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Is Masturbation Healthy
Natural: As long as you're not diverting so much time and emotional energy, this near-universal practice is basically good for you, and only an ideologue would tell you otherwise. It keeps the physical and emotional pressure down, lets you focus on other things, and especially teaches you about your mind and body for marriage and parenthood. Think about the person you love / will marry. ...Read more
It can be: In fact for men there is decreased risk of prostate cancer in groups that have higher ejaculatory frequencies(though you don't have to ejaculate through masturbation!) Again, if it isn't something that you perseverate on and does not impair your normal functioning and sexual relationships, then it usually isn't too much of a concern. ...Read more
Use it or lose it: Sexual desire is a basic human function, just like hunger and thirst. The appropriate use of that desire is also a part of the "human experience" requiring "higher order thinking skills". Masturbation when there is not a appropriate way to express one's sexuality is both healthy and a "wise choice' with a partner that "one knows best.". ...Read more
Yes: As long as you're not obsessed with erotica so that you miss out on appointments and other things you need to do, this is fine. For younger men not in relationships, this is about the norm. Vary your technique to prepare you for different possible partners, and think about that one special person in your future rather than internet trash / unrealistic scenarios. ...Read more
Yes. Masturbation is a normal, common, healthy part of the human experience. The majority of the human race has or does masturbate. There is no good or bad to it. It just is. Masturbation is a way of taking care of one's mental health. It is a tension reliever. It can be joyful.
There is no medical or scientific reason to not masturbate. ...Read more
It's normal: Essentially all young men and a majority of young women enjoy their bodies in private. It keeps a person comfortable and able to focus on other things. It won't make you short, hairy, stupid, infertile, unspiritual, or an unfit spouse. If you're obsessed with erotica so you're missing the rest of life, get with your physician -- we know how to fix this kind of thing up. Best wishes. ...Read more
Masturbation: Masturbation is a common part of the human experience. Sexuality leads to health in many ways: it relieves stress; it allows intimacy and spirituality to develop with a partner; it leads to creating love and families. There is no medical or health reason to limit one's sexual expression, including masturbation. ...Read more
Minimal research: Because of a variety of cultural taboos, it is hard to get reliable information on the practice.It appears to be universal, for at least part of the life of both genders.When it does not interfere with the normal development of peer interaction, there is no harm done.It does not interfere with physical growth or development. ...Read more
Feels pain above pubic area after masturbating...Any advice to motivate self for avoiding it...Is masturbation healthy.
Prostate Pain: Ejaculation can incite swelling in the prostate. This can result in pain in the rectum, penis, testes, behind the scrotum, low abdomen back or groin. The swelling can also result in decreased force of the stream, urgency and sensation of incomplete emptying the best way to resolve this is to abstain for several days and see if it goes away. Aleve/ibuprofen or Aspirin and increased water helps. ...Read more
Hello iam 19 year old boy and want to know is masturbating healthy if yes then how much time can in masturbate in week tell me healthy amount ? Thank
See answer: Though opposed by some cultures and religions, which can lead to guilt/shame about the behavior, masturbation is a normal, healthy sexual activity that is pleasant, fulfilling, acceptable, safe and a good way to experience sexual pleasure and can be done throughout life. There is no "normal" frequency that is recommended or shown to be "healthy" and compulsive masturbation is a problem for some. ...Read more
Basically yes: It's impossible to do controlled studies. Frequency of ejaculation does not correlate with prostate cancer but may with prostate hyperplasia ("hypertrophy"). Anecdotally, single men who have struggled not to masturbate for whatever reason have had precocious prostate disease, and in any case, trying to abstain to the point of being uncomfortable makes it hard to work, play, even get to sleep. ...Read more
Is masturbation healthy when you are 19 years old?(female) why does it take me a long time orgasm?
