Masturbation is a taboo subject. There's usually a stigma of guilt and embarrassment surrounding it. As a result, nobody discusses or admits to it, and it's often something you're expected to keep to yourself.
However, masturbation is a form of sexual exploration and allows you to learn about your body and finding out your limits regarding intimacy with other people.
Also, the sexual release from an orgasm has many health benefits, including relieving stress, helping you relax, better sleep, boosting your mood, and relieving menstrual cramps and muscle tension in women. Not to mention that when you have an orgasm, your body releases endorphins - also known as the 'happy hormone' - that block pain and make you feel good.
When people think of masturbation, it's usually connected to something shameful that horny teenage boys do in their bedrooms, but that couldn't be far from the truth.
According to a study from PubMed Central, 27 to 40 per cent of adult women and 41 to 65 per cent of adult men reported masturbating within the past month.
Some people do it only once in a while, while others do it more frequently, while others choose not to do it.
Everyone experiences sexual tension, and masturbation is a natural and healthy thing to do.
Some professionals even encourage self-pleasure, saying masturbation should be added to your self-care routine. And with all the benefits you can get from an orgasm, you don't need to wait for a partner to experience the sensations of sexual pleasure.
Sexual tension is a natural feeling, so the release to deal with it should be just as natural.