As mentioned above, there are different forms of pleasure, but for some people, the first form of sexual pleasure they will experience is through masturbation. Masturbation is commonly defined as touching one’s own body, including sex organs, for sexual pleasure. Masturbation for both men and women is healthy, is one of the best ways to help us learn about our sexuality, and a way to help us appreciate our bodies. Learning about what feels good to you can increase your chance of feeling sexual pleasure with a sex partner. Masturbation can also increase our ability to have orgasms, help reduce stress, increase self-esteem, and body image and improve sexual satisfaction.
People who feel good about their bodies, sex, and masturbation are more likely to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy.
Getting to know more about sexual anatomy will help in understanding masturbation.