1. Everything You Need to Know About Daily Masturbation

    Everything You Need to Know About Daily Masturbation

    Like with all aspects of sex, there are many weird and wonderful myths surrounding masturbation.

    Whether it's the potentially plausible (upsetting your natural sex drive) or the downright odd (hello, hairy palms!), everyone's got a view on frequent fapping.

    But when you think about it, solo sex is actually one of the safest kinds of sex. There are no worries about contraception, and who knows more about what you like than, well, you?

    Read on for many of the things that are commonly believed about frequent masturbation, and whether they are true or not.



    What A Daily Solo Session Could Do for You

    For those of you that enjoy frequent 'alone time', here's a list of benefits you're undoubtedly reaping right now:

    • Better knowledge of your own body and what you enjoy in the bedroom.
    • Increased confidence and positive body image. We love self-assured Kings and Queens!
    • The flood of endorphins that are released post-orgasm help promote deeper sleep – and we all need our beauty sleep.
    • Whatever gender you are, masturbation is great for keeping those pelvic floor muscles toned.
    • Masturbating during your period can be a source of natural pain relief.
    • Masturbating reduces stress. We can't think of a better way to chill out, can you?

    In the overwhelming majority of cases, the answer is no, it is not dangerous to masturbate every day. Having such a strong connection with your own body is amazing, it shouldn't be a source of fear or shame.

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    What Daily Masturbation Won't Do

    It's safe to say that masturbation won't:

    • Affect your eyesight or make you go completely blind
    • Give you hairy palms
    • Make you infertile
    • Cause acne
    • Make you 'perverted'
    • Cause your penis to shrink
    • Turn women 'hysterical' or cause mental illness
    • Make you gay

    All the above statements are myths. That last one is a hoot. Wanking doesn't change the gender you fancy – that part of you is already pre-programmed, baby!

    For more fap-myths, check out 15 Things People Believe About Masturbation (That Just Aren't True).


    Is Masturbating Every Day Ok?

    By masturbating, you're taking control of your own sexuality and that's brilliant.

    If you masturbate every day and you don't notice any downsides (such as physical pain, not wanting to do anything but masturbate, or a decline in your partnered sexual performance), then everything sounds good to us!

    It's really all about you feeling happy and healthy.

    Some people don't particularly enjoy masturbating, or just naturally have a low sex drive.

    On the other hand (pun intended), some people can't get enough of masturbating and love engaging in a bit of sexual self-care. You do you!


    Audrey Andrews is a student blogger for Lovehoney. In her spare time she loves to do craft, but would not advise knitting your own condoms.

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    Comments (8)

    • UKdrew: April 09, 2020 14:10
      Great well written article - I love Daily Masturbation almost (I said almost) better than sex! lol In this lockdown, I would just be nice to chat and share thoughts and fantasies with others online too - decreasing the boredom
    • Pete: April 16, 2020 14:14
      well written and well informed. I have no partner so self love is all i have. I havent got any male toys as their is not many out there for straight males. I used to write erotic stories for my partner she used to give me senarios of what she fantasised about we both used to get so turned on but since she passed away last year i havent done anything
    • UKdrew: April 16, 2020 14:39
      Hi Pete, I only bought male toys as I had heard some much about them and frankley want see what they were all about and try one or two. Ti be honest, all male toys are for bi/gay and straight males - you really dont have to be bi or gay to want to have a go, and experiment with them? Give them a go, read some review and see - a) no one will know you bought them, b) No one is going to judge you and c) LH offer and fantastic service which you can retun if you dont like them. Good luck and stay safe :o)
    • Pete: April 16, 2020 14:41
      @ukdrew hello thank you .. i do keep looking
    • UKdrew: April 16, 2020 14:44
      what did you find? May I ask?
    • Pete: April 16, 2020 14:53
      i didnt find anything to be honest
    • Redrhua: April 16, 2020 21:13
      I have to say masturbation for a straight single female has kept me sane on many occasions and also taught me a lot about my likes and dislikes and a great stress reducer
    • UKdrew: April 17, 2020 14:59
      Well, i totally agree, its a very safe, enjoyable way to work out stress and develop fantasies too. What not to like - its not a bi/gay or St8 thing, its just life! lol

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