become insecure about being “enough” for their partner. Every person has a different level of sexual desire (every level is in fact healthy and normal) and it’s important to acknowledge this.
Myth 4: Masturbation Is Not A Normal Part Of Sexual Development
It’s actually very normal. “It’s totally healthy for people of all ages,” as stated by Dr. Shuey. A study, which involved over 800 teenagers ages 14 to 17, found that 74% of males and over 48% of girls do masturbate. This study was published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Myth 5: Masturbation Will Make You Go Blind
This one may come as a shocker, but masturbation will not make anyone go blind! This myth has its roots in a time when people believed that sex was ONLY meant for procreation. Clearly, conception can’t be the result of a solo sex session, so masturbation was deemed problematic. “People also believed masturbation could lead to insanity, tuberculosis, hairy palms, and death,” said Dr. Shuey. “Obviously, none of these things are true.”
Myth 6: You Can Masturbate Too Much
Now there’s a very thin line here! If masturbation is used as a means to escape problems in life and in a relationship, then it can be excessive. If it begins to