Some men can achieve orgasm through stimulation of the prostate gland, by stimulating it using a well-lubricated finger or dildo inserted through the anus into the rectum, and men who report the sensation of prostate stimulation often give descriptions similar to females' accounts of G-spot stimulation.
Both sexes sometimes apply lubricating substances to intensify sensation.
The legal status of masturbation has also varied through history and masturbation in public is illegal in most countries.
In the Western world, masturbation in private or with a partner is generally considered a normal and healthy part of sexual enjoyment.
Various medical and psychological benefits have been attributed to a healthy attitude toward sexual activity in general and to masturbation in particular.
No causal relationship is known between masturbation and any form of mental or physical disorder.
There has been an increase in discussion and portrayal of masturbation in art, popular music, television, films, and literature.