“Masturbation: the primary sexual activity of mankind. In the nineteenth century it was a disease; in the twentieth it's a cure.” – Thomas Szasz
Historically, masturbation has been viewed as an immoral activity capable of causing a wide range of negative health effects, including everything from blindness to hairy palms to insanity. Warnings about the dire personal health consequences of self-stimulation persist even today--but is there any truth to them? Not so much. In fact, research suggests quite the opposite. For a brief summary of what the science of self-love has revealed, check out the video below, which dispels some of the most common myths and misconceptions out there. For a closer look at some of the most interesting research to date suggesting that there might be potential health benefits of masturbation, check out this article.
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