Male Masturbation: Know the Benefits and Risks

Male masturbation

Masturbation is a healthy, natural and a safe way of sexual self-satisfaction. Men more often talk about it openly without much inhibition like females. They get to know about it from friends and classmates while in high school and most often start practicing masturbation from then on.

Is masturbation normal?

Absolutely, from a scientific perspective, it is agreed that masturbation is a very natural sexual behaviour in human beings and there is nothing wrong with it. But since it is an extremely private sexual practice, it might have earned a bad reputation.

Is masturbation harmful to men?

Not at all. It is a personal choice as is in fact, an even safer practice than sexual intercourse as it does not involve a second persona and have no risk of STIs or other diseases.

How many times it is normal for a man to masturbate?

It is completely dependent on your interest and choice. Everyone has different opinions. It depends on the stamina and the health condition. Some can masturbate 3-4 times a week, while others do it daily. It depends on your sexual drive and sexual desire. If the frequency of your masturbating is too much, divert your attention to creative hobbies or join a gym to improve your health. Excess of anything is harmful, so it is important you maintain a balance.

Is it healthy if a man masturbates daily?

For some men, masturbating daily is normal, but for some men, it turns out to be freaky. When they realize that they cannot do without masturbating daily, they start to think something is not ‘normal’ with them. As long as masturbation is not affecting your daily life and not becoming an addiction, there is nothing wrong with it.

What are the side-effects of daily masturbation?

There are no such serious side effects but some sex experts think that masturbating daily can be excessive. It can lead to fatigue, weakness, and loss of stamina. It can also cause early ejaculation and affect sexual inclination towards your partner.

Some men might develop an addiction to masturbation.

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When do you know that masturbation has become an addiction?

You know you are addicted to masturbation when:

  • Skip daily activities
  • Miss work and other social events
  • Cancel prior appointment with friends or meeting with family
  • Sexual relation with the partner is compromised

What to do if you realize you are addicted to masturbation?

This is a common problem in many men but there are ways you can get rid of it. You must have a talk with your counselor who will suggest you ways to cut down the addiction. Try and find out activities to replace your masturbation.

When you feel the urge to masturbate, go for a run or a long drive, talk to your friends, nurture a hobby or write a dairy.

Can masturbation cause premature ejaculation?

Yes, it can. When you masturbate excessively, it can damage the nerves that are responsible for ejaculation. This can lead to premature ejaculation or ejaculation while sleeping.

Can masturbation affect your sperm count?

This is a very common query of most men. Well, it does not. Sperm is continuously produced by a male body and there is no way masturbation is depleting your sperm count.

Can I damage my penis if I masturbate?

Normal masturbation does not damage your penis, but frequent and rough masturbation definitely does. While it does not literally ‘damage’ your penis, but it can lead to penile fracture. It will need surgery to repair it.

What are the benefits of masturbation in men?

Research shows that men have a lot of benefits with masturbation:

  • Lowers risk of prostate cancer
  • Cortisol release with ejaculation that boosts the immune system
  • Releases stress and tension
  • Strengthens pelvic muscles to prevent erectile dysfunction and incontinence
  • Lifts mood and boosts satisfaction

Does it mean I am cheating my partner if I am masturbating?

Well, most definitely not! Men who are single as well as in a committed relationship masturbate. It does not account to infidelity.

Also, Read:

Female Masturbation: Is it a bad thing?





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