What is Masturbation?

Masturbation is the self-stimulation of the genitals to achieve sexual arousal and pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm (sexual climax). It is commonly done by touching, stroking, or massaging the penis until an orgasm is achieved.

Who Masturbate?

Masturbation Addiction is a very common behaviour, even among people who have sexual relations with a partner. Studies have shown that a very large number of men and women have Masturbated at some points in their lives. The number is pegged at about 92% in men and 64% in women. But it must be remembered that people usually lie about indulging in such a personal activity.
Masturbation is the first sexual act experienced by most males and females. In young children, Masturbation is a normal part of the growing child’s exploration of his or her body. Most people continue to Masturbate in adulthood, and many do so throughout their lives.

Is Masturbation Normal?

While it once was regarded as a perversion and a sign of a mental problem, Masturbation now is regarded as a normal, healthy sexual activity that is pleasant, fulfilling, acceptable and safe. It is a good way to experience sexual pleasure and can be done throughout life.
Masturbation is only considered a problem when it inhibits sexual activity with a partner, is done in public, or causes significant distress to the person. It may cause distress if it is done compulsively and/or interferes with daily life and activities.
In addition to feeling good, Masturbation is a good way of relieving the sexual tension that can build up over time, especially for people without partners or whose partners are not willing or available for sex.

Is Masturbation Harmful?

Masturbation has been part of the daily life for some people. Although Masturbating itself is not a bad thing to do, but the addiction gives lots of bad impact to one’s life. When someone Masturbate more than once a day or more than three times in a week or he doing that daily, then it could be classified that person is addicted to Masturbation. You will feel more satisfied with your self-service sexual needs than with your spouse. Moreover, the mental bound between you and your mate will be no longer tight and everything could fall down like the domino effect afterwards.

Understanding Masturbation Addiction

Two brain chemicals play a powerful role in addiction. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that enables you to feel pleasurable emotions, and endorphins are chemicals released during stress and physical activity that allow you to recover and feel at ease. When you masturbate, the body releases dopamine to enable you to feel sexual pleasure, and frequently releases endorphins when you’re done masturbating. Over time, this frequent release of brain chemicals can become addictive. Because endorphins and dopamine can help you cope with stress, people experiencing extraordinary stress or mental health problems are especially likely to become addicted to the release of these chemicals that occurs with masturbation. Thus frequent masturbation can become an unhealthy coping mechanism that causes you to avoid – rather than address – your problems.
While masturbation is widely acknowledged to be an important part of healthy sexuality, any behavior in excess can prove problematic. After all, exercise can keep you alive, but too much exercise can kill you, and shopping helps you access food, but too much shopping will quickly drive you into debt. Masturbation is no different. If you masturbate several times a day, your brain can become addicted to the release of powerful, pleasure-inducing chemicals. Moreover, it can become more difficult for your brain to release these chemicals without increasing stimulation. Consequently, you may need to masturbate more frequently or to more dramatic stimuli in order to receive the same pleasure you previously had. Many people become addicted to porn at the same time they become addicted to masturbation because pornography allows people to seek out increasingly graphic stimuli.
This perpetual chase of the next brain rush is a hallmark of addiction. When your brain is finding for dopamine, you’re experiencing similar feelings to those of a heroin addict, so it makes no difference that you’re not actually ingesting a chemical substance.

Side Effect of Excessive Masturbation

The main problems are of mental imbalances. Men who Masturbate too frequently will develop an addiction-like attraction for the habit. They will not be able to spend a single day without Masturbation, and will probably want to have a go at it whenever they can afford. The result is that, the person is not able to focus on work, which naturally suffers. Over Masturbation can also make a person sluggish in society, a slow learner and a person who is so wrapped up in his addiction for Masturbation that he does not show any kind of progress.
A very shocking side-effect is that people who masturbate a lot develop such a strong affinity to the habit that they do not get the same kind of arousal through normal heterosexual intercourse. This, if anything, will affect the reproductive capability of a person.
Excessive Masturbation causes weak Erection and leads to Premature Ejaculation.
Excessive Masturbation also causes Semen Leakage and then it leads to overall weakness of a person and if the problem is not treated then it leads to Impotence.
Besides weakness it also causes other health problems like stress, fatigue memory loss, headache, blurred, vision, hair loss, liver dysfunction etc.

Am I Addicted?

The defining characteristic of any addiction is that it interferes with one major area in your life and that you are unable to stop despite strong efforts to do so. Some common symptoms that you may be addicted to masturbation include:

  • Seeking out increasingly graphic, extreme or violent pornography.
  • Feeling ashamed of your masturbation habits.
  • Having trouble in a relationship because of masturbation.
  • Having trouble with sexual arousal or in-person sexual interactions because masturbation is easier or more pleasurable.
  • Masturbating in inappropriate locations such as at work, in the car or in public.
  • Legal trouble because of masturbation or other sexual behaviors.
  • Difficulty with time management.
  • Feelings of frustration, anger, sadness or depression when you can’t masturbate.
  • Trouble spending time with your children, enjoying your hobbies in other tasks you previously enjoyed.

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