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Positive (healthy) sexuality is an important factor in one’s mental and physical health and is the key to maintaining a healthy and romantic relationship. Developing positive sexual attitudes can take time. Here are the elements of a positive sexual attitude:

  1. Respect - Respect yourself and others at all times.
  2. Safety - Protect yourself and your partner(s) from disease, unwanted pregnancy and negative emotional effects of sexual behavior.
  3. Knowledge - Learn about the human body and mind, sexuality, health, reproduction and laws that effect sexuality.
  4. Communication - Become comfortable talking about sexuality with other people. Become able to have mature discussions with your family, friends and especially your partner(s).

Masturbation is not harmful to a woman’s reproductive system. Masturbation is not necessary to achieve sexual satisfaction. Each woman must arrive at her own definition of what she is comfortable with.

Masturbation can foster positive attitudes toward sexuality. The first ingredient of a positive sexual attitude is knowledge of, and comfort with one’s own body and sexuality. Masturbation can be a constructive way to achieve these things.

For most people, sexuality begins with masturbation. Evidence has shown that most people in the world masturbate. People masturbate as early as infancy and as late as adulthood. Masturbation is healthy. It is safe. It won’t cause hairy palms or acne and it won’t cause AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases. It can help you in numerous ways. It is a healthy, positive way to release sexual tension. It teaches you about your body and your physical and emotional responses to sexual stimulation.

Becoming comfortable with masturbation, your body and your sexuality are the first steps toward a healthy, fulfilling sexual life