People have been masturbating since the dawn of time, and it’s a perfectly normal stress-relief activity, even though it’s still somewhat of a taboo in modern society. Myths about male masturbation, like most other myths, withstood the test of time because some of them sound believable. On top of that, it’s no secret that some conservative parents tend to scare their children with these silly myths in order to discourage them from exploring their sexuality and body. 

We have made a list of the most commonly used misconceptions about male solo sex in order to break this invisible shroud and the notion of masturbation being somehow bad or detrimental to your body and mental health. 

Myths About Masturbation

If you’re worried about masturbation and its alleged consequences, take a moment to check out some of the myths we’ve debunked in this article – 

Masturbation is the First Step to Sex Addiction 

It doesn’t take long to run into this particular myth, which is, of course, completely false. The primary reason why it’s a silly misconception is that sexuality is an individual thing rather than a hard-written constant. Everyone is different in what they like or don’t like sexually, so it’s pointless to toss everyone together into a single group. 

For instance, some people masturbate once a week, whereas others masturbate once every few hours. That does not mean that the latter group of individuals is more prone to becoming addicted to sex (or masturbation). With that being said, while myths about too much masturbation might be unsound, too much of anything can lead to some issues. As long as your jerkoff habits aren’t interfering with other things in your life, you should be fine. 

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Masturbation is a Form of Cheating 

This is yet another ridiculous misconception usually parroted by people with questionable beliefs. Needless to say, masturbation is definitely not a form of cheating on your partner. In fact, it’s a rather healthy activity, and many people use masturbation for stress relief. That doesn’t mean they aren’t satisfied with their partner or are perhaps planning on breaking up with their significant other. It simply means people like to give themselves a hand from time to time if you know what we mean. 

Masturbation Will Hurt Your Fertility

No, it won’t. Au contraire! It’s actually good for you to clear out old sperm, especially if you’re planning on making babies. In case you’re not interested in trying to conceive, there are zero reasons to worry about the non-existent detrimental effects of frequent masturbation on your sperm, it simply isn’t true. When it comes to myths and facts masturbation, this particular one takes the cake for being one of the most ridiculous, and quite frankly – hilarious. 

You Will Experience Guilt

Unlike the previous myths we’ve covered, this one isn’t so benevolent and humorous. It’s actually a real problem, especially for some people who worry that jerking off is in conflict with their religious or cultural beliefs. 

If you’re dealing with this particular problem, the best way to relieve yourself of potential shame and guilt is to consult a therapist, or better yet – talk to your partner. As far as we are concerned, there is nothing wrong with beating your meat from time to time, but we also understand that it might not be so simple for people who have strong beliefs, whether religious, cultural, or spiritual. 

It’s Wrong to Masturbate if You’re in a Relationship

This myth is vaguely connected with our #2 myth, but it certainly deserves its own paragraph. First of all, it’s not wrong to masturbate if you’re in a relationship. In fact, you can have masturbation sessions with your partner during which you both beat your meat while looking at each other, and feeling the incredible tension in the room. 

With that being said, some people truly do believe it’s wrong to jerk off if you’re in a relationship because it might be seen as a sign of dissatisfaction with your sex life. However, most of that is not true, and you shouldn’t be worried if your partner likes to masturbate from time to time. 

There are Correct and Incorrect Ways to Masturbate

No, there aren’t. You can play with yourself any way you like as long as you feel good. There are plenty of blog masturbation articles out there that tend to favor only one or two ways of beating your meat, but don’t listen to them. Do whatever makes you happy, and don’t hesitate to experiment with different ways, methods, and even toys during your wanking sessions. Having a stress relief masturbation session is sometimes better than actually having sex! 

Man Lying on the Couch and Holding His Hand Near Open Fly on His Jeans

It Will Make Your Penis Larger/Smaller 

It has been proven time after time that masturbation, no matter how frequent, will not affect the size of your penis. Most penis enlargement techniques and stretching methods are not effective, and some of them can even have harmful side-effects, including loss of blood flow and sensation in the groin area. Rather than striving towards some elusive dream of having a big dick, you should focus on bettering your sexual mechanics with what you’ve got. True maestros know that size doesn’t really matter at the end of the day. 

Do What Makes You Happy

Now that we’ve covered some of the popular myths, it’s time to focus on what really matters – doing what makes you happy. If you like to jerk off five times a day and it makes you happy, go ahead and continue doing it. If you’re worried about the mythical consequences of masturbation, don’t be, it’s harmless. 

What do you think about our list? Did we miss something? Leave us a comment and let us know! If you’d like to read more about similar subjects, take a moment to check out some of our other articles!