Masturbation is a method of getting sexual pleasure by stimulating the genitals with your own hand, sex toys or by your partner’s hands without actually having sex but achieving an orgasm.
Masturbation done for limited number of times without getting addicted can assist an individual in maintaining a good quality of life by venting out the excess sexual libido in a safe manner which can avoid teenage sex and risks of teenage pregnancies and also prevent sex with multiple partners which increase the risks of sexually transmitted diseases.
However, masturbation can turn into an addiction if you find it as a compulsion thereby feeling compelled to do over masturbation. Over masturbation can become risky for your physical and mental health thereby making it necessary that you get rid of the addiction.
How to Identify Over Masturbation?
Masturbation is absolutely normal and healthy. But it’s a known fact that any normal activity also becomes abnormal if it is over or under indulged. When we feel compelled to do an activity over and over again by remaining somewhat preoccupied with it or in worst cases our normal daily life and mental balance are affected then it is a situation which has to be taken seriously.
Rate and frequency of doing masturbation varies from person to person and also over the age groups. A teenager or a young adult may have more sexual libido as compared to a middle-aged man, therefore a higher frequency is normal for a young man which may not be for an older man.
Over masturbation can be identified when you realize that it’s affecting your daily lifestyle and also your physical and mental health yet you can’t get rid of the need to masturbate.
Avoid Over Masturbation by Understanding the Health Risks
It is a very difficult situation when you understand that you are indulging in over masturbation yet you are unable to snap out from it. Taking help from an expert or simply learning about the possible health risks of over masturbation may assist you to get rid of this problem.
It is important for you to understand that as already mentioned masturbation isn’t a bad thing as it is quite normal and healthy. Nor are you expected to give it up altogether but you should motivate yourself to masturbate only for limited number of times over a particular range of time.
Health Effects Of Over Masturbation
Physical Health Risks of Over Masturbation
A very common problem that may occur due to over masturbation is that the skin on the penis gets irritated due to frequent friction leading to weakening of sensitivity and less erection. Risks of accidents can be present if masturbation is done face down over sheets or rough surfaces by which the urethra may get harmed. If an erect hard penis gets hit against a hard surface there are risks of penile fracture.
Some other common physical health risks like hair loss, blurred vision, fatigue, memory loss, testicular pain can also be associated with over masturbation. Nervous system and the liver may get affected by over masturbation while a man may go through sexual exhaustion which may hamper his personal conjugal life. A man may seem therefore impotent or he may suffer from erectile dysfunction unnecessarily.
Psychological Effects of Over Masturbation
There are psychological risks as well because your personal life gets affected leading to depression and anxiety. Over masturbation can make you alienated and you may stand the chances of losing self confidence and esteem.