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11/4/2016 1 Sexual Behaviors- Solitary Sexual Practices Masturbation Stimulation of one’s own genitals, which produces feelings of pleasure and often results in orgasm Men and women of all ages masturbate for many reasons, including pleasure, relaxation, and to relieve sexual tension Allows both men and women to learn about their bodies and their sexual response Most prevalent sexual behavior Masturbation - Views Historically viewed as bad behavior Based on idea that procreation is the only legitimate reason for sex 1800s: promotion of sexual abstinence, simple food and fitness Reverend Sylvester Graham: Invented graham crackers Encouraged abstinence to prevent loss of vital fluids Doctor John Kellogg Invented cornflakes Thought bland food dampens sexual desire Masturbation Factors affecting masturbation frequency Sex Men are more likely to masturbate and do so more frequently than women Women are less likely to admit masturbating and more likely to feel guilty about it Age Teens and college students report highest frequency of masturbation Incidence decreases with age Masturbation How to masturbate People usually masturbate by stimulating the genitals either manually or with object Most people learn how to masturbate by self- exploration Men: stimulate penis with their hands, and some rub their penis against bed, pillow, or other object Women: use a broader range of behaviors, such as manually stimulating vulva or breasts and inserting objects into vagina (dildo) Masturbation - Vibrators Invented in 1880s by Kelsey Stinner Used by physicians to treat women with “hysteria” to save time Advertised in catalogues in 1900- 1920, then disappeared Now increasingly in the public eye - Sex and the City! Beneficial for women during masturbation or who have trouble reaching orgasm Also used in couples for variation Masturbation - Concerns Frequency No physical or mental problems associated, even when masturbating multiple times a day If it interferes with daily functioning, there is usually an underlying problem
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11/4/2016 2 Sexual Fantasy Sexual fantasies: Mental imagery that is sexually arousing
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