Side Effects and Benefits of Masturbation for Men

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Side Effects and Benefits of Masturbation for Men

Male Masturbation: Side Effects and Benefits

There are so many absurd myths about masturbation floating around on “The Great Worldwide Net” partly because we feel awkward bringing that conversation up and people have taken it upon themselves to share their own interpretation of how masturbation affects us. Although none of us want to talk about it, almost all of us have done it at one point. We are here to break the stigma and tell you that masturbating in moderation is extremely common and there is nothing for you to feel bad for.

Of course whether you need to do it or not, is entirely up to you, some of us enjoy masturbation while others don’t and that’s OK. Self pleasure can also be a form of self car - it helps to release good hormones like endorphins and is a huge stress buster. Like all good things when done excessively, it can lead to side effects, emphasis on excessive. Let’s look at advantages and side effects of masturbation.


5 Side Effects of Masturbation in Men

Despite what some people say, masturbation is usually harmless. In fact, sexual coaches recommend it to prevent premature ejaculation and sex drive. The listed side effects of masturbation are only in the context when one can’t stop thinking about sex and is interfering in your daily life. Once a week or a couple of times is completely acceptable.

Fatigue

People suffering from chronic masturbation get addicted to the constant shoots of hormonal releases. Some amount of tiredness or sleepiness is normal after the refractory period, but intense dull, drowsy and low energy levels after excessive masturbation need medical and psychological intervention. Chronic masturbation not only wears the little fellow out, but it also results in constant energy crashes and fatigue.


Injury to the Genitals

Yes! Its possible, unhealthy habits of masturbation can end up hurting you physically. No matter what brings you pleasure, masturbation shouldn’t cause you pain or harm. You know you are doing it too much if you notice skin chafing, tissue build up at the shaft of the penis or peyronie’s disease. It is definitely a good idea to cut back when masturbation is causing physical damage to your commander.


Testicular Pain

The glands that are active during your solo sessions are pituitary, adrenaline and testicular. These help to release the feel good hormones - specifically oxytocin and testosterone that contain anti-inflammatory properties. Over masturbation suppresses the anti-inflammatory hormone production, which could lead to groin pain. The groin pain can move chronically towards the testes.


Affected Sexual Relationship with Partner

This one is an obvious one but if you spend a lot of time exhausting all your sexual energy on your solo sessions, how will you be able to please your partner? Despite that aggressive masturbation or holding your penis too tight decreases sexual sensitivity, which translates to less enjoyable sex with your partner. Excessive masturbation can take a toll on your sexual life, leading to frustration and friction in the relationship.


Early Ejaculation

Masturbation can be both a bone and a bane to premature ejaculation, sex coach Pallavi opines you can use masturbation as a remedy to premature ejaculation when you do it right. So when is it a problem? Men who masturbate chronically find it hard to control the release of the sperm. This can be a huge put off to your partner. Slowing down the stocking action can help delay the response of sexual release.


Health Benefits of Masturbation in Men

If you have stroked in a tube sock or really enjoyed your time in the showers, then you know that masturbation feels good, but turns out it is good for your health and wellbeing too. Speaking of masturbation, did you know you can take help of supplements to ramp up your solo sessh too?


Lowered Prostate Cancer Risk

Prostate A.K.A the penis in fact shys away the cancer cells if you masturbate healthily. Research on the topic found that men who ejaculated 21 or more times a month were found to have 31% lower risk of cancer than those who masturbated 3 times a week. Yes! Science supports your masturbation habits. Now you can do it guilt free.


Increased Sexual Stamina

Thanks to the surge of dopamine, endorphins and oxytocin, sex feels amazing. We humans are wired to chase after everything that feels good. It’s been observed that more one has sex, more one craves for it. The same is true for masturbation as well. Healthy masturbation increases your libido, helps you stay longer in bed, and since you know your body better, - It helps to connect better to your sensual parts.


Reduces Stress and Helps to Relax

There is no surprise here. Many of us are already aware of this plus point. But it’s actually been proved by science that orgasm before bedtime is not that bad of an idea. Self pleasuring quiets the frenzied mind and the release of oxytocin induces sleep. Beyond just helping you falling asleep, the hormones released such as serotonin and norepinephrine aids you getting REM sleep.


Take away here is that Masturbation is very poweful indeed (wink) but only when done in moderation. From giving a post orgasm glow, to reducing the risk of cancer masturbation, it posesses many health benefits. Say yes! To regular masturbation just not too much of it.


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