Do masturbation and sex provide the same pleasure?

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Introduction

The human body has its own complications. Apart from its structure, and functioning, many other factors need to be understood and taken into consideration with the equal amount of sensitivity.

As far as human physical desires are concerned, physical desires are something that makes their own way. Be it through self or your partner.

Now without directly jumping over the conclusions, let us first understand some basic points to get the basic understanding of the crux of our point of discussion –

For many of us, masturbation is something that appears in our mind as a risky and unsafe way of getting pleasure for ourselves. But up to what extent is this myth prominent not just in our minds but in reality as well?

Things to Know About Masturbation and Sex

1. The act of pleasuring yourself is one such topic which faces most questions not just on a personal scenario but from the perspective of society as a whole. Masturbating to pleasure self is one thing, engaging in sexual activities with your partner is another thing and both come with their own ups and downs.
 
2. Another thing that needs to be understood here is that both masturbation and sexual intercourse with your partner is that both the methods have your own associated risks and benefits as well.
 
3. If we talk about health benefits, studies and research shows that going through sexual intercourse brings a lot of health benefits with it as well apart from the exchange of pleasure between you and your partner.
 
4. Let us take things in hand sequence wise. Let us first look at the various health and personal health benefits that masturbation comes with.

Health and sociological benefits of masturbation

Benefits of Masturbation
  • Masturbation can be done using various methods like touching your genitals using your own hands, doing things accordingly, using sex toys fingers or even preferring a combination of all these self-pleasuring things.
  • It is important to be noted that masturbation and sexual intercourse affect your body in different ways. The impact is not the same as it is in the case of the other one.
  • It might get difficult to accept that most people do masturbate even if they don’t confess it in front of anyone. It is common for people of any gender or age to find themselves masturbating. Masturbation is completely normal and ok but should be done with strict privacy as sexual intercourse is done.
  • Masturbation comes with both mental and physical benefits. As far as physical benefits are concerned, when you masturbate you have an orgasm on your own self due to which your body releases endorphins, a hormone that blocks pain and stress ultimately, making you feel good and relaxed.
  • It releases sexual tension and reduces stress which helps you in having a better sleep. In females, it helps in relieving menstrual cramps and releasing muscle tension which is another benefit that should not be missed out at all.
  • It strengthens muscles tone in your pelvic area and the anal area which helps you in figuring out what do you exactly prefer and like sexually. Now, this benefit is associated with sexual intercourse as well. Not directly but indirectly. Reason being that once you understand and figure out your sexual preferences, that what you actually can have and want to have in sexual intercourse, things might get clear and easy for you next time you get engaged in sexual intercourse with a partner.
  • Now when we say you get to figure out what your sexual preferences are, you might get to know where do exactly want to get touched what amount of pressure makes you feel good and other related factors which are normal and ok to have an emphasis on.
  • Doing sexual activities on your own makes you even comfortable with yourself learning how and what amount of orgasm you actually can and want to have. It opens up your bottled knowledge about self. Masturbation empowers you in many ways. It makes you even more comfortable with your own body and most importantly intimate actions.


5. Apart from all the things, sexual intercourse is associated with many risks like infections, unwanted pregnancy, and STDs. If unsafe sex is practiced, it may make way for many risky things that can lead to major health issues.
 
However, it is always dependent on a person what should be preferable for him/her. Masturbation and sex do differ in many aspects but still, masturbation is a much less risky option in comparison to the other one. Although, preferences can differ from person to person!