Can You Masturbate Too Often?
Masturbation is a healthy and normal part of human sexuality. According to the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, 94% of men age 25-29 have masturbated. Although taboo for many years, the masturbation conversation is now at the forefront. Regarded as the ‘safest sex of all’ masturbation is a way to receive sexual pleasure without the risk of sexually transmitted diseases or getting pregnant. So, can you masturbate too often?
Are you hurting yourself?
If you are hurting yourself by masturbating it could be considered a problem. Mild physical harm such as skin chafing, rawness, and genital irritation can be caused by excess friction. A serious, but rare condition can also be caused by chronic masturbating: Peyronie’s disease (plaque build up in the shaft).
The refractory period (time it takes to get consecutive erections after your orgasm) often changes due to your age. The younger you are, the better ability you have to get another erection after ejaculating. If it is taking you a long time to get an erection after orgasm, the first recommendation is to not masturbate too long before having sex.
Disrupting Your Life
Partaking in compulsive, chronic masturbation that takes over or disrupts your life can have negative impacts. Missing work or social occasions can serve as warning flags that your masturbation habits might be abnormal.
When it comes to personal relationships, men who stimulate themselves using porn or specific personalized techniques might have trouble performing with a partner. If you feel like you can only receive pleasure from solo stimulation, consulting a sex expert might help you get back on track with your partner.
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