Masturbation Side Effects, Benefits, and Risks

Masturbation Side Effects, Benefits, and Risks

                     Benefits Of Masturbation Masturbation is very natural and most people do it. Your body NEEDS to have an orgasm, and that’s what “wet dreams” are. It happens more often to men because of their higher testosterone levels, but it still happens to women.

So, you can either have an orgasm by yourself (masturbation) or with someone or if you do neither; your body will “release” it on its own through a “wet dream” or a “nocturnal emission”.

The benefits of having an orgasm is that
  • it can help you relax,
  • release sexual tension
  • reduce anxiety and blood pressure,
  • sleep better,
  • improves blood flow
  • boost your mood
  • enables you to live longer by reducing stress hormones.
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For men, it helps increase your testosterone levels and reduce prostate problems, when it’s not done “excessively”.

For women, it helps reduce menstrual pain and duration. And if you don’t have someone to be sexual with, then it’s time for you to masturbate.

So you can get some of these health benefits. Unfortunately, almost anything good in excess can be bad for you as well.

Negatives of Masturbation 

So, let’s move on to the “negatives” of masturbation and more specifically, EXCESSIVE masturbation.

However, we first need to define what “excessive” really is. Unfortunately, this can sometimes be a subjective answer. But, generally speaking – if it’s “compulsive” or you’re thinking about it throughout the day, almost every day or it’s getting in the way of your life, and daily activities or preventing you from having or maintaining a relationship or you feel bad about it and guilt, or it’s becoming an “addiction” then you are masturbating excessively. And, not only does this negatively impact your life, like a drug But it ALSO adversely affects your physical AND mental health as well.

For example, men in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, who “frequently” masturbated 5X a week or more, has been linked to an INCREASE in prostate cancer for men.1 While the same amount done by men in their 50’s, REDUCED the risk of prostate cancer. Men who masturbate “excessively”, have less sensitivity during sex and take longer to climax.

Additionally, they can also have erectile dysfunction and “reduced firmness”. And also masturbation causes you to

  • Fail to attend work or school
  • Avoid your chores or daily activities
  • cancel plans with friends or family
  • Avoid important social event

Masturbation can badly affect to your relationships and other parts of your life, and also which can lower productivity.

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HOW You Masturbate Is Also A Problem 

Another problem is HOW you masturbate.

For example, many women who masturbate tend to use “toys” – such as vibrators and dildos. Evidence has shown they take longer to climax during sex and have less sensitivity.

Men who masturbate, typically watch porn. Well, this also reduces sensitivity and expectations when it comes to having sexual intercourse. Additionally, there are negative neurological changes for men who masturbate daily to porn. There’s an over the release of Dopamine, the “pleasure chemical” and this then causes a negative rebound and reduces sensitivity at the dopamine receptors.

The SAME problem that happens to cocaine users. Thus, you need “more” to get the same pleasurable feelings. The other problem for guys is that the initial increase in testosterone eventually causes a DECREASE because there’s an increase in female hormones – such as prolactin and estrogen. The result is lower testosterone levels, and THIS ends up causing you to age faster, lose muscle, get depressed, moody, and eventually – have erectile problems.

Excess masturbation has also been linked to accelerate hair loss and balding, due to an increase in the balding hormone, DHT. Finally, excessive masturbation depletes your body of certain nutrients and minerals, such as zinc in addition to cerebrospinal fluid, which can result in accelerated ageing, hair loss and impotence. Again, the problem here is a negative change in your hormones.

There are some natural solutions to fix this, but before, discuss the difference between Orgasms by masturbation vs intercourse At the end of all this, you may be thinking “so orgasms are good, excessive masturbation could be bad – but, what about “excessive intercourse” — will it have the same problems?”

It won’t and here’s why people who are “excessively” masturbating daily or multiple times a day are never going to be having that much sex. And if they are, they are “sex addicts”, and thus, they have other issues.

                   When you’re having intercourse, there are lots of other things going on that are beneficial being touched, eye contact, communication, smelling, communicating, etc. and the fact that it’s REAL and not something “fake”, like watching porn – causes beneficial changes in your hormones.

So What’s The Solution?

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So now that the end of today’s article, you’re probably thinking “okay, so what’s the solution here – I hope you’re NOT going to ask STOP masturbating?!!”

And no, But allow us to give you three solutions.

                        First, I would suggest you REDUCE your masturbating. It’s like working out. You can’t go to the gym every single day – it’s not good for your health, and it’ll diminish your results and slow your progress because of negative changes in your hormones. It would help if you had “off days”, and sometimes, you need to take off a few days or maybe even a week to let your body recuperate and improve your hormones.

                        So, I suggest you do the same with masturbating. Practice some self-control and have pre-scheduled days OFF. Secondly, try masturbating without any porn. Watching porn is becoming a very big problem in society, especially for men. And it’s causing a lot of negative issues as it pertains to sex, impotence and neurological changes in your brain. Lastly, make sure you’re at least taking specific herbs, vitamins and minerals which are designed to help replenish what you’re losing in the orgasm, to help increase your testosterone levels and to reduce the negative hormones such as female and stress hormones. It’s just like working out. You need to give your body what it’s losing.

                        Hope this article gave you more clarity. If you found it helpful, please give it a “thumbs up” and “share the health” with others so that they can benefit as well.


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