Side Effects of Masturbation in Males

Masturbation or self-pleasuring, is touching and rubbing parts of your body for sexual pleasure, such as the penis, clitoris, vulva and breasts. It is a way for people to explore their own bodies and find out what feels good, where and how they like to be touched and how to achieve an orgasm. Some people think that only people without partners masturbate, but most people with regular partners still masturbate throughout their adult life. Masturbation can also happen between two people (mutual masturbation), which can be a very intimate experience.


Can masturbation become a problem?

Masturbation can affect sensitivity during sex for men because of their technique. Research has shown that too tight of a grip on a penis during masturbation can decrease sensation. If you masturbate all the time and it gets in the way of other things you enjoy, like hanging out with friends, then it is becoming a problem and sooner than later you will begin to use dangerous objects that could hurt you or someone else.


What Are The Side Effects Of Masturbation In Males?

Sore, painful or Swollen penis

 Masturbating too often or too vigorously can cause your penis to become sore and red. If you masturbate too much in a short space of time, your penis can swell up (oedema), due to the build-up of fluid in the tissue. If the lymph vessels that carry this fluid around the penis become blocked, there’s also a risk of getting a temporary hard lump (lymphocele), which is generally painless.

While we don’t yet fully understand what makes masturbation painful, research suggests that up to 10 per cent of men experience pain during ejaculation. In severe cases, the pain can last for up to 24 hours. This sort of pain can be linked to various medical causes, including prostate inflammation, STDs, chronic fatigue syndrome and antidepressant side effects. The pain can also be caused by non-medical factors.


Quicker Climax

Urge to find ‘pleasure’ during masturbation often leads to quicker climax and thus, affects intimacy with the partner. Too much masturbation while watching porn is believed to be one of the causes of erectile dysfunction. There are also chances that the more you masturbate, the less you’re going to be satisfied with your partner. Because you are happy achieving climax by stroking yourself.


Affects other daily activities, job, family, friends etc.

Masturbation can Affects other daily activities, job, family, friends etc. A survey on masturbation and cybersex addiction reported that in response to learning about their partner’s online sexual activities, the survey respondents felt hurt, betrayal, rejection, abandonment, devastation, loneliness, shame, isolation, humiliation, jealousy, and anger, as well as loss of self-esteem. Being lied to repeatedly was a major cause of distress. The person addicted to masturbating prefers loneliness and doesn’t enjoy involving himself in group activities. Therefore, this person’s social and human identity is weakened and the society deprived from a young and creative person. Furthermore, this person will have problems in his family and in the society.


Penile Fracture

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to fracture a penis. A penile fracture is a tear in the tunica albuginea. The tunica albuginea is the rubbery sheath of tissue below the skin that allows the penis to increase in width and length to produce a firm erection. Sometimes the erectile tissue beneath the tunica albuginea also ruptures. That’s known as the corpus cavernosum. Aggressive masturbation can lead to forced penis bending, and damage. SEE: Does Masturbation Cause ED?


Physical Weakness

When you masturbate excessively, you are likely to become tired too often. A natural consequence of masturbating is tiredness. If a person get used to masturbating, he will always feel tired. This tiredness will result in the weakness of the human’s body leading to lower immunity against diseases and  the person becomes old soon. According to Live Science, Prolactin levels are naturally higher during sleep, and animals injected with the chemical become tired immediately. This suggests a strong link between prolactin and sleep, so it’s likely that the hormone’s release during orgasm causes men to feel sleepy and tired.


Mental and Psychological Damages

According to a study published in the Journal Social and Behavioral Sciences, lack of memory and forgetfulness is one of the consequences of the masturbating. The man  addicted to masturbating is absent-minded and cannot concentrate well, because his brain is somehow altered during  masturbating. A 2003 study which focused on the link between male ejaculation and brain activity  found that the increase in blood flow to the cerebellum upon ejaculation also plays an important role in “emotional processing.”


Aggression and Anger

Irritable, testy, touchy, irascible are adjectives meaning easily upset, offended, or angered. Irritable means easily annoyed or bothered, and it implies cross and snappish behavior. A man addicted to masturbating is easily annoyed, is not interested in conversing with others, is bad – tempered, burst into anger, hate others’ advice and is not logical.


Lack of Attraction Towards Opposite sex

Sexual attraction is about finding a specific person sexually appealing and wanting to have sex with them. Men who masturbate excessively are less likely to find women attractive. SEE: How to Stop Masturbation Addiction Permanently

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