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Masturbation – Some Benefits and Harmful Effects

August 15, 2022



Do you wonder about masturbation – what it means and its health effects?

Men and women can perform it, and there are different varieties of sex toys people may use for masturbation.

Masturbation may give you a sense of satisfaction – but are there any harmful effects?

For example, does masturbation cause mental health problems?

In addition – are there any health benefits to self-stimulation? And what about the risks of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?

So, in order to answer these questions, we put together a brief image tutorial about masturbation, the act of sexual self-stimulation.

Learn about more sexual health-related issues here:

Infogram – Masturbation Effects


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