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8 important questions the internet has about masturbation

“Will it make my hands hairy?”

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MAY IS INTERNATIONAL Masturbation Month.

You might think that in 2015, people would have gotten the hang of masturbation, but no. Instead, the internet is full of questions about it.


1. Will it make your hands hairy?

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One of the more persistent myths about masturbation is that it can leave menfolk with hairy palms.

Worry not, fellas–if you have hairy palms, it’s nothing to do with masturbation and probably the result of a medical condition you should get checked out.

2. Can it cause you to lose your sight?

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Yet another myth that crops up time and time again, but it is just that — a myth.

3. Can it make you infertile?

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Another myth is that too much masturbation may make men infertile, which is a pretty scary prospect for anyone hoping to start a family.

The Mayo Clinic states, however, that there is no concrete evidence to support this claim.

Frequent male masturbation isn’t likely to have much effect on your ability to get your partner pregnant.

So there you are now.

4. Is it normal for girls/women to do it?

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Yes, it’s completely normal!

In fact, a poll conducted by Bondara in 2013 found that 62% of women masturbate at least three times a week.

5. So, how often is too often?

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Well, there’s no definitive number of how often is too often.

But if you have injured yourself whilst doing it or find yourself thinking about it compulsively, you might have a problem on your hands.

6. What are the effects of it?

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Well, it doesn’t have any negative effects, if that’s what you’re worried about. As sexologist, Gloria Brame, told Men’s Health, “It’s healthier than brushing your teeth every day.”

In fact, going for an occasional solo run can actually have positive side-effects for both men and women. It can help you sleep, reduce the risk of prostate cancer, reduce the risk of UTIs and increase self-esteem.

You’re welcome.

7. What does the Bible say about it all?

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The Bible actually doesn’t explicitly mention masturbation anywhere. Instead, it contains several unfavourable references to sexual immorality, which may or may not include masturbation.


8. What should you do if your mother catches you?

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Just avoid eye contact with her for the rest of your life, tbh.

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