I recently conducted a survey to better understand the male population’s attitude toward masturbation. Of course, it is a big ‘no-no’ topic in some cultures, but there is a lot of shame and stigma around it even in societies that accept it more openly. I wanted to find out if people were comfortable enough to talk about it without feeling embarrassed and what their views were on it.
When I brought the topic to the people I interviewed, accompanied by eye rolls and nervous laughter, I was pleasantly surprised by how open they were. I had the opportunity to talk to a few people who had never shared their thoughts on masturbation before – a unique experience!
One man I spoke to admitted that he felt guilty after masturbating and Penis Rings believed that it would bring him negative karma. Despite his belief, he still chose to do it from time to time and appreciated the fact there was no one to judge him for Penis Rings his choices.
The responses were varied – there were some who believed it was a ‘natural form of relaxation’, while others thought it was purely for ‘physical release’. Some even admitted to masturbating to cope with stress and others used it as a form of experimentation.
Many of the men I surveyed expressed that they used masturbation to gain a better understanding of their endurance, pleasure, and body. This makes sense as most men are not very sexually active and, therefore, need to be more aware of their own body in order to properly understand it.
All in all, many of the responses I received about male masturbation were positive and uplifting. People seemed to know that it was a healthy form of expression and that it was necessary for self-discovery. Most of them also felt that it was important to do it in private, due to various restrictions their society might place on them.
I was taken aback to find out that men, in general, viewed masturbation as a normal and healthy part of sexual development and exploration. So many of them felt that they were using it to better understand their bodies and even grow more comfortable in their own skin.
One thing I noticed during my survey was that male masturbation isn’t seen in the same light as female masturbation. There seems to be a stigma attached to male masturbation, while female masturbation is often viewed as empowering and liberating. This disparity needs to be addressed so that it is seen as equally beneficial for both genders.
Of course, there are still some people who are extremely against any kind of masturbation and some countries still have laws in place that criminalize the act. For example, in some areas of the Middle East, masturbation is still seen as a punishable offence – this is worrying if we are to ever hope for a more liberal society.
The overall attitude, however, towards male masturbation was quite open and accepting. Most of those I interviewed felt that there was nothing wrong with it and spoke positively and honestly about it. This is encouraging as it demonstrates the inevitable progress our society is making in regards to being open and accepting of different sexual behaviours and attitudes.