Masturbation is a very common practice. A large survey had revealed that almost 95% of men and around 90% of women have masturbated and a large proportion of them do it regularly. In general, males masturbate more frequently than females. Although, people who are single tend to masturbate frequently, even in married people , around 70 % are known to masturbate regularly.
Why is it so common?
There is a simple answer, its so common because it is pleasurable. Also, masturbation gives a release to the sexual tension especially in those, who do not have a regular sexual partner. Masturbation and the resulting orgasm, also caused generalised feeling of relaxation and many people masturbate because it helps them go to sleep.