Doctor insights on:
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
Depends: Masterbation is the fulfillment of a natural biological urge. So in this sense it is healthy. It does, however, have tremendous cultural overtones and it can affect the quality of your relationships. In this sense it may be unhealthy at times. ...Read more
Touchy Subject (pun): Given the moral objections by some, it is best to address the health benefits. Sexual activity requires, but also aids in providing, good cardiovascular health. The stress relieving properties of orgasm are well known, as are improved mood and outlook. Studies suggest a boost in immunity and, as a result of hormones released during orgasm, better sleep. You will not go blind or get hairy palms. ...Read more
Normal: It's neither good nor bad; it's just normal. ...Read more
Yes, if it feels good: And it decreases your sexual tension, then do it ...Read more
Not really: Some "spiritual" people will tell you that for scheduled faith-based activities, you're supposed to forego release -- it's been written up as a health problem for young men. This will end up leaving you physically uncomfortable, emotionally frustrated, and may even get your prostate sore. Unless this is something you and your partner like, don't do this to yourself. Life's hard enough already. ...Read more
Is masturbation good? I am 22 and still a virgin I love to masturbate but is it good to masturbate does it harm me in any ways?
Masturbation harmful: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
You decide: Most young people enjoy their bodies several times a week, or even a few time daily. It's fine; you learn about your mind ; body preparing for adult roles. If you're obsessed with erotica and can't put it away for the other things you need to be doing, get with your physician -- talk treatment to discover your inner strengths and/or medication can solve this. ...Read more
Vary it: Regardless of your age, gender, orientation, turn-ons, whatever -- vary your technique, because in real life, partners will be variable and having a range of experience will make it easier for you to satisfy and be satisfied by a variety of people. Having said this, let me also share my hope that you spend your life in a long, happy monoganous relationship with a single person you truly love. ...Read more
Good day. I masturbate often while watching porn and recently I have been very aroused by incest. Is this core to a serious problem in me?
Male: does masturbating bring about anal pain and is it good or are there size effects? How many time a week is good? Masturbating through running tap
Mostly yes: I trust you're also getting out and meeting people, including possible partners for when you are ready. It keeps you comfortable, lets you learn about your mind and body, and lets you focus on the things you need to be doing. Vary your technique to prepare you for different people. Best wishes. ...Read more
Good day. I masturbate frequently and recently I've noticed that the skin on the shaft of my penis is getting flaky and peeling off. What should I do?
Moisturize: The skin is probably irritated from the constant friction. You need a moisturizer to keep the skin intact ...Read more
Good day. I masturbate frequently. I was just wondering is it okay for me to use a multi-vitamin moisturizer as lubricant during masturbation?
Moisturizer: The answer to your question is "Yes". ...Read more
I heard that masturbation is good, but when I masturbate I feel so weak and can, t lift weights at gym. I also eat so much but still feel weak. Help!
Protein: You are associating your symptoms to masturbation. The only way these symptoms are related is if you are not getting enough protein in your diet to replenish your muscles, keep up with your body's daily needs and to have extra for replenishing your semen. It does not matter if you 'eat much' if you are not eating enough proteins in your diet to stay healthy. Carbohydrate calories do not count. ...Read more
I have small pains in the testicles usually after ejaculating, is this a good sign of over masturbation?
Time to rest for now: Too much of a good thing is harmful. Time to back off and find a person whom you find alluring, attractive, and in whom you are truly interested as a significant other. ...Read more
No: Won't make you blind, either.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I wash my hands good and cleanup after masturbating is it possible for extra semen to be on hand to still be around to impregnate a girl?
You decide: If you're missing class, work, ball games, or opportunities to meet that special person, you're spending too much time. If it becomes compulsive and you can't think of other things, it's time to visit your family physician -- talking and perhaps an rx (ssri's have been helpful) will be in order, and believe me, your doctor has heard this many times so don't be embarrassed. Good luck. ...Read more
Mostly good: Think about the person you love / imagine the person you'll marry. It prepares you for adult roles, makes it possible to focus, won't make you sick or immoral. It's near-universal even among men with partners. Vary your grip / technique -- your experiences with others will vary as well. If you're obsessed with erotica & it interferes with things you need to do, get with your physician. ...Read more
Fact of life: This is an important part of life for all male and most female teens. It lets you learn about your body and mind in preparation for adult life. Vary your technique; it will prepare you for different kinds of partners. It won't expand your circle of friends, but will keep the pressure off and let you focus on what you need to do. Few folks develop obsession with erotica; we can rx this if needed. ...Read more
Mostly: It keeps you comfortable, lets you focus on other things you need to do like studying, working, socializing, fitness. You learn about your body and mind in preparation for marriage. It's a problem only if you're obsessed and are missing other things in life. Talk with a few sensible grown-ups -- maybe even dad. ...Read more
It's your business: If you're obsessed with erotica and are missing out on other aspects of life, then get with your personal physician -- this is fixable. Otherwise, it's your business. Enjoy being young, and when the time comes to move on to relationships, love wisely and well. ...Read more
See as sex therapist: Or a psychiatrist they are trained to deal with your problem. ...Read more