lmao

  • Reply sayem ahmed September 9, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    i masturbate 4 time daily.

  • Reply I'm dead but still alive September 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Let's head to p*rn sites

  • Reply iLcSM _ September 10, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    P R O P A G A N D A

  • Reply Aaron Camacho September 11, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Is all the people in the comments masturbaters

  • Reply abhishek gahlot September 14, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    It basically destroys you

  • Reply Vess September 16, 2019 at 1:05 am

    No fingering February

  • Reply Christian memes September 16, 2019 at 1:29 am

    1:01 I'm fighting for my life

  • Reply Average Dude September 17, 2019 at 7:24 am

    FAP AWAY BOYS! FAP AWAY! ✊

  • Reply Morteza Seyedi September 17, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Hello
    There is lots of other sources that completely disagree with what said in this video.
    I think things said in this video is wrong…
    In addition you did not talked about soul effects nor mind effects
    In fact sexual activity is actually full of emotions…
    When you just do something on your "area" you just ignored all of that emotions that needs 2 person and makes relationships stronger…
    Rethink about it.

  • Reply DThe Goat September 17, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    So it’s ok

  • Reply Vəli Orucov September 18, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Masturbation is very bad for you. Don't believe this video.

  • Reply Paradox CrimZz September 18, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Wat the

  • Reply For the people Here September 18, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    I’ve never masturbated

  • Reply Dawid Jandzinski September 18, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    I’m addicted to it it’s like a drig

  • Reply Dank Memes September 19, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Where is the gang

  • Reply Dank Memes September 19, 2019 at 1:29 am

    2:30

  • Reply Terra white September 21, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Have you believed the gospel? The gospel is that Jesus died on the cross for your sins was buried and rose again the third day

  • Reply LeBeutiful Jackalyn September 21, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Have yourself a good 42 second night

  • Reply David Ramos September 23, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Me a 13 year old boy: Oh yeh, it’s all coming together

  • Reply Dogey Pup September 23, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Welp time for lefty to try it

  • Reply Sean Mhembere September 23, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Wtf I came here to find a good reason to not jack off as much as I do an do found more reasons to do it😭😭😭

  • Reply Kristian Kiki September 24, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Missing key information

  • Reply Err Err September 24, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    enjoy wet dreams if you dont fap…

  • Reply Hehe yea boii September 25, 2019 at 7:38 am

    MY BALLS IS SWEATING

  • Reply LostBoyAJ September 26, 2019 at 2:33 am

    My friend scared me because he said doing it increases your risk of cancer, but now after watching this and finding out it actually DECREASES your risk of getting cancer, I showed him and I’ve never seen anyone more embarrassed for being wrong

  • Reply Shiva Prasad Reddy September 26, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Polishing the pearl… Is caught my attention… 🤣🤣💋

  • Reply Amialythis September 26, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    "If it feels good, it is good. Learn to trust yourself." Alice in wonderland.

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