10 different but equally enjoyable kinds of masturbation sessions. Image: Carol Yepes/getty images. By Harry Hill 2019-05-14 16:00:00 UTC. Masturbation won't hurt you and no one will know that you're doing it unless you tell them. About the only risk to masturbation is that it might irritate the skin of your penis . You can reduce that risk by using a lubricant such as lotion or K-Y Jelly.