Masturbation

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Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one's own genitals for sexual arousal or other sexual pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm.wikipedia
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Religious views on masturbation

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Today, religions vary in their views of masturbation; some view it as a spiritually detrimental practice, some see it as not spiritually detrimental, and others take a situational view. The sexual stimulation of one's own genitals has been interpreted variously by different religions, the subject of legislation, social controversy, activism, as well as intellectual study in sexology.
Among the world's religions, views on masturbation vary widely.

Orgasm

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Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one's own genitals for sexual arousal or other sexual pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm. This type of stimulation is typically all that is required to achieve orgasm and ejaculation.
Sexual stimulation can be by self-practice (masturbation) or with a sex partner (penetrative sex, non-penetrative sex, or other sexual activity).

Anal masturbation

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Masturbation involves touching, pressing, rubbing, or massaging a person's genital area, either with the fingers or against an object such as a pillow; inserting fingers or an object into the vagina or anus (see anal masturbation); and stimulating the penis or vulva with an electric vibrator, which may also be inserted into the vagina or anus.
Anal masturbation is an erotic stimulation focusing on the anus and rectum.

Fingering (sexual act)

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Mutual masturbation is masturbation with a sexual partner, and may include manual stimulation of a partner's genitals (fingering or a handjob), or be used as a form of non-penetrative sex.
Fingering may be performed on oneself (masturbation) or by or with a sexual partner.

Personal lubricant

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Both sexes sometimes apply lubricants to reduce friction.
Personal lubricants (colloquially termed lube) are specialized lubricants used during human sexual acts such as intercourse and masturbation to reduce friction to or between the penis and vagina, anus or other body parts or applied to sex toys to reduce friction or to ease penetration.

Vibrator (sex toy)

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Masturbation involves touching, pressing, rubbing, or massaging a person's genital area, either with the fingers or against an object such as a pillow; inserting fingers or an object into the vagina or anus (see anal masturbation); and stimulating the penis or vulva with an electric vibrator, which may also be inserted into the vagina or anus. The stimulation may involve hands, fingers, everyday objects, sex toys such as vibrators, or combinations of these.
Vibrators may be recommended by sex therapists for women who have difficulty reaching orgasm through masturbation or intercourse.

Sexual stimulation

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Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one's own genitals for sexual arousal or other sexual pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm.
Stimulation can be by self (e.g., masturbation) or by a sexual partner (sexual intercourse or other sexual activity), by use of objects or tools, or by some combination of these methods.

Vagina

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Masturbation involves touching, pressing, rubbing, or massaging a person's genital area, either with the fingers or against an object such as a pillow; inserting fingers or an object into the vagina or anus (see anal masturbation); and stimulating the penis or vulva with an electric vibrator, which may also be inserted into the vagina or anus.
Additionally, the hymen may be lacerated by disease, injury, medical examination, masturbation or physical exercise.

Euphemism

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A large variety of other euphemisms and dysphemisms exist which describe masturbation.

Frig (word)

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Terms such as playing with yourself, pleasuring oneself and slang such as wanking, jerking off, and frigging are common.
The word can be used as a euphemism for fuck or to refer to masturbation or sexual intercourse.

Dildo

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Masturbation aids such as a vibrator, dildo, or Ben Wa balls can also be used to stimulate the vagina and clitoris.
A dildo is a sex toy, often explicitly phallic in appearance, intended for sexual penetration or other sexual activity during masturbation or with sex partners.

Sexual fantasy

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Reading or viewing pornography, sexual fantasies, or other erotic stimuli may lead to a desire for sexual release such as by masturbation.
Sexual fantasy is frequent during masturbation, although this may be truer for men than for women.

Ejaculation

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This type of stimulation is typically all that is required to achieve orgasm and ejaculation.
Penile sexual stimulation during masturbation or vaginal, anal, oral, or non-penetrative sexual activity may provide the necessary stimulus for a man to achieve orgasm and ejaculation.

Clitoris

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Female masturbation involves the stroking or rubbing of a woman's vulva, especially her clitoris, with an index or middle fingers, or both.
Studies suggest that knowledge of its existence and anatomy is scant in comparison with that of other sexual organs, and that more education about it could help alleviate social stigmas associated with the female body and female sexual pleasure; for example, that the clitoris and vulva in general are visually unappealing, that female masturbation is taboo, or that men should be expected to master and control women's orgasms.

Edging (sexual practice)

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This "stop and go" build-up, known as "edging", can achieve even stronger orgasms.
Orgasm control can involve either sex partner being in control of the other partner's orgasm, or a person delaying their own orgasm during sexual activity with a partner or by masturbation.

Circumcision

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Male masturbation techniques may differ between males who have been circumcised and those who have not. Doctor John Harvey Kellogg and Rev. Sylvester Graham were among those who proposed that circumcision and eating a bland, meatless diet would curb masturbation.
For adults, topical anesthesia, ring block, dorsal penile nerve block (DPNB) and general anesthesia are all options, and the procedure requires four to six weeks of abstinence from masturbation or intercourse to allow the wound to heal.

Human penis

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Suggested derivations include an unattested word for penis, *mazdo, cognate with Greek mézea μέζεα, "genitals", or alternatively a corruption of an unattested *manusturpare ("to defile with the hand"), by association with turbare "to disturb".
This increase in the number of sperm a male produces in response to sperm competition is not observed for masturbatory ejaculates.

Joycelyn Elders

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Support for such a view and for making masturbation part of the American sex education curriculum, led to the dismissal of US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders during the Clinton administration.
Elders is best known for her frank discussion of her views on controversial issues such as drug legalization, masturbation and distributing contraception in schools.

Masturbation cream

To avoid friction, irritation and soreness from this resulting friction, some may prefer to use a personal lubricant, masturbation cream, or saliva.
Masturbation cream or masturbation creme is a personal lubricant designed to optimize sensation during the act of male masturbation.

Satyr

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In ancient Greek pottery, satyrs are often depicted masturbating.
They are sometimes shown masturbating or engaging in bestiality.

Sexual arousal

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Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one's own genitals for sexual arousal or other sexual pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm.
Age of first masturbation has been used as a measure to assess sexual development.

Non-penetrative sex

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Mutual masturbation is masturbation with a sexual partner, and may include manual stimulation of a partner's genitals (fingering or a handjob), or be used as a form of non-penetrative sex.
Mutual masturbation (also called manual intercourse) usually involves the manual stimulation of genitals by two or more people who stimulate themselves or one another.

Human sexuality

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The sexual stimulation of one's own genitals has been interpreted variously by different religions, the subject of legislation, social controversy, activism, as well as intellectual study in sexology.
Other aspects of human sexuality, such as sexual satisfaction, incidence of oral sex, and attitudes toward homosexuality and masturbation, show little to no observed difference between males and females.

John Harvey Kellogg

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Doctor John Harvey Kellogg and Rev. Sylvester Graham were among those who proposed that circumcision and eating a bland, meatless diet would curb masturbation.
John Harvey Kellogg (February 26, 1852 – December 14, 1943) was an American medical doctor, nutritionist, inventor, health activist, anti-masturbation advocate, and businessman.

Penile fracture

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A male whose penis is bluntly traumatized during intercourse or masturbation may, rarely, sustain a penile fracture or develop Peyronie's disease.
It is caused by rapid blunt force to an erect penis, usually during vaginal intercourse, or aggressive masturbation.