MASTURBATION – Benefits And Side Effects – On Health

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Masturbation is a normal activity. It’s a natural and safe way to explore your body. Feel the pleasure and clear built-up sexual tension. It occurs among people of all genders, backgrounds, and races.

Notwithstanding the myths, there are no physically serious/harmful side effects of masturbating.

However, excessive masturbation can hurt your relationships and day to day life. Other than that, masturbating is a normal, fun, and healthy act.

Keep reading to learn more about the side effects, goods, and potential health benefits of masturbation.

Side Effects?

Side effects of masturbation

Masturbation doesn’t have any harmful side effects. However, some people may feel/think guilty about masturbating or have problems with chronic masturbation.

Masturbation And Guilt

Some souls may feel guilty about masturbating because of :

  • social
  • spiritual
  • religious beliefs.

It is neither wrong nor immoral, but you may still hear messages that self-pleasure is dirty, shameful, and sometimes sinful.

If you feel guilty over masturbating, talk with someone you trust about why you feel this way and how you can move past that guilt. Therapists that specialize in sexual health may be good support.


Sometimes people can and do develop an addiction to masturbation. You may be giving too much time masturbating if masturbation causes you to:

  • Skip your chores or daily activities
  • Cancel plans with friends or family
  • Miss work or school
  • Excess thinking about Masturbating
  • Miss important social events

Addiction to masturbation can harm your relationships (sexual life) and other parts of your life. Masturbating too much may interfere with your work or studies, which can lower productivity.

It may hurt your romantic relationships and friendships because you don’t spend as much time with your loved ones as you used to. Or not paying attention to their requirements.

If you are worried or anxious, that you may have an addiction to masturbation, speak with your doctor, or a counselor about ways to cut down on masturbating.

Talk therapy can help you manage your addiction. You could also cut down by replacing masturbation with different activities. Next time you have an urge to masturbate, try these⬇️:

  • Going for a run
  • Spending time with friends
  • Writing in a journal
  • Going for a walk
  • Exercise
  • Watch movie
  • Do things that keep you busy
  • Read books

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Does Masturbation Cause A Decrease In Sexual Sensitivity?

For women who have sexual dysfunction, enhanced stimulation – including masturbation – can help boost sexual desire and sensitivity.

In fact, two 2009 studies found that vibrator use among women and men has been connected to an increase in desire, overall sexual function, and arousal. Women also reported an improvement in lubrication, while men reported better erectile function, according to the studies.

Masturbation can affect sensitivity during making love for men because of their technique. Research has shown that too tight of a grip on a penis during masturbation can decrease your sentiment.

Sexual health experts suggest changing your technique during masturbation to restore sensitivity levels during making love.


Masturbation is a healthy sexual activity. It has many benefits for your physical health as well as for your mental health also.

There are insufficient studies on the benefits of masturbation, but there are enough studies on sexual intercourse and stimulation.

Research and based on report suggest that sexual stimulation, including stimulation through masturbation, may help you:

  • Relieve built-up stress
  • Sleep better
  • Feel great/better
  • Relax
  • Relieve cramps
  • Boost your mood
  • Feel pleasure
  • Release sexual tension
  • Have better sex
  • Tension-free for some time
  • Better understand your wants and needs

Couples may also mutually masturbate to explore various desires, as well as avoid pregnancy. Self-pleasuring also helps you prevent (STIs) -sexually transmitted infections.

Masturbation And Prostate Cancer

Some research suggests that regular ejaculation may diminish the risk of prostate cancer, though doctors aren’t correctly sure why.

A 2016 study observed the risk of prostate cancer decreased by approximately 20 percent in men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month. We will cover this topic in another article (21 times a month). A 2003 study also saw a similar link between frequent ejaculation and lower risk of poster cancer.

There’s no confirmation or evidence, though, that ejaculating regularly protects against advanced prostate cancer.

To Sum Up

Masturbation is a healthy, natural, and safe way to practice self-care and better your health.

Masturbating may have many benefits for your body as well as on your mind also. Despite the probability of addiction, there are no harmful side effects. Everything in moderation is good and everything in excess is bad. This applies to masturbation also.

Feel free to enjoy self-pleasure without guilt, sin, or shame. Speak with someone you trust about any negative feelings you have. You can therapy also.

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Aman Pawar
Aman Pawar is a Certified Diet, Fitness and Nutrition Expert. For more info visit About Us page.


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