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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?

Arousal: If you have an anxiety disorder, any kind of arousal can induce anxiety or panic. That includes orgasm, excitement, exertion from exercise, and more. There are many treatment approaches that can help with anxiety and panic. It's best to seek a medical evaluation first. ...Read more

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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30 days without porn. Experiencing lot of stress, lack of sleep and anxiety. Shall I quit masturbation all at once or shall I quit it gradually?

30 days without porn. Experiencing lot of stress, lack of sleep and anxiety. Shall I quit masturbation all at once or shall I quit it gradually?

I would suggest seek: A Therapist that is knowledgeable in sex addiction counseling so you can get a hold on lie again, to figure out what is the satisfaction looking at porn is doing for you. Behavioral modification is also needed to replace old habits with new ones. ...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?

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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Does/could male over masturbation have any negative effects or harmful side effects otherwise? Maybe even in correlation with anxiety?

Does/could male over masturbation have any negative effects or harmful side effects otherwise? Maybe even in correlation with anxiety?

Not likely: The only concern would be sexual addiction. If the masturbation prevents participation in work, education or family interaction, there could be an issue with addiction. ...Read more

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I have anxiety problem and I had panic attacks. I have not masturbated for a week. I was wondering if it helps my anxiety or makes it worse?

Variability: Masturbating in private is quite natural. However, some people feel guilty for doing it -- and in such cases, it may worsen anxiety because one is defying internal feelings that it's "bad" to masturbate. Other people may notice that intense sexual urges cause anxiety -- and that masturbating relieves this. So, people vary in their responses. It may help to discuss it with your own doctor. ...Read more

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What are the effects of over-masturbation. I masturbate over 8 times a day. What can I do to stop? Suffering from depression and anxiety too. Thanks

Get help for: depression and anxiety. In addition 2psychotherapy from a skilled clinical psychologist, consider meeting with a psychiatrist 4 a medication evaluation. Use your Canadian socialized medical services 2conquer your anxiety and depression. In therapy discuss ways 2 build a healthy social life and start having relationships with potential partners. In time hopefully U will not need 2masturbate so much ...Read more

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I do masturbate four to five times in a week. If not do I fell restless, boring. And after masturbate I suffer from anxiety, depression. What can I do? ..

I do masturbate four to five times in a week. If not do I fell restless, boring. And after masturbate I suffer from anxiety, depression. What can I do? ..

Be careful: You may be setting up bad "sexual" habits, as it appears that you are using sex/masturbation as a means of addressing stress/anxiety. This can make future sexual relationships difficult. You should seek help from your doctor as they may be able to set you up with a therapist that can work to help you develop alternative coping mechanisms. ...Read more

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If masturbate can reduce stress, could it also help in anxiety treatment?

If masturbate can reduce stress, could it also help in anxiety treatment?

Not so much: Masturbation will not produce lasting positive effects on anxiety problems. It's better to address what is sustaining the anxiety problem and to intervene there. Often, anxiety problems persist due to repetitive dysfunctional or unnecessary thoughts. Cogntive-behavioral techniques can be used to revise these thoughts/behaviors to relieve anxiety. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a butterfly feeling in penis area? Masturbated last night and been getting it whole night and today. Was hard to sleep with this

Can anxiety cause a butterfly feeling in penis area? Masturbated last night and been getting it whole night and today. Was hard to sleep with this

Anxiety vs injury: Yes anxiety can cause a variety of sensations in the body. Are you worried or ashamed about masturbating? If so, may cause anxiety symptoms. It is a normal human activity, and not harmful unless you physically injure your genitals (abrasions, ruptured blood vessel, etc). Try taking a warm shower or light snack to relax you before going to sleep. For anxiety see psychologist using CBT. ...Read more

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I am afraid I have adrenal fatigue from masturbation and severe anxiety. What can be done about this?

Read, relax, see Dr.: Read this link:
http://tinyurl. Com/kdefxln
and relax. If you still believe your adrenals are not functioning well, see your doctor for an exam. There are many causes of fatigue more likely than this - I'll propose that CBT therapy can help w/ your anxiety and depression releasing lots of wasted energy for healthy use. There is no reason to think that any amount of safe masturbation will harm you ...Read more

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Itch/tickling feeling under scrotum near anus. Worst after masturbation. Goes away if I press it. Could it be anxiety?

Maybe anxiety: It is unlikely any significant health problem is the cause of symptoms like yours. I can't say whether anxiety is the explanation, but it seems a good bet. Whenever someone suspects his or her own symptoms have a psychological origin, usually s/he is correct. ...Read more

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Over a long period of time of excessive masturbation, I began to develop anxiety if I tried to stop doing it. How can I get rid of this anxiety?

Over a long period of time of excessive masturbation, I began to develop anxiety if I tried to stop doing it. How can I get rid of this anxiety?

Excessive? I bet not: How do you decide if this is too much? That may be part of the problem - your belief that you're behaving wrong. Consider the possibility that it's not excessive (it's probably not) and that you just want to have more time for other things. That really may relieve your anxiety. Don't stop altogether whatever you do! It's a perfectly healthy thing for young men (all of us, really) to do. ...Read more

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Hello doctor im male 22 years old 77kg...i would like to know why when I have sex/masturbate instead of relaxing I get drained, loose motivation, and higher anxiety specially socail anxiety. Thank you?

