Common Myths About Masturbation

Common Myths About Masturbation

We have all heard (and maybe even believed) the old wives’ tales regarding masturbation. Some people say too much of it causes hairy palms, infertility, and the most ridiculous of all - blindness!

These are some of the more ridiculous myths about masturbation that have mostly been debunked by simple logic. But there are many more common myths that still exist today. It’s time we put these misconceptions to rest by exposing them. By doing so, we can embrace the incredible power of self-love and masturbation.

 Myth 1: Masturbation is For Men Only

Women love to masturbate too! The idea that men are more obsessed with sex and masturbation is an old narrative that has been disproven over and over again. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Intimacy and self-pleasure is a part of self-care that should be enjoyed by everyone. Sex toy technology has come a long way and there are so many different adult products to choose from. Embrace exploring your pleasure, no matter your gender. Everyone loves to masturbate.

Myth 2: Masturbation with Toys Desensitizes You 

There’s a very common worry that vibrators shouldn’t be used because they can permanently desensitize you to pleasure. We are happy to report that this is not true. After extended use on a high setting with a vibrator, a numbing effect can take place but this is entirely temporary! Regular use of vibrating toys causes no long-term effects on your sensitivity. Some people report that using toys allows them to become

even more sensitive and find new ways to make pleasure easier. There are so many different toys out there with unique features that work better on some people than others. It’s all about finding the toys that work best for you, that bring out the best pleasure from your body.

Myth 3: You Shouldn’t Masturbate If You’re In A Relationship

Masturbation is the personal time where you can connect with yourself and learn about what pleases you. Masturbation does not mean that you are not attracted to your partner or you don’t want to have sex with them. Beyond the pleasure of an orgasm, masturbation can help with stress, sleep, and overall happiness and should be embraced. There is no reason to feel guilty about masturbation or that it’s a betrayal to your partner. You both deserve the gift of some private self-care!

Myth 4: Masturbation Has to be Done Alone

 Wrong! Bringing sex toys into the bedroom with your partner and masturbating with your partner can be an enhanced sexual experience. Try teasing each other and masturbating in front of each other for a little bit as you build up to the main event. The anticipation adds another level to your playtime!

Beyond that, sex toys bring the possibility of new sensations that can enhance your connection with your partner as you explore new things that you like together! Masturbation and sex go hand in hand. Having this knowledge can help strengthen your relationships and allow for more gratifying experiences.

Overall, masturbation is about your pleasure and isn’t something to be shamed out of. Don’t let any of these myths hold you back from your sexual freedom. There is so much you can learn about yourself when you explore your own body and open your mind to new things.