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Last Updated: Jun 21, 2024

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Masturbation

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Dr. Rushali AngchekarHomeopathy Doctor • 12 Years Exp.BHMS
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Masturbation is done by an individual in order to attain sexual pleasure. Most adults do it due to a lack of partners or to satisfy their sexual urges. It is becoming more popular nowadays as youth today are becoming open with it and discussing the matter in their circles. It was considered a sin in the past as people were ignorant about self-pleasure and considered it taboo.

Females were more scared to do it because it was popularised that it would take away their virginity making them impure and minimizing the chance of getting a good life partner. But with the changing time, people got to know more about it and the religious restrictions were decreased eventually with more exposure to knowledge and sources. The disadvantages and advantages of masturbation depend on how many times an individual does it.

Advantages of Masturbation on Health

Check out some benefits of masturbation on our health and how it helps in different health issues:

  • It increases blood flow in the body and releases endorphin, a pleasure-enhancing brain chemical.
  • It releases emotional stress, depression, and anxiety.
  • It makes you comfortable and confident with your body.
  • It lets you explore your desires and makes you sexually satisfied even without a partner.
  • It lets you experiment with yourself, understand your body, and know what works for you, in order to attain orgasm.
  • It can help you get sound sleep and prevent insomnia.
  • It can strengthen your relationship with your partner as you understand your body well and help your partner as well.
  • It reduces the risk of STD’s.
  • If done to the limit, it works as a stress buster and causes great relief.

With some advantages of masturbation its own disadvantages too. Male and females do it daily in order to attain orgasm when dissatisfied with their partners. The thought of masturbation keeps their mind preoccupied making them inactive in their social life. Masturbation is addictive in nature and can make a person waste ample of their time doing it thus depriving them of becoming productive in life.

Disadvantages of Masturbation

Anything in excess is not good for health and causes adverse effects on the body, Compulsive masturbation can be very addictive and can get uncontrollable at times. Check out some disadvantages or effects of masturbation on our body:

  • If u get addicted to it, it can lead to frustrations if you are deprived of doing it every time you feel like it.
  • It can cause a lack of concentration and social life.
  • It can injure the genitals if done vigorously.
  • It can cause early ejaculation in men.
  • It may affect your virginity too.

Nowadays, with more availability of sex toys like vibrators, dildos, etc, masturbation is becoming popular in females too. They no more depend on their partners for sexual satisfaction. With more sources and exposure to sexual lives, females don’t compromise with their sexual lives. But as mentioned, everything comes with its own disadvantages, too much masturbation has affected females too making them more involved in self-pleasuring and less in people around them.

Disadvantages of Daily Masturbation in Female

  • It can lead to addiction which can further affect your day-to-day life.
  • It can injure your vagina and can cause irritation due to too much rubbing.
  • It may cause an infection inside the genitalia.
  • It can make your mind preoccupied making you less concentrated and involved in other important things in life.
  • The urge to pleasure yourself all the time can make you really uncontrollable at times.
  • It can make you emotionally and physically detach from your partner. 

Is Masturbation Good for You?

Readout some benefits of masturbation for both male and female persons.

  • Masturbation eases tension in both males and females.
  • Makes a male or female feel light.
  • It prevents a guy from being sick due to too much sperm deposit.
  • Helps in producing an imaginary sex image in both males and females.
  • Reduces the rate of male or female horny feelings.
  • Masturbation prevents a man from having sex without a female.
  • Satisfies both male and female sexuality.
  • Reduces sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Preserves a virgin guy (based on what some people believe).
  • Offer cools an aroused body.
  • The best way of a collection of sperm when running a sperm count analysis.

Is Masturbation Bad for You?

About reading out about some disadvantages of masturbation, you can read out some more information on masturbation positions, how it can be bad for you if you do it excessively:

  • It is a serious sin in the holy bible.
  • Makes the penis or dick get weak when been used in the body of a female.
  • It makes a penis develop too many veins thereby making it unattractive.
  • It causes infections in females.
  • Weakens the hormone responsible for producing sperm.
  • Masturbation makes a man moan, suffer, and starve for real sex during the period of masturbating.
  • It reduces the period of ejaculation in men.
  • Weakens the womb in females thereby not enabling the womb to carry a child which leads to abortion (miscarriages most of the time).
  • It sometimes causes infertility in females.
  • It causes cancer in the female.
  • Masturbation can make a female lose her virginity.
  • It can cause sperm disability which leads to abnormal children (in fewer cases).

After reading out the disadvantage and advantages of masturbation, we advise you to meditate and avoid masturbation. Dedication, meditation, and medication are the ways to fight it. Strictly avoiding that triggers which compel you to do masturbation like porn, friends, and privacy, etc. Doing regular yoga and aerobics will definitely give you the advantage to get over it.

Most Common Myths and Facts About Masturbation

There are many myths and misconceptions related to masturbation, also known as 'hand practice'. 


Have a look at a few of the myths associated with masturbation:

While these are some of the most common myths associated with masturbation, you may have heard about some other myths too in your area. You should not believe in these myths and consult a sexologist to clear your doubts.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Masturbation

  • It relaxes your mind and body

  • It leads to healthy sexual development

According to a study, women who masturbate lead a happier married life than those who do not.

A healthy diet containing fresh fruits, dry fruits, specially dates, almonds, anjeer, etc, and avoiding fish, egg, chicken and mutton can help you maintain optimum helth despite masturbation. Moreover, there is a special medicine for this problem that reduces your urge to masturbate by helping you to regain lost vigor and vitality plus boosting overall health.

You can take advantage of homeopathic treatment to take away the habit of masturbation and remove its bad effects. Do not ignore the necessity to consult qualified homeopaths to avoid sexual embarrassment at the time of marriage.

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