Myth: Masturbation causes acne
Masturbation is the cause of acne is a common myth that usually arises in the teenage years - which is where this misconception stems from.
Teenagers go through huge changes in hormone levels during puberty, including an increase in testosterone levels, which means your body produces more sebum, an oily substance secreted from the sebaceous glands. Sebum protects your skin, but if you have too much sebum, your pores can become clogged and acne may develop.
So masturbation does not cause acne at all. There is no link between masturbation and sebum production, and you can get acne whether you masturbate or not.
In fact, a 10-year study from the Royal Edinburgh Hospital showed that orgasms can actually make your skin look better and increase blood flow.
Myth: Masturbation reduces sensitivity
The targets of masturbation's fear-mongering tend to be women, who since time immemorial and the birth of patriarchy have been forced to occupy the most innocent, asexual, and naive person.
A long-held belief among women is that excessive masturbation, especially using a vibrator, can make you less sensitive, making it more difficult to have sex with your partner in the future.
This is untrue.
Even if you hit your clitoris with a bullet shock twice a day for the next 10 years, you'd still be able to enjoy sex with another person and reach orgasm.
This misconception comes from the very logical idea that too much friction kills nerve endings, which means you need stronger vibrations or movements to achieve the same level of pleasure - which means regular hands can't do this a little.
Technically, this is true because if you fell off a motorcycle and received severe gravel burns, the nerve endings in that area may be less sensitive after you recover.
But it's not possible to achieve this with just a vibrator or your hands.
Masturbation has repeatedly been credited with making sex better , not worse.
It forces you to become intimately familiar with your body and genitals, which means you'll be able to better understand what works for you and what doesn't.
Myth: People in happy relationships don’t masturbate
This statement makes sense, but remains undoubtedly untrue.
A reasonable assumption is that if you are dissatisfied with your sexual experiences, you may rely more on masturbation, and those who are sexually dissatisfied may prefer the comfort of a vibrator to a penis.
But masturbating doesn't mean you're unhappy in your relationship, or that your sexual desires aren't being fulfilled.
Exploring your body is undoubtedly a good thing, and as mentioned above, knowing what you like and don't like will make sex better, not worse.
In fact, in one study, 268 volunteers were asked to share their thoughts on each other's masturbation—that is, hanging out together.
Mutual masturbation may increase a couple's sexual performance and improve sexual satisfaction, according to research published in the Journal of Sexual Health. "