Masturbation is arguably the favorite solo activity of most men, and it has penis health benefits as well: masturbating the penis helps keep the manhood in good working order. But how much about masturbation does the average guy know? Why not take the following quiz and see.
1. True or False. Guys who have partner sex regularly are more likely to masturbate than guys who don’t have partner sex regularly.
True. Exactly why this is so isn’t clear, but it may be related to sex producing more testosterone, which in turn increases one’s sex drive.
2. True or False. Some men never masturbate.
True – at least according to research. No legitimate survey has ever found that 100% of respondents admitted to masturbating. (And this may be to some extent due to confusion about what constitutes masturbation or whether a question refers to masturbating regularly.) However, it is likely that almost all men masturbate at some point in their lives.
3. When is National Masturbation Month (in the U.S.)?
B. May is designated as the month to celebrate the self sexually – but that shouldn’t stop a guy from indulging during the other eleven months!
4. The current world record for longest masturbation session is:
A. 2 hours, 15 minutes
B. 3 hours, 51 minutes
C. 7 hours, 10 minutes
D. 9 hours, 58 minutes
D. 9 hours, 58 minutes. That masturbate-a-thon record was set by Masanobu Sato of Japan in 2009 – breaking his own old record of 9 hours, 33 minutes. (No word on how many days his wrist needed to recover.)
Hugo Lopez of Argentina holds a different record, that of most ejaculations in one 24-hour period. He set it in 2013 when he masturbated to release 83 times in one day.
5. True or False. Masturbation is never mentioned in the Bible.
False. Or maybe True. Certainly the word masturbation is never used, but there are several passages which some people interpret to refer to masturbation. For example, Genesis tells of a man named Onan who “spills his seed.” Many believe that this specifically refers to masturbation (and hence the origin of “onanism” as a synonym for masturbation). However, many also believe instead that this refers to Onan withdrawing his penis from the vagina before ejaculating, in order to practice birth control.
6. True or False. Some studies indicate that masturbation may help reduce the chance of prostate cancer in men later in life.
True. This again has to do with the “use it or lose it” which applies to so many things. The more active the penis is, the healthier the prostate, due to its role in creating semen via prostate fluid. The exercise keeps the prostate healthier, in other words.
7. One estimate puts the average number of Americans masturbating at any given minute of the day at 797,151 people. This is more people than:
A. Can fit into Yankee stadium for 10 games.
B. Participated in the NYC Marathon in 2016.
C. Live in the entire state of Alaska.
D. All of the above.
E. None of the above.
D. All of the above. Pretty impressive for an activity most people hate to admit they enjoy.
This quiz just scratches the surface of masturbation facts. Here’s another one: Masturbation is even more enjoyable when the penis is healthy, so using a first class penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is encouraged. Since rough or overenthusiastic masturbation may rub the penis raw, a crème with a combination of moisturizers – such as the high-end emollient Shea butter and the natural hydrator vitamin E – can moisturize and soothe the damaged skin. That rough handling can also cause some de-sensitization in the manhood, so using a crème with a neuroprotective ingredient like acetyl L carnitine is also advised.