Peace with masturbation Dismiss the stigma attached to masturbation.

People in early recovery from alcoholism, addiction and codependency are often advised to avoid new relationships that involve emotional ups and downs. These people may also be fearful of masturbation to relieve the natural urges and processes of being human.

This article puts to rest some of the guilt and shame generating myths that we may have in our heads.

Masturbation still gets a bad rap in society, probably because it is a private behavior rarely shared or discussed in public with even the closest of friends. But masturbation is a normal part of sexuality in people, even if they are involved in a relationship with another person. In this article we answer the top ten myths regarding masturbation.

  1. Does masturbation cause blindness?
  2. Do spouses continue to masturbate after marriage?
  3. Why are people so embarrassed about masturbation?
  4. Why do women often have trouble reaching orgasm during intercourse?
  5. How much masturbation is too much?
  6. What do I tell my “touchy” toddler?
  7. Will eating Kellogg’s cornflakes make me stop doing it?
  8. Is shower massager masturbation okay?
  9. Can masturbation help me learn to have an orgasm?
  10. Should I tell my partner that I masturbate?


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