“It’s as natural as going to the bathroom or breathing air.”
This quote came directly from the director of female sexual medicine at the Center for Pelvic Medicine in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, Susan Kellogg-Spadt, PhD.
As taboo as this topic may be, it’s important for us all to recognize that masturbation is actually a normal physical function! With the stigma around masturbation leading to misinformation and flat-out lies, it’s time to set the record straight. Here are 7 myths that have resulted from years of stigma around self-pleasure. Surprised by any of these?
Myth 1: Too Much Masturbation Can Result In Erectile Dysfunction
This is false. According to Dr. Spadt, what may seem like erectile dysfunction is actually just us becoming used to a certain touch, be it from a vibrator or hand. With frequent