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Anxiety And Masturbation
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?
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
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'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I would like to know if masturbation 1 time per day every day can increase anxiety in people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
No it can not!: In fact most people find it relaxing. ...Read more
Does/could male over masturbation have any negative effects or harmful side effects otherwise? Maybe even in correlation with anxiety?
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
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
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
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
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
Does masturbation worsen depression and does depression and anxiety worsen intelligence? I use to be a straight A student but not now after my illness
Depression: Please continue therapy as none affects your intellect just your ability to focus ...Read more
I am afraid I have adrenal fatigue from masturbation and severe anxiety. What can be done about this?
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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
Itch/tickling feeling under scrotum near anus. Worst after masturbation. Goes away if I press it. Could it be 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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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