Masturbation, top five facts part two

Masturbation, top five facts (part 2)

By Steph Haase December 20, 06:00 am
Masturbation – we’ve covered it before – but it’s a big topic! So here are five more top facts. Did you know that the British government promotes masturbation? Or that masturbation can cure a common penis problem? And what is a Masturbate-a-thon?


Can you masturbate too much?

It's okay to masturbate regularly. Even if it's more than once a day, it's not a problem. There is a limit – but it’s not about the number of times. If masturbation gets in the way of your daily activities, and you can't go to school or work or meet friends, it can be considered too much, experts say. But only very, very few people have this problem. If you are worried about masturbating too much, you can always talk to your doctor or another health expert you trust.

Masturbating each other

You can also masturbate together with your partner, which is a form of so-called ‘outercourse’ (having sex without intercourse). Ask your partner what he or she likes and watch the body language closely. Sighing and moaning and heavy breathing are good signs! It's important to know that all guys and girls are different and what might have worked yesterday or with another partner might not be a turn on this time. If you are unsure what to do, ask your partner to show you what gets them going and help you.

Prevent a common penis problem

Remember that we said masturbation is good for your health? Well, it can even prevent an unpleasant penis condition! Prostatorrhea is a problem mostly seen in men who for religious reasons don’t masturbate or have sex. The men will notice discharge from their penis while peeing. Doctors reckon that all it is seminal fluid – it’s so bottled up it literally starts leaking out! Young men can get sexually excited several times a day – whether they want to or not. Then the male genital glands start secreting fluid. These secretions build up and if they’re not released through ejaculation, they’ll seep out during urination.

Fortunately, there's an easy 'cure' for prostatorrhea: masturbation!


Masturbate-a-thon is an event in which participants masturbate in order to raise money for charity. They want to increase the awareness and clear the shame and taboos around masturbation too. It was a San Francisco sex shop that first came up with the idea, but now there are editions held around the world.

The event also gives away some awards – the current record holder for non-masturbation pleasured himself for an impressive 10 hours and 10 minutes. Women seem to have less endurance: their record lies at 7 hours, 6 minutes.

And the furthest distance ever covered with ejaculation? 4.22 meters! Fancy taking on that challenge? (For the record, anything from dribble to super-squirt is normal.)

An orgasm a day

Some European countries, like the UK and the Netherlands, encourage teenagers to masturbate daily. They say that it's a healthy way to explore your sexuality. Health officials claim it helps teenagers to delay first time sex until they are really ready. The UK officials are also trying to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies by promoting masturbation. They say that just like exercising a few times a week, masturbating will keep you happy and healthy!

Read also: Masturbation: Tips and Tricks

Do you have any masturbation facts or stories you want to share. Leave a comment below or join the discussion on Facebook.

Did you learn something new?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 08:46 am
Effect of it please!Am the victim! Is there possibility of gtng achild?Coz no sperm at all! Bt at 1st it was high. Can iget the way of talking to u live?Or immediate feedback? Am ancious
Hi Kongozoa, effects: sexual satisfaction, lower stress levels, happy feelings. And yes, it's possible to get a child. If it wasn't, humankind what have died out a long time ago. But, it seems that there is something unusual in you, since you don't see any semen on orgasm. Please talk to a doctor about this. It can be a sign of illnesses like diabetes, or conditions like retrograde ejaculation (where your semen flows in your bladder other than coming out). if you would like to talk to someone, please feel free to call our partners, one2one hotline, at 1190. That number is free if you call from a Safaricom line. Good luck!
Hi: 1) hw can some stop musturbation. 2) some docters hv proved it true dt musturbation cn make u barren is it true?
Hi Cruz, there is no scientific proof whatsoever that masturbation makes you infertile. If that was the case, sex would you make you infertile, too. As for your first question: why would you want to stop, when masturbation is a perfectly normal, healthy act? Does it cause you any problems?
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 08:39 pm
My husband is not satisfying me in bed so I master burt. And I like it so when we make it love I don't feel him any more so is there any addiction to it
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