This is in continuation of blogposts 747 click here if you wish to read 747 about self-love Click here to go to to go to 748 . The above sculpture shows that there were no inhibitions on masturbation, in some Indian sub-cultures, in some particular geographical areas like Madhya Pradesh. Other Indian cultures have not encouraged masturbation, because semen was regarded as valuable, and limited for humans. Belief: The maximum quantity of semen every male human gets from his Creator, is limited to one double-handful of his hands. Bachelors and celebates should try to preserve their semen for future use.
SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT VIEW IN AYURVEDIC TEXTS (TRADITIONAL INDIAN MEDICINE)
SEMEN is regarded as one of the seven faecuses (excretions). 1. sweat 2. stools 3. urine 4. discharges from eyes 5. discharges from nose 6. discharges from ears. 7. Semen.
If semen is regarded as faecus, it will have to be excreted through ejaculation. The Ayurvedic Texts have not expressly recommended / prohibited masturbation. But Vatsayana kAmasutras an Indian Treatise on Sex, views masturbation negatively.
MOST INDIAN YOUTH INDULGE SECRETLY
Since most male Indians seem to believe that their openly engaging in masturbation, will make others, particularly fathers of brides to believe that the groom has been weakened by losing his semen. Hence, Indian male individuals even if they indulge in masturbation, they do not accept or disclose it openly. It is done only secretly.
The following quote is courtesy Click to go to http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/masturbation?page=2
"...For most men, at the very least, sex is a daily deal. Men need to come. If they aren’t doing it with you, then they’re doing it with themselves – or worse, with someone else. ... ― Nikki Sex, Kink." 2) Second quote: "I hung a picture of him above my bed and learned by hand the internal workings of the female combustion engine. ― Shannon Celebi, Small Town Demons".
WESTERN VIEWAccording to the Western Researchers, there no benefits accrue by preserving one's own semen. Like mucus, semen is secreted by glands, and will get self-excreted in due course, even if a person does not indulge in masturbation.
There are numerous websites which extol the virtues of male masturbation. Here are some links.
Click to go to http://www.mensxp.com/health/live-healthy/8858-10-health-benefits-of-masturbation-for-men.html. 10 Health benefits of masturbation for males. .
Click to go to http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18581/10-reasons-to-make-masturbation-part-of-your-wellness-routine.html.
Click to go to http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/news/a36484/benefits-of-masturbation/ .
All the Western Websites stress on release of dopamine (chemical which motivates brain for rewards). Their analyses are mainly based on physiology.
Next blog post in this series will deal with non-physiological aspects of masturbation, both male and female. Stress will be more on socio-economic issues.
Subject to corrections and deletions. A lot more is to be added. To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.