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There has long been a debate on how much masturbation is too much, some go as far as saying that frequent masturbation causes erectile dysfunction.
Masturbation is a normal, self-pleasuring activity that most human beings (and many animals, as well) participate in.
It is good to know your body, your sexual response cycle and how to pleasure yourself. This knowledge is an essential part of sharing your sexuality with a partner as well.
Masturbating together with a partner can be a great way to share your sexual self, to teach your partner about you, and to learn about your partner as well. So, have fun and enjoy your ability to engage in bodily pleasure.
Note: It is fairly common for testosterone-based folks to feel the desire to release sexual tension through orgasm both in the morning upon awakening and at night before falling asleep. This frequency pattern is more typical among younger males than it is among older males.
Testosterone is a very powerful hormone which has a significant impact on our sexual desire, arousal, and sexual response. So, if you are experiencing the strong effects of your hormones, this is normal.
Heck! Go ahead and learn some good masturbation techniques while you are at it. Or invest in one of these awesome masturbation toys for men.
By now, you have probably heard several myths about jacking off every day- it will trigger hair growth in unusual places, stunt growth or reduce sperm count- which obviously isn’t true.
And while we often feel guilty after masturbating, it’s perfectly normal and has health benefits.
According to specialists, masturbation is really helpful, especially in a relationship.
You see, not only does jacking off help relieve some immediate needs but it also helps you identify your erogenous zones.
After identifying these zones, you can teach your partner how to best work the said regions for maximum stimulation.
Also, experimentation through masturbation helps boost the man’s confidence.
- 1 Is it Healthy to Jack Off Every Day?
- 2 Side Effects of Daily Masturbation
- 3 Does Daily Masturbation Reduce Sperm Count?
Is it Healthy to Jack Off Every Day?
This a question that has no right or wrong answer.
Masturbation is completely healthy and some will enjoy jacking off every day without experiencing any problems.
However, while some find daily masturbation to be normal others find it to be excessive. Unless masturbation is affecting your relationship, energy levels or encroaching on your daily life, you should be just fine.
Sex experts claim that daily masturbation is excessive and can lead to premature ejaculation, inhibit sexual activities, fatigue and weakness.
It’s also said that regular orgasms are good for the body, missing out on your regular dose of orgasms increases stress levels, frustration, unhappiness and overall mental health.
Regular masturbation helps reduce stress levels, stabilize your mood thus making your happier.
However, some people do get into compulsive habits regarding their masturbation patterns. This can involve feelings of being out of control, spending too much money or time, feeling isolated, etc. If these issues are really of concern to you, you might consider going to see a Clinical Sexologist or Sex Therapist.
Side Effects of Daily Masturbation
Like earlier said, masturbation is healthy and it has upsides but it also has some downsides.
It doesn’t matter how much you enjoy beating your meat, you should try to limit the number of times you masturbate in a week. Some of the side effects of masturbating include:
1. Frequent Masturbation Makes it Harder to Climax
It’s common knowledge that masturbation helps men last longer in bed.
Masturbating before a date might help you last longer but it also makes it harder to reach climax.
Sex experts, recommend that you allow your penis a day or two to recharge.
Due to the refractory period, older men require at least a day to rest before they can enjoy sex again.
There is also the issue to do with becoming too acquainted with your touch that sex doesn’t give you the same kind of pleasure.
Masturbation is good but don’t overdo it.
You don’t want to be in a situation where you penis can’t rise to the occasion because it needs stroking.
It’s an embarrassing situation having to tell your partner that you need a minute to beat your meat.
2. Reduces Firmness After Ejaculating
After each ejaculation, you are likely to notice your penis getting softer and spongier.
Although it’s not proven, most men who jack off regulary tend to experience this. They also don’t get excited as fast as men who don’t masturbate.
Often, men who masturbate frequently may not get hard as fast as a man who has not seen action in months. A little bit of stroking helps get them in mood.
3. Jacking off Everyday Makes You Feel Guilty
By far the most common side effect of masturbation, guilt affects everyone from men to women.
Once you masturbate, it doesn’t feel the same. It feels kind of weird sitting on your bed looking at the video or pictures that triggered the urge to masturbate wondering whether it was worth it.
Have you ever looked at a video and thought, “This video wasn’t even that good.”
In some ways the guilt is good, it helps you exercise control the next time you get the urge to beat your meat.
But you know how masturbation is, you manage to go for 30 days without jacking off and then you watch a porn video and it all goes down the drain.
4. Compulsive Masturbation
Although most men view masturbation as a healthy body function, there are times when it becomes too much such that it affects your daily life.
It is important to make sure that masturbation does not interfere with your daily functioning, such as getting work done. It is also important to feel that you can control when you masturbate (e.g., being able to control when and where you masturbate).
It is natural to have sexual feelings or urges and it is normal to masturbate as one way of expressing sexual feelings.
If you can balance between masturbation and living responsibly, then satisfying your sexual desires should not be a problem.
However, if maintaining this balance becomes a problem such that your relationships, self-esteem, finances and work are negatively affected, it’s time to quit masturbating.
5. Penis Injury, Anyone?
Masturbation is one of the safest ways to satisfy your sexual desires. It’s low risk and there are zero chances of contracting a Sexually Transmitted Infection.
However, like most low-risk activities there is still some possibility of getting hurt or injured.
Rough or frequent masturbation is likely to cause skin irritation. Remember you’ve only got one penis so take good care of it.
Being rough may offer the kind of satisfaction you are looking for but at what cost?
Does Daily Masturbation Reduce Sperm Count?
There has been a lot of debate on whether frequent masturbation lowers sperm count and the short answer is NO.
On the contrary, frequent masturbation is seen as a sign of a very healthy sex drive.
If you have ever masturbated more than thrice in a single day, you will notice that the semen becomes watery the more you ejaculate. This is a cause of concern for most men but you are perfectly fine and you won’t run out of sperms.
It’s advisable that if you and your wife are trying to make a baby, masturbate frequently. Long periods without sex or masturbation are associated with low sperm count or poor sperm health.
See, masturbation is good so have fun and satisfy your sexual needs.
Can Jacking off Daily Affect Athletic Performance?
While you may have heard the stories of how coaches would tell their players to save up their energy the night before the big game by avoiding sex, this is an old wives tale. There is no known link between masturbation and athletic performance. Masturbation is a safe activity. If you enjoy masturbating, and it is fine with you, enjoy yourself.