#1. You are causing physical pain to your nether regions.It was not too long ago when the act of masturbation was a taboo topic. Not only was it frowned upon as a dirty and inappropriate deed, it was highly discouraged. Move forward to today and masturbation is seen as a completely natural thing.
In fact, doctors don’t see anything wrong with a person choosing to pleasure him or herself. Gloria Brame, Ph.D., a clinical sexologist, considers masturbation as, “part of a healthy sex life. It’s totally safe and harmless.”
Reaching orgasm through masturbation has its benefits as it makes people happy. Chemicals like dopamine and oxytocin are released when you climax making you feel satisfied and positive about life. As much fun as you may be having playing with yourself, there is such a thing as masturbating too much.
If you are making your skin chaff, you may be doing it too hard. Men can cause a condition called Peyronie’s disease, a buildup of plaque when the penis is injured causing it to bend.
#2. You don’t care about the quality but rather focus on the number of times you get to do it.
You are either bored or are trying to beat the previous number of most orgasms from masturbating. This is not a competition, it’s just sex.
#3. Masturbating gets in the way of you actually having sex.
There is nothing wrong with masturbating but it does not need to replace the actual intimate and physical connection of two people.
#4. When you combine masturbating and porn, it can affect your personal sex life.
Men who masturbate while watching porn heighten their visual stimulation, craving more and more. Consequently, the response and intimacy with an actual partner is affected because porn will turn him on more.
#5. Other parts of your life begin to suffer.
If you are avoiding getting together with friends or are late for work because you are satisfying yourself, that is a problem. Pleasuring yourself should never get in the way of your social life and work.
#6. You are not enjoying yourself in other parts of your life because you keep thinking about the next time you get to pleasure yourself.
If you are distracted by constant thoughts of masturbation you may be dealing with a behaviour problem. You need to talk to someone.
#7. You can’t stop masturbating and when you are not doing the act, it’s on your mind constantly.
An addiction can be anything from alcohol, gambling, and sex. If masturbating is getting in the way of your life and you can’t control it, it’s time you seek help from a professional like a therapist or sex addiction counselor.
#8. When you masturbate too much it makes ejaculation difficult.
When you get hooked on masturbating and you do it frequently, the obvious side effect is that it becomes more difficult to reach orgasm. Your body needs time to replenish the fluids you’ve been using.
#9. You may suffer from the psychological impact of masturbation.
You may begin to feel guilty about doing it regularly. It can also cause depression. Moderation is the key.
#10. Your penis may begin to swell and become irritated.
This is a common side effect of excessive masturbation. Some soaps, lotions can cause sensitivity and rash. Choose products without perfumes and unwanted chemicals. Keep the hands clean to avoid infection.
#11. Masturbation reduces your sperm count.
If you and your partner are trying to conceive this will be an issue.
#12. Excessive masturbation can affect normal ejaculation.
After years of excessive masturbation some men have issues with premature ejaculation. The problem continues long after the masturbation stops.
#13. Masturbation can ruin your relationship.
Your partner will not be satisfied sexually if you excessively masturbate. You can’t be a good lover if you are in masturbation mode all the time.
#14. Chronic masturbation can have severe effects on the brain and body chemistry.
Dr. Hernando Chavez, a sex therapist and psychology professor, says “Biologically, chronic masturbating can affect our brain and body chemistry because it can overproduce sex hormones and neurotransmitters.This overproduction impacts each person differently, and can range from:fatigue, pelvic pain, vision changes, lower back pain, testicular pain, or hair loss. There is current research that states increased testosterone production is linked to DHT production, which is associated with male pattern hair loss.”
#15. You have lost control.
There comes a point where masturbating becomes an addiction. You may need help to help you curb and control the problem.
#16. You get accustomed to one type of touch.
Your penis is used to orgasm with one type of touch. Hence, reaching satisfaction the old -fashioned way with your partner may be jeopardized.