Hello doctor im male 22 years old 77kg...i would like to know why when I have sex/masturbate instead of relaxing I get drained, loose motivation, and higher anxiety specially socail anxiety. Thank you?

Psychosocial-sexual: stress reaction with anxiety.Masturbation is normal and can cause a temporary refractory phase, which may make you feel "spent" (you are and this is normal). Social anxiety disorder can be treated with CBT (counseling therapy) and medication. ...Read more

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My cousin is afraid by masturbating on the toilet they share, he will get his older sister pregnant if any sperm gets on it. Pls help explain why he will not. This seems like an anxiety issue since ive sent him numerous explanations for this. Thnx?

My cousin is afraid by masturbating on the toilet they share, he will get his older sister pregnant if any sperm gets on it. Pls help explain why he will not. This seems like an anxiety issue since ive sent him numerous explanations for this. Thnx?

No, it won't cause: pregnancy. Sperm have to travel into the vagina or at least to the introitus for pregnancY to occur. However, if he is masturbating and leaving pre-ejaculate or ejactulate on the toilet- that is inconsiderate. No one wants to have clean up somebody elses' bodily fluids. ...Read more

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I started masterbating 2 weeks before my social anxiety started Is masterbation related to this?

I started masterbating 2 weeks before my social anxiety started Is masterbation related to this?

Not necessarily: Misconceptions, embarrassment and guilt about masturbation can cause anxiety. Master action is a normal developmental phenomenon starting in adolescence. There is no need to be anxious about it. Social anxiety disorder usually occurs independently and becomes a concern in adolescence to some people. It us completely treatable. ...Read more

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I have career related anxieties and a very high libido. I seem to masturbate every time I face stress and failure. How do I quit this pattern?

I have career related anxieties and a very high libido. I seem to masturbate every time I face stress and failure. How do I quit this pattern?

Avoidance behaviors: People often use coping skills in times of stress. Because of your high libido, yours may be sexually related. It sounds like masturbation is an escape for you. Patients in this and similar situations often benefit from talking to a therapist to work on developing new skills to identify and manage your feelings rather than avoiding them. ...Read more

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Should kids masturbate?

Should kids masturbate?

Their choice: Most young males will not be able to stay focused on things they need to do, or even fall asleep, if they do not keep the pressure down by whatever means. Both sexes get acquainted with their bodies in preparation for adult life. Think about being in a wholesome relationship rather than internet trash. ...Read more

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Is it bad to masturbate?

Is it bad to masturbate?

No but only if. . .: Masturbation is a normal human sexual behavior unless it interferes w/your ability to engage w/society. If it doesn't impact upon your relationship w/others eg family, friends, school, work, etc then it's not a problem. ...Read more

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Is it fine to masturbate?

Is it fine to masturbate?

Yes: Masturbation is a normal and appropriate thing to do. In essence, even babies masturbate. Touching the genital to produce pleasure is masturbation. This is usually most prominent during the pubertal years and thereafter. If you find that it is all you think of, it interferes with your relationships, your dialy living and all, then you need to back away. ...Read more

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Is it good to masturbate?

Is it good to masturbate?

Here are some...: Masturbation is a process of fulfilling pleasure-seeking from within in privacy; once one experiences its resultant gratification which is then ingrained in mind. As to its being good or bad, that hinges on if its consequence affects one's energy & ability for survival, growth, & continuation. If yes, it is bad; if not, okay. Remember: overindulgence & obsession are the most common chronic killers ...Read more

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Is it good to masturbate?

It can't hurt!: If it makes you feel good, do it.! great solution for stress, headache and a restful night's sleep! ...Read more

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Can I masturbate everyday?

Can I masturbate everyday?

Even on holidays...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It is not harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause acne or hair loss, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage vision. ...Read more

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Is it normal to masturbate?

Is it normal to masturbate?

Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause hair loss or gray hair, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage eyes. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to masturbate?

Masturbation: It is very normal behavior when controllable to private time ...Read more

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How often should I masturbate?

How often should I masturbate?

You choose: Some men prefer a "hard" ejaculation and wait several days between sessions. Essentially everybody does it, and it's your business. If you are missing appointments, not finding time to do the things you want to do or should be doing, or are avoiding meeting people who might be that one special person for you, then think about resetting your priorities. Otherwise -- enjoy yourself. ...Read more

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Masturbating is good to health?

Masturbating is good to health?

Neither: There is little evidence that this impacts health positively or negatively ...Read more

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Is it ok to masturbate daily? ...

Is it ok to masturbate daily? ...

Sure. Some facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It is not harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause acne or hair loss, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage vision. ...Read more

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I masturbate a lot is it harmfull?

I masturbate a lot is it harmfull?

I bet you're okay: If you're obsessed with erotica so that you're missing out on other things you know you should be doing (work, study, friends, fitness), your doctor can help. Think about something nice -- maybe even the girl you'll marry -- rather than trashy internet stuff. Don't rush things, and vary your technique to prepare you for a variety of possible partners. You're a man now -- welcome your new life. ...Read more