I will speak from a male point of view - for girls, everything is a little different in this matter.
The pluses are a five-minute orgasmic high and the accompanying relaxation. in the period of teenage hormonal storms it helps well with an overabundance of desire. that's all.
now about the cons (I think you've already noticed how much text is there, huh?).
yes, the hair on the palms will not come out, the nose will hardly bleed , and a lethal outcome is unlikely, in contrast to the statements of doctors of the XVIII-XIX centuries and clergy. nevertheless, it is in our information age with "Internet is for porn" that this occupation has several rather serious side effects.
Let's immediately mark, firstly: the body is energetically spent on spermatogenesis. that is, in order for the scrotum to fill up with future children, certain caloric expenditures are needed.
Secondly: ejaculation, in turn, triggers the dopamine "reward system" to work. the very "engine of evolution". one mechanism is associated with it - "protection from exploitation": gradually the sensitivity to dopamine decreases, forcing us to look for more "impressive" ways of stimulation.
The third aspect that needs to be paid attention to before proceeding to consider the actual cons of masturbation - the Coolidge effect. it lies in the fact that the male of any species is more excited and reaches ejaculation faster during intercourse with a female with whom he had not previously entered into such a relationship. and vice versa - the more intercourse he has with this female on account, the longer the sexual intercourse will be and the weaker the excitement will be.
Now to masturbation. natural sex is in perfect harmony with all of the above factors - it is still not so accessible in its way, unlike masturbation, for which it is enough to retire with a device with Internet access. Bypassing the Coolidge effect is that there are a myriad of pornographic videos on the Internet, and each new organism reacts as a “new female”, instantly re-energizing. total masturbation can and most often turns into a harmful addiction. statistics show that men tend to masturbate every or almost every day several times.
against this background, problems arise - the very long-awaited disadvantages: the first aspect (energy consumption for spermatogenesis) causes fatigue (up to over-) from frequent masturbation. Against this background, "erectile dysfunction" can develop - more about it later - and chronic fatigue syndrome.
The second aspect (the triggering of the "reward system" and naturally included in the game "protection from exploitation") causes a decrease in sensitivity to dopamine, which leads to more frequent "sessions", the search for more diverse pornography (the "classic" simply does not stick around) and to irritability and dissatisfaction with life up to depression.
psychological aspects are imposed by pornography and torn off from reality perception of sex (often very unhealthy ). can go to the point of absurdity - when neThe prospect of real sex will no longer be exciting (again, about "erectile dysfunction"). “Utilitarian” perception of women is also here in the piggy bank. and, let's say, such a person is unlikely to seem mentally healthy.
in light of all this - try not to get carried away with masturbation and prefer healthy natural sex to her. personally, I completely refused masturbation and I advise you too.
Pros? I think the benefits of masturbation are pretty obvious. IMHO this is better than walking around angry and dissatisfied. : D
Cons? The society is still full of people who treat this as perversion and / or sin. From time to time here and there (mainly in foreign news) various studies emerge, talking about the dangers or benefits of masturbation, although I would not dare to call any of such news reliable. In general, if you summarize the latest news - everyone came to the conclusion that masturbation does not harm the body at least.
In what doses? If calluses start to appear, it's best to be patient.