Are You Aware of the Negative Effects of Masturbation?

6.05.2013 | By: Kathy M.

Did you know that masturbation can also have negative effects? Read about them in the article.

 

 

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Even though masturbation is usually completely healthy for men or women and it has lots of positive effects, for example getting to know your body, recognizing what gives you pleasure and what kind of touching works best for you, it can also have some negative effects. That does not mean you have to stop doing it but maybe you should think about it a little.

Did your parents frighten you with negative effects of masturbation?

For some parents it is hard to accept the fact that their teenager is a sexual being with his or her own needs which need to be satisfied. The first contact with sexuality is usually through exploring their own body and pleasure, which means masturbation. There is a lot of myths about masturbation, for example that it can cause blindness, acne and spots, that your hand will dry because of it, that it causes infertility and other such nonsense.  So what is true? It can be safely said that there is not much truth in these threats but it is true that if you experience lots of subsequent ejaculations the amount of semen in your sperm decreases. Therefore there might be some truth to the infertility claim. The solution is to prolong the time between the ejaculations so that the number of sperm increases again so there is no need to worry you will end up without an offspring.

Negative effects of masturbation on erection and orgasm

It could be said that masturbation has some negative effects on both of these things, but they are only short-lasting. After an orgasm you have achieved with masturbation,  the next orgasm will be much harder to reach. This can be also a positive effect if you are worried you will come to fast when you have intercourse with a partner. Erection is less hard after every ejaculation so it is better to abstain from masturbation before a date that promises a lot. Both, problems with an orgasm and erection, will return to their normal state if you abstain from masturbation for a day or so.

Guilt is another negative effect of masturbation

Guilt is connected to your perception of masturbation and maybe sexual intercourse as well which you see as something forbidden, a taboo, as something that decent people do not practice and it is best to avoid it. The feelings of guilt and shame can have very real consequences, which manifest in the form of headaches, irritability, anxiety and similar.

Negative effect of compulsive masturbation

Like with everything else in life, moderation is advised with masturbation, too. When masturbation becomes the center of your life, when you have to masturbate at every cost, for example several times a day, and when you are not capable of keeping a job because of it or your relationship suffers, then you have a problem. In this case masturbation is used a tool for relaxing all the tension and frustration and it is not connected with pleasure anymore. If you notice that masturbation has taken control over your life you should think of consulting an expert.

It is quite obvious that masturbation has more positive than negative effects. The only thing to be careful about is that you use a lubricant so as to avoid any possible abrasions or other unpleasant things.

 

Read more about sex and sexuality in our Lover's Guide.

 

 


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