It’s a normal and healthy way for people to explore their own bodies. It’s also a form of safer sex that lets people find out what feels good, where and how they like to be touched and how to have an orgasm. Masturbation can also happen between two people (mutual masturbation). This can be a very intimate experience, especially for people who don’t feel ready for sex.
Even though it’s normal, some people who masturbate feel ashamed or embarrassed about it. This is partly because masturbation has been labeled as deviant, dangerous and sinful over the years and many of these myths still exist.
The most common "side effects" of masturbation are ejaculation (mostly among men, but sometimes among women); relief of boredom; fun; pleasure; relief of tension; easier time falling asleep; relaxation; and general happiness. No, you are not going to go blind.
Depending on how one masturbates, these "side effects" are also possible; lube on one's keyboard, drained vibrator batteries, a cucumber that should not be served to visiting house guests .In the very rare case that you are particularly rough with your own genitals, you might be a little sore. Also in the very rare case that you insert an object into your anus and it goes too far up into the rectum, then you may have to go to the emergency room to have it safely retrieved by a doctor. This often comes with a side effect of embarrassment, but it need not – sexual pleasure and masturbation are normal parts of being human.
What side effects will NOT happen as a result of masturbation?
• You will not grow hair on your palms.
• You will not go blind or look excessively old.
• You will not gain or lose weight
Women who masturbate are usually more comfortable with their bodies and with sex in general." Frequent self-pleasuring has also been linked with high self-esteem, better body image, and a more active sexual life.