Masturbation()is theof one’s ownforor other sexual pleasure, usually to the point of.The stimulation may involve hands, fingers, everyday objects,such as, or combinations of these.is masturbation with a,and may include manual stimulation of a partner’s genitals (or a),or be used as a form of.
Masturbation is frequent in both sexes and at any age. Various medical and psychological benefits have been attributed to a healthy attitude toward sexual activity in general and to masturbation in particular. Norelationship is known between masturbation and any form of mental or physical disorder.In the, masturbation in private or with a partner is generally considered a normal and healthy part of sexual enjoyment.
Masturbation has been depicted in art since prehistoric times, and is both mentioned and discussed in very early writings. In the 18th and 19th centuries, some European theologians and physicians described it as “heinous”, “deplorable”, and “hideous”, but during the 20th century, thesegenerally declined. There has been an increase in discussion and portrayal of masturbation in art, popular music, television, films, and literature. Today, religions vary in theirof masturbation; some view it as a spiritually detrimental practice, some see it as not spiritually detrimental, and others take aview. The legal status of masturbation has also varied through history and masturbation in public is illegal in most countries.has been observed in many species, both in the wild and in captivit