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Health benefits of masturbation according to Japanese 2019

According to a survey conducted in 2019 on self-pleasure habits around the world, the majority of Japanese respondents felt that masturbation has neither a positive nor a negative effect on personal health. Only about six percent of people surveyed in Japan described masturbation as a habit leading to a deteriorating state of health.

Opinion on health effects of masturbation among people in Japan in 2019

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

March to April 2019

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18-54 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Would you say masturbation is healthy?".
Figures may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding by the source.

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