Yes,this is absolutely serious. Masturbation is good for your health.
One thing that should be taken care of is that it should never become an obsessive disorder.

If you can control that, then there is no harm in doing it.
In fact, many sexologists and doctors believe that when a woman masturbates, it helps her know a lot more about her sexual behavior and responses. During masturbation the fluid from the sexual glands help in increased circulation in these organs. Sometimes women prefer to masturbate to ease their menstrual cramps.
More than 70% of women have reported that their orgasm is more intense than during sex. So, that may imply women having a better time off with themselves than with men. The health benefit is that it prevents cervical infection and urinary tract infection.

For men, apart from it being a release, it helps them get rid of their old sperm. After masturbation, the old sperm is released making way for new ones which is a very sign for men. Also, the risk of having prostate cancer is also reduced.
Apart from the medical benefits, masturbation is a good mood elevator and a great stress buster.Also helps improve sexual relationship with yourself as well as your partner.
It is important to not view masturbation as something immature and shameful. Just something very normal which sexually active people do. It is not a bad thing and should not be viewed as a taboo. Masturbation has good effects on your body and mind. But the main catch in it is not to be doing it like a neurotic fixation. If that part is under control, just go ahead and do it.

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