It has been said time and time again, but it bears repeating: regular masturbation is a great part of excellent penis care, and thus should be enjoyed by men as often as they might like. As with all other issues concerning overall health, men should try to understand as much about masturbation as possible. The more knowledge a man has, the more informed decisions he can make.

From very important penis health points to fun trivia to share with the buddies over a cold beer, a little knowledge can go a long way. Here are some interesting points a man should know about masturbation and penis health.

1. Not everybody does it. Though it sounds crazy, only 57% of men masturbate on a regular basis. That means a whopping 43% aren’t getting off nearly as often as they deserve! For some men, it’s actually good news, as it means they are getting too much sex from their partner to bother with taking things into their own hands. But for others, it’s a lack of desire or disinterest in the act, both of which might point to an underlying problem.

2. It might hurt the sex life. Though masturbation is perfectly fine for some men, there are those out there who like things "just so" - and that means they enjoy masturbation in the same way, each and every time. This means they have the pressure, speed and even the fantasies in their head down to an art. But that can be very bad when they are with a partner, as they are so accustomed to having things their way that they can’t get off when trying to do so with someone else. That’s why it pays to switch it up and stay creative with solo play!

3. The happier a man is, the less he cares about masturbation. This is another strange finding, as it seems a happy man might want to masturbate more. However, science had discovered that the happier a man is, the less emphasis he puts on self-play. One theory is that masturbation leads to a release of ‘feel good’ hormones - but if a man is already feeling just fine, he doesn’t get as much of a rush from those hormones as he would otherwise.

4. Men often fracture their own penises. Many men have the fear of thrusting too hard at the wrong spot, hitting their partner’s pelvic bone and fracturing their member. But what men don’t know is that a whopping 60% of fractures actually occur during masturbation. This might happen when a man gets too excited, and thus gets too rough with himself while doing the solo deed. It’s a good idea to take a deep breath and slow down a bit.

5. Not all semen is created equal. Ever notice that the semen ejected during masturbation is different than the semen that appears at the end of the sexual act with a partner? That’s because it is different. During intercourse, the man’s prostate is fully involved, leading to more sperm. During masturbation, less sperm are released. The consistency might be slightly different, too.

6. Can’t get a masturbation boner? A man who has trouble getting it up and keeping it there during masturbation might have some underlying issues. Though this might happen if a man is stressed or worried, consistent issues can mean problems with the heart. If the spirit is willing but the body’s not into it, it might be time to see the doctor.

No matter how he masturbates, a man should make sure to use a good penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) to keep the skin smooth and supple. In fact, applying a strong blend of nutrients and vitamins every day can help ensure the best penis health possible, which can lead to better masturbation. Look for a crème that contains Shea butter for a better hydrating boost.