Medical Centre for Obstetrics-Gynaecology and Sexology
Performing manual stimulating maneuvers on the genitals by an individual (at first – superficially, accommodating, then well determined), regardless of gender and age, in order to achieve a sexual erotic state, often completed by ejaculation and orgasm, defines masturbation.
During puberty, masturbation is not a perverse act, being determined neurohormonally, in the normal evolution of childhood to normal adulthood.
At puberty, specific sex hormones increase the sensitivity and the excitation of the tactile receptors of the genitals and their adjacent areas, with erotic sensitivity such as those of the perineal floor, anal region and urethra.
The occurrence of an erection is essential for masturbation in both sexes. Masturbation is completed by obtaining orgasm, caused by nerve impulses that are transmitted through the spinal cord sympathetic nerves from T12-L2, after which the erection decreases, as well as the state of pleasure obtained.
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