Why Is Masturbation So Taboo?

There are many rumors and taboos associated with masturbation.

Does it cause blindness? Does it cause hairy palms? Is it wrong? Is it unhealthy? Does it cause premature ejaculation?

Exploring the origin of the taboo behind masturbation and the scientific studies associated with it can lead to a clearer understanding of what masturbation is and what it definitely isn’t.

Why is masturbation so taboo? Could this be one of the reasons that so many men suffer from premature ejaculation?

Where did it go wrong?

Masturbation has been around since really, the dawn of time. Masturbation for women is relatively newer, but since man learned he had a penis, he learned what he could do with it. As humankind evolved, we evolved into a society with religion, morals and beliefs.

Some religions suggested that masturbation was wrong and that spilling one’s “seed” outside of procreation was a sin. This was generally because at that time in the world, cultures were looking to expand and bring about more and more people.

That ideation, however, didn’t stop when the world had enough (and more than enough) people in it. It’s a view that continues to be held today in certain cultures.

That in and of itself doesn’t mean that masturbation is wrong though. It’s up to you to decide whether morally, you believe that masturbation is something that makes you comfortable.

Scientifically, where does masturbation stand?

Studies done on masturbation show that 98% of men masturbate. It’s simply a fact of life.

Some of these men do it in secret and are shamed by it because of the culture that they grew up in while others accept it as a necessary but pleasurable activity. To others, it’s just no big deal and it happens.

Masturbation doesn’t cause hairy palms or blindness and is considered by many in the medical community to be a healthy way to reduce the testosterone levels in the body and release some of the day’s frustrations and aggravations.

Some studies have even shown that people who have three orgasms a week are known to have a life expectancy that is seven or eight years longer than someone who doesn’t have orgasms that often.

Does masturbation cause premature ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation is mainly caused by the physiological response to too much testosterone in the body. Ejaculation is one way to release it and when the time comes for an orgasm, it may end up happening too soon. This can happen during masturbation or during sexual intercourse, but masturbation isn’t to blame.

Someone who doesn’t masturbate at all may even have problems with premature ejaculation. If you find that you’re ejaculating too soon, whether you’re masturbating or having sexual intercourse, seek help from your doctor. He or she will have some questions to ask you and based on your answers, they’ll come up with a treatment plan for you.

While masturbation is becoming more widely accepted, some cultures and some individuals still hold outdated views on the subject. Science proves that masturbation is healthy and can even add spice to your sex life, release frustration and increase life expectancy.

If masturbation is something you enjoy, find the appropriate time and place for it and go for it! If it’s something that you’re comfortable with and that brings you pleasure, don’t let anyone else’s beliefs or morals get in your way. It only matters what you think!


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