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Concept and What is: Masturbation | Psychology

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Masturbation is an act which allows the human body to experience the pleasure individually or as an activity in sexual intercourse between partners. This expression has its origin in the sexual psychologist Havelock Ellis, that performs a Union between two Latin terms-' manus ', which means ' hands ' and ' turbari ', with the connotation of ' scrub '. She expressed, therefore, the action to excite the genitals manually or through the use of objects, with the aim of gaining sexual pleasure, accompanied by orgasm or not.

This activity can be found in many mammals, especially in higher primates, and in humanity, both among men and women, and may start in childhood itself, not as an action deliberately erotic, but often as oral gratification, when the child puts something in your mouth, an object or elements of your body. It's a way she can investigate their sensations and discover renewed sources of pleasure. Masturbation in childhood unfolds more or less between three and six years.

In adolescence, in addition to the biological needs and disobedience, hormonal people resort to masturbation as an alternate route to transship the sexual desires of everyday life, and use it also as a natural preservative, because it avoids an early pregnancy. Some scholars believe that this behavior is important to work out the future adult's sexual practice. This usually keeps the habit of masturbation or as an accessory of sexual life for two, or as an option for the partners ' security, alleviating the shortage of sex without running the risk of acquiring diseases of sexual nature or avoiding an unwanted conception.

Among the members of the third age, it is necessary to address the absence of a partner, because unfortunately growing in our society a mistaken belief that men and women in this age group do not cultivate more sexuality to two. You can also continue to function as a complementary mechanism of sexual satisfaction between couples.

Although in Ancient Greece moral freedom allows people practicing masturbation as something natural, in the Christian West that Act related fault and fantasies arising out of it is universal, as many religions and cultures condemn their achievement. Some consider it doctrines including as a sin that must be avoided at all costs, at least in appearances. St. Thomas Aquinas, for example, had on account of a crime against nature, worse than incest. For some time, the science itself the condemned, because it was believed that every sperm was a fetus in miniature, so spend them to no avail was a terrible crime, a disease. These conceptions, added several stories designed to prohibit this practice, encouraged the guilt complex that linger till our days.

Today, however, experts recommend that parents let their children engage in masturbation as something healthy and private, offering them the necessary privacy and simple resolution of your questions. These scholars consider this Act, therefore, as a healthy step of human sexual life. When, however, masturbation becomes a vehicle of escape from reality, a compulsory Act, must seek a psychological orientation.
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