Masturbation and porn go hand in hand, says Dr Eve

Masturbation and pornography are inextricably linked, says clinical sexologist Dr Eve.

Dr Eve says men and women use pornography as material for masturbation.

Yet, society has blackballed both porn and masturbation, independently from each other, she advises.

Read: Going solo: 'It's really healthy to masturbate', says Dr Eve

Dr Eve says a large part of society has stigmatised porn and, by implication masturbation.

She says that masturbation is the most practiced sexual act a across the world, but there is so much shame attached to it.

The fastest way to orgasm is through masturbation.

Read more: Confessions on masturbating at the office

Masturbation is seen as taboo for people with sexual partners, but it is only a potential problem if there is secrecy around the act, Dr Eve advises.

Masturbation and porn habits can sometimes reveal a person's sexual desires and fantasies, she explains.

There's nothing naughty about being sexual.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

Masturbating daily is not a problem.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

Masturbation does not mean decreased attraction to your partner.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

Porn is there to be able to arouse you and get you to a place of heightened excitement to masturbate.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

As a society, we are uncomfortable about the masturbation side of porn. We just don't talk about it.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

Bottom line is, porn is about masturbation. Yet we focus on pornography as being the devil and the big problem.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

Vibrators are the thing that allow women to have confidence because it teaches them how to become orgasmic.

Dr Eve, clinical sexologist

She discusses many misconceptions about masturbation and shares her expert advice with callers.

Visit Dr Eve's website to learn more. She is running a 10% discount on her sex toy store.

Take a listen to her expert advice:

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