Not unhealthy!: There is absolutely nothing medically wrong with masturbation, but plenty of religious and old-fashioned ideas exist that can make one feel "guilty" about it. That's also probably the reason it's an effort for you. If you are ok with it then free yourself from the "stigma" and learn what feels good. You will be a better partner if you know what you like and communicate this when ready! practice! ...Read more
Your choice: Both are healthy and anyone who tells you otherwise is misinformed or worse. I trust you're not obsessed with erotica so that it interferes with the other things you need to do. If you entertain yourself, which is most men's choice, you learn more about your mind & body. Vary your technique and thoughts to prepare you for possible future partner(s), and embrace your masculinity. ...Read more
Generally is: This is near-universal between puberty and establishing an adult romantic relationship, and often after. You learn about your mind & body, you can keep the pressure low and focus on other things you need to do. Superstitious guilt and concerns about political incorrectness have caused enormous grief. Only if you have an unwanted compulsion that obviously interferes life do we need to help you. ...Read more
It is healthy: In moderation, masturbation is healthy and has physical and emotional benefits. If you are overdoing it and thinking about it all the time then it is becoming an obsession and you need to obtain counseling to analyze your behavior. If you have a partner and still resorting to masturbation then you need to discuss this with your partner and look at ways of improving the sexual intimacy between you ...Read more
What's right for you: Only you can tell. If you have an obsession or compulsion, or if something is interfering with your finding someone to love romantically, then a talk with your phyiscian or some other wise person may help. If you're one of the lucky folks who's happy by himself, then it's really up to you. It's one of the few enjoyable things you can't do to excess and hurt yourself. You choose. ...Read more
I have seen people with obsession doing it very often, which needs to be addressed.
The most important index is if this habit consumes your time, or prevents you to be an active and happy person. ...Read more
What is the difference between nightfall and masturbation? And after how much days masturbation is healthy ?
I think you're fine: Almost all men enjoy their own bodies when they're alone. There's no physical health problems that result from it, and I believe it prepares you for adult life as a husband and father and keeps you comfortable so you can do other things. Why not think about that one special person with whom you may share a lifetime of love, rather than trash you find online? Maybe you can talk with Dad about this. ...Read more
It's said that masturbation is healthy while porn isn't. How can it be healthy? We couldn't masturbate without porno and sexy movies and photos.
Misinformed?: There is nothing healthy or unhealthy about porn in general. Unhealthy would be if obsession ensued or if one got a perception that porn was reality. Sexual activity is a sign of mental health in general. But again obsession, or using sex to avoid living could be a problem. Health is about balance. Sex us a vital part of the human experience. ...Read more
Hi I am student as well as doing job i just want to ask how much masturbation is healthy and I am also suffering from nightfall?
I masturbate compulsively to porn. I know masturbation is healthy, but being addicted to porn is not! How can I overcome porn addiction? Thank You
Will & diversion ...: Congratulate for taking the first step to realize what you should do. Clinically, you have fallen victim to overindulgence & obsession in compulsively seeking sexual pleasure. To successfully overcome such, you need to make willful effort of mental diversion by not just exercising outside-in but also pushing inside-out approach. Detail? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html & ...in the site. ...Read more
You decide: Anybody who tells you that masturbating causes any real disease is either foolish or wants to frighten and manipulate you. You must learn about your body to become an effective adult, and for most people this involves touching yourself. Keeping the pressure off helps you focus on other tasks, and perhaps you can even grow by thinking about the person you will marry. Good luck. ...Read more
Safe and healthy: It is safe to masturbate. Make sure you do it in the privacy of your home and as long as it does not interfere with your ability to function or overake your life there is nothing wrong with that. People have physiologic needs and sometimes they need to be met. This can be healthy for body and mind. ...Read more
Near-universal: Techniques very tremendously. Most men grip their shaft and rub up and down. Most women rub their clitoris, often with something that vibrates. You'll know what to do and find out what works best for you. The activity often leads to orgasm in either sex. There are no adverse health consequences. A few men become addicted to erotica; we can treat this. ...Read more
You decide: Enough to stay physically and emotionally comfortable and able to focus on the tasks of regular life. Not so much that we're obsessed with it, have an unwanted compulsion that keeps us from making friends, learning new things. There's a range; you decide what's right. It's great if you can think about the person you love / will marry. ...Read more
Masturbation: Masturbation is a normal and common part of the human experience. There are, in general, no negative health consequences to this sexual practice. There is also no place for a physician to tell you how to be sexual. There are no health benefits to more frequent or less frequent sexual activity. ...Read more