misconception about men’s masturbating habits

misconception about men’s masturbating habits

A study highlighted by Michael Shelton in Psychology Today, found a great misconception about men’s masturbating habits is that if they’re in a sexually healthy relationship, they’ll masturbate less. However this isn’t the case.

“Masturbation isn’t a feeble substitute for sex with a partner — a common belief I hear often in treatment. If this were true, men and women who have active sex lives would be expected to masturbate less frequently than persons without partners, yet research finds little correlation between frequency of masturbation and frequency of intercourse.


For the masturbator with a strict routine, it seems, even frequent sex with a new partner isn’t enough to derail a schedule once it’s firmly entrenched: If you’re a once-before-going-to-sleep kind of guy, that’s probably going to continue even if you’ve spent all weekend in bed with someone else.

Shelton goes on to highlight another study, which found college students who masturbated frequently also had sex more frequently. “While masturbation may indeed be a substitute for single people and those whose partners eschew sexual activity,” he concludes, “it is also an integral behavior in the sexual repertoire for many who already have satisfying sex lives.”

So people who masturbate a lot don’t necessarily do it because they can’t get sex — they just really like doing it.

Recommended Further Reading : https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/sex-life-the-american-male/201309/the-impact-masturbation-romantic-relationships

2 thoughts on “misconception about men’s masturbating habits”

  1. I masturbate using my imagination as i do so. The use of my erotic imagination makes me very hard indeed. There can be a high orgasmic response from my cock when I do so.
    Masturbation is a pleasure and should not be neglected.

  2. If you have a high sex drive, you’ll do more of both. I often find myself masturbating just because my significant other has a lower sex drive. (One reason she lets me jerk off with other guys.)

    But remember, the most important thing is not how much, but how close you are to each other.

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