Hopefully, you don't have any lingering beliefs that if you masturbate, you'll go blind or sprout hair on your palms. (If you do, have we got news for you!) But there are still plenty of myths about masturbation that persist in our society, even among the most sexually liberal.

In honor of National Masturbation Month (yes it's a thing, so celebrate!), we're mythbusting five myths about busting—because they're not based on fact, and because they're actually hurting your sex life: