Is Masturbating too Much Unhealthy ?

Nowadays, masturbation is a pretty common topic of (inebriated) discussion, if anything we love sharing our stories of unsuccessful or painful wanks (the shampoo…). Masturbation is essential for the sexual development of the horny teenager and to calm down our fire when it’s drought season. Nevertheless, when masturbation becomes chronic, it could become downright dangerous. Let’s figure out the truth…is masturbating too much unhealthy?

If your act of self-love is like a second nature and there’s no way, you’ll be willing to have a “day off”; then, yes, this could potentially lead to bad outcomes. If you fit this description, you might already be caught in the net of addiction. Although, if your libido never rests and you need to play a bit, to calm down your willy, oh well, I don’t see the issue but beware.

Let’s take a look at the science behind excessive wanking…

Is Masturbating too Much Unhealthy ? – The Facts

In our interconnected era, it has never been as easy to get our hands on porn, all sorts of porn really. So with that, we have a world of fantasies that we dreamt of (and some that we definitely haven’t) at our fingertips. It’s no surprise that it’s very hard to resist a good polishing when we see the hottest sexual scene ever. So what are the dangers of excessive masturbation?

Pornography and excessive masturbation usually go hand in hand. Porn distorts our vision of a real sex life. The actors tend to have very large penises and seem to perform with ease, the actresses are gorgeous (make-up helps) and seem to have orgasms every 10 minutes. The reality of a porn shoot is dramatically different: they shoot a porn over a full day, if not more; actors are known to take Viagra and actresses get all sort of vaginal problems and pains because of excessive pounding… Not so glamorous after all. Being a porn star is a job: they sell you a vision of sex that looks “perfect” but in real life, applying porn techniques usually results in catastrophe. If you are into a different medium, it’s the same. Even if it’s in your head. If you can’t help yourself and delve into compulsive territory, it’s not going to end well.

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On a more physical aspect, excessive wanking can result to an overstimulation of dopamine, the neurotransmitter of pleasure. Eventually, jerking off too much will affect the capacity of your brain to answer to normal sexual stimulus. Very easily, you could find yourself looking for more hardcore sexual sensations but without achieving a profound satisfaction. A study claims that if you’re an addict, you will end up having compulsive sexual behaviours, no matter what! (1)

Find out if you are masturbating too much :

  • You don’t take pleasure in the act of self-gratification and it’s the new normal routine. The danger is real, mainly on the psychological front. Any addiction will cause you harm, both psychologically and physically.
  • You love masturbating and it’s very frequent. At this point, it’s probably not bad but be careful, if it becomes compulsive, you could be at risk of addiction (really).
  • You enjoy the occasional wank with or without porn. That’s fine. It’s healthy.
  • You don’t masturbate. Good on you laddie, regardless of your reason! Apparently, it improves sexual life and it definitely improves your sperm load! Keep reading though, it could help someone you know!

To answer the question bluntly: Is masturbating too much unhealthy? Yes, without a doubt, your mental health and your sexual life could suffer greatly from over-rubbing your noodle.

Too Much Masturbation is Bad for your Health

Addiction aside, regular masturbation (on the light side) can have an anxiolytic effect that shouldn’t cause any issues. However, chronic masturbation is usually linked to a poor quality of sex life and intimate relationships. If you wank out of boredom, it’s time to get out there! It’s also important to know that excessive masturbation can desensitize your penis and reduce your libido. Therefore, it’s not surprising that it can lead to erectile dysfunction (check out this article on porn and ED to know more).

If you need a bit of help to stop or reduce your wanking frequency, take a look at a few practical solutions:

  • There are many things to do in bed with your partner, if you want to spice things up, try tantric sex for example. You could both end up having the best orgasms you’ve ever had.
  • Find a new hobby to occupy yourself (and avoid jacking off obviously).
  • Exercise is an excellent way to occupy yourself and improve your fitness. If you go for weight-lifting, you’ll even increase your testosterone levels!
  • If you are single, it’s time to socialize. Meet your friends more often in a bar or pub and don’t hesitate to attend local events to meet some new people (especially women!)
  • If you get the urge to get down to business, get out, call a friend or find anything else to do!
  • Delete your porn bookmarks, history and if it’s too hard, install a child lock software (ask a friend to set it up or copy/paste the password on a text doc that you will erase after the set up).
  • Try meditating. Meditation can help improve the control of your impulses and will strengthen your discipline.
  • Keep a reminder of every day without a wank (a calendar). It’s far more rewarding to see the results than to know them.
  • Gift yourself something nice after achieving a 2 week milestone without any self-gratification! Avoid anything sexual though…

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(1) Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours.Valerie Voon , Thomas B. Mole, Paula Banca, Laura Porter, Laurel Morris, Simon Mitchell, Tatyana R. Lapa, Judy Karr, Neil A. Harrison, Marc N. Potenza, Michael Irvine. Plos One. 2014.