10 Weird Facts You Didn’t Know About Masturbation

Masturbation is the most unique activity in the world. Just about everyone that you know does it and it’s something that is never typically brought up in conversations. While some religious groups tend to look down upon masturbation, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. There are a lot of benefits to pleasuring yourself, such as preventing cancer. You no longer have to be ashamed — here are some crazy facts about the act that you probably didn’t know about.

More Frequent With Sex

Believe it or not, people masturbate more often when they’re having sex frequently compared to people who don’t have sex on a regular basis. People tend to crave it more when they’re able to get it while others tend to focus more on work and hobbies if they have to rely on masturbation.

Can’t Do It Too Much

According to the American Psychiatric Association, people can’t actually masturbate too much and cause myths such as blindness and stunted growth. Unless it gets in the way of work or relationships, there’s nothing wrong with it.

Prevents Prostate Cancer

If you’re a man over 50 years of age, you can actually help prevent prostate cancer by giving yourself masturbating frequently. Unfortunately, if you tend to do this a lot before 50 years of age, that may be a sign of a high sex drive — that means there’s a higher risk of prostate cancer.

Masturbation Prevents Diabetes

There’s still quite a few health benefits to jerking off. Notably, a study at the University of Sydney found that it decreases insomnia and helps prevent diabetes.

Animals Frequently Do It

You might not notice, but many different kinds of animals such as squirrels, deer, and monkeys all masturbate. Female monkeys are advanced enough to where they will find various objects to help as well.

Mark Twain Joked About It

All the way back in 1874, Twain actually gave a satirical lecture on masturbation. He did it to poke fun at religions’ banishment on the activity.

First Sex Domain

Gary Kremen is the very first guy that started the trend of pornography on the internet. Back in 1994, he registered the domain, sex.com. The website is now similar to the Pinterest layout and has various free pictures, gifs, and movies.

Everybody Does It

A whopping 94 percent of males admitted to masturbating in a public survey. That’s not counting men who don’t admit it and those who are asexual. Females who do the act aren’t as rare as you think — 85 percent said they did it in the same survey, and 53 percent of those women use toys.

Strong Fleshlight Business

Embarrassed to buy a fleshlight? Don’t be. Over seven million people around the world have buckled under the guilty pleasure and use something other than their hand when they want to tug away.

Celebrities Getting Caught

Paul Reubens, better known as Pee-Wee Herman, lost a lot of his fame as a child entertainer when he was caught masturbating in public in 1991. That was one of the first times that a celebrity was caught in the act in public.