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Awkward but please. I have anxiety issues. Masturbating makes me feel better. Today when i had an orgasm i had an anxiety attack same time. Why?

Awkward but please.  I have anxiety issues. Masturbating makes me feel better. Today when i had an orgasm i had an anxiety attack same time. Why?

It can happen: Anxiety attacks can occur at any time. Anxiety prone persons often develop anxiety attacks when their heart rate increases, like when you are exercising or engaging in sexual activity. There are other explanations. Perhaps, you can get your anxiety evaluated and treated and then see if this changes your response to sexual activity. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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I've had a history of drug usage and now I've got anxiety. (not medically confirmed) I've been masturbating everyday from a very young age, and I'm getting really sick of it now. Will stopping it immediately cause any chemical imbalances in my body? My an

I've had a history of drug usage and now I've got anxiety. (not medically confirmed) I've been masturbating everyday from a very young age, and I'm getting really sick of it now. Will stopping it immediately cause any chemical imbalances in my body? My an

Healthy vs compulsiv: Anxiety or another addictive behavior? Sex addiction is real, but it is important to determine whether you just have unnecessary guilt over normal sexual drives or are truly addicted. You can get more information & take a simple self-assessment at www.Sexaa.Org. Click the 2nd tab, "saa for you?" if you decide that you need help, you are not alone, and need not be ashamed. There is hope & help. ...Read more

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Is masturbation a symptom of anxiety?

Is masturbation a symptom of anxiety?

Result, not symptom: Compulsive masturbation can be a way of trying to cope with anxiety. It can also be a sign of sexual addiction. Take the test for this at www.Sexaa.Org. ...Read more

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Does masturbation help relieve anxiety?

Does masturbation help relieve anxiety?

Temporary at best: It releases endorphins and does other things, known and unknown, to the brain. It will not help with your life situation any more than any other rx that doesn't involve addressing life issues. If you are in an abusive living situation, or have set the wrong life goals, or aren't well-equipped to survive in a competitive economic world, anxiety will be the result ; wise counsel / action the cure. ...Read more

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I've masturbated on average once a day for 10 years and now I have a girlfriend and am having issues getting an erection. Is it performance anxiety?

Maybe: Asuming you have no chronic health problems like diabetes or high blood pressure and are not using illicit drugs, the the most probable reason for this in a 26 year old male is mental. You're probably just psyching yourself out! Relax, and just let it happen. Increase the amount of foreplay you and your partner are engaging in. ...Read more

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Does masturbation help with anxiety disorders?

Does masturbation help with anxiety disorders?

Masturbation could: Provide a temporary diversion & pleasurable release of tension, but it will do nothing to change the underlying causes of the anxiety. Best treatment for anxiety is relaxation training (perhaps with biofeedback -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) and cognitive/behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Will masturbation help me relax and get rid of anxiety?

Will masturbation help me relax and get rid of anxiety?

This is one of the: primary reasons to masturbate--to relieve stress. Orgasm impacts twenty-two major regions in the brain, which then generate lots of feel-good hormones. These have a good effect on anxiety, plus depression. You must not be hung up on guilt, which is the other side of the masturbation issue. ...Read more

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Why does it seem like masturbation helps my anxiety attacks?

No one knows for sur: Many people find that masturbation relieves anxiety symptoms. Freud's theory was that anxiety was an expression of built up sexual tension which was relieved by sexual pleasure. Newer theories are that the intense experience is reassuring that one is alive and effective. In therapy that fact that masturbation helps can be used as a pathway to understanding the underlying causes of the anxiety. ...Read more

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How do you get over the anxiety and withdrawal that comes with trying to quit masturbation?

How do you get over the anxiety and withdrawal that comes with trying to quit masturbation?

Not clear: Meditation and calm, deep breathing can help with anxiety however there is no evidence that masturbation is harmful from a health perspective and thus a person trying to "quit" may be needlessly stressing themselves. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between frequent masturbation and GAD (Generalized Anxiety Dissorder) for teenage males?

Is there a correlation between frequent masturbation and GAD (Generalized Anxiety Dissorder) for teenage males?

Not necessarily: However, anxiety levels could be heightened in someone who feels uncomfortable with the idea of masturbating but who still engages in the behavior (ego-dystonic). Masturbation could be performed compulsively in some people). Masturbation could be used as a way to alleviate anxiety/ stress in others. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more