According to research, the proportion of male masturbation in different ages, different cultures, and different countries is not the same, but most men will masturbate. In addition, studies have found that younger men are more likely to masturbate than older men, and different cultures treat masturbation differently. Some cultures regard masturbation as a taboo or sinful activity, which can make people who masturbate feel ashamed and guilty. Social stigma and gender roles can also influence attitudes toward masturbation, which can compel men to hide their masturbation habits or conform to masturbation as a sign of weakness.
According to a 2010 study by the Kinsey Institute, 91 percent of men have masturbated at least once in their lives, and 81 percent had masturbated within the past year. A 2019 national survey in the US found that 73% of men aged 18-34 reported masturbating in the past month.
There are also studies that have found that masturbation is a common sexual behavior among millennials. While the study was small, it included a sample size of nearly 2,000 people. Research has found that millennial men are more likely to masturbate than any other generation. Additionally, millennial men are more willing to talk about their sexuality. Millennials are also more open and inclusive than their older peers. Many of them openly discuss masturbation and use sex toys such as male masturbators, prostate massagers, etc. Many also consider themselves "monosexual" and practice safe masturbation sex.
The maximum frequency of masturbation for men is four times a week or more, which may sound like excessive masturbation, but it is actually a healthy number. A survey by CupidBay found that a quarter of British men masturbate at least twice a week, while another study found that a quarter of Irish men masturbate at least four times a week.
Despite these data showing that more and more men are masturbating, there are still many stereotypes and misconceptions about male masturbation. Common misconceptions include that masturbation can lead to physical and mental health problems such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation or addiction. But these claims are not backed up by scientific evidence, and masturbation has been associated with a variety of health benefits, such as stress relief, improved mood and improved sleep quality.
So it is not difficult for us to see that male masturbation is a common sexual behavior. But masturbation is often stigmatized and misunderstood. Masturbation is a healthy sexual activity. I hope people can accept it as soon as possible and dispel the misunderstanding of male masturbation. The author also hopes that men can face up to masturbation, explore their bodies freely and improve their overall sexual health.