M is for Masturbation

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Hi everyone! Welcome to the A to Z of Sex with me, Dr Lori Beth Bisbey. I am a sex and intimacy coach and psychologist and I’ve spent the last 30 + years helping people to create hot and healthy sexual and intimate relationships. We are working our way through the erotic alphabet one letter at a time. Today the letter is M and M is for Masturbation:
Masturbation can:
• release sexual tension.
• reduce stress.
• help you sleep better.
• improve your self-esteem and body image.
• help treat sexual problems.
• relieve menstrual cramps and muscle tension.
• strengthen muscle tone in your pelvic and anal areas.

Masturbation is a normal and healthy sexual activity with few side effects. Many bizarre claims surround masturbation, such as going blind, and most of these claims are untrue.
Masturbation will not cause:
• blindness
• hairy palms
• impotence later in life
• erectile dysfunction
• penis shrinkage
• penis curvature
• low sperm count
• infertility
• mental illness
• physical weakness
Some couples worry that their relationship must be unsatisfying if either one of them masturbates; this, too, is a myth.

In fact, research says women who masturbate have happier marriages and better sex lives than those who don’t.

Joining me today to talk all about masturbation is Sherryl Blu. She says
‘Having been a radio presenter for more than a couple of years, podcasting is now one of my favourite ways to share views and opinions.
I am a sex+ individual with a lot to say about practically everything.
Creating content is my passion.
I love to talk, I love to share…
I love to explore what many regard as the taboo!
Tinted Blu is my lifestyle platform, there I get to share thoughts, feels and facts about all things sex, health and lifestyle whilst the Tinted Blu Talks podcast brings everything to life.
I write poetry and stories (erotic and otherwise)…my imagination is wild!
I’m on a crazy journey of creating, rediscovery, education, entertainment and much more…
Stick with me and see how it all plays out!’

We talked in detail about masturbation today. If you have questions, email