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Masturbation Addiction - Treatment, Symptoms and Causes

What is Masturbation Addiction?

Ah! Alone in the room, cut off from the social domain and your friend circle in that moment of lustful privacy, you give in to your sensual desires, that too in the most unimaginative of ways. Yup! We are talking about the addictive habit of masturbation. Masturbation (or the slang – ‘fap’) isn’t exactly the most commonly or openly discussed topic out there, rather it has transcended into becoming yet another taboo (Haww! Why are they speaking like this? :O ) in an already stigma struck society of ours! Thus, what starts as an occasional indulgence for self pleasure at leisure at an impressionable adolescent stage, owing to lack of proper, healthy conversations and guidance ends up as a self loathing, frequent habit! Although it might not seem like it, but this habit does tend to escalate to dangerous levels, wherein you deprive yourself off the true pleasures and indulgences that are actually going on in that outer world, and deem yourself to a doom of loneliness, lust and disgust!

Causes of Masturbation Addiction.

Simply put – It’s all in the mind! Masturbation promotes the release of certain hormones which naturally provide sexual gratification and a sense of satisfaction. Now, this gets addictive because people either find pornography so appealing that they neglect the real life indulgences, or they take masturbation and the associated (false) gratification and satisfaction as an alternative to depression, lack of normal sexual activity, or an escape from their mental and social pressures.

Some people might require lower level of hormones for their sexual gratification, and thus they find the activity of masturbation more comforting. Thus, in this self woven paradise of lustful imaginations and self loathing satiations, they find temporary solace in the domain of their very limited and trivial existence, leaving out real world worries and joys!

What is the symptoms of Masturbation Addiction?

Well, that’s not difficult to figure out. If, you get sudden urges to fap at awkward moments of loneliness; if you are tempted to play with your genitals in those blissful quiet nights, and if you cannot control these but are controlled by these sudden rushes, that’s when addiction has chipped in!

Although, it’s said that masturbation can help calm down the occasional sexual energy rush or help individuals easily identify their sexual orientations, yet, none of these justifies an addict’s behavior.

Treatment of Masturbation Addiction.

Like all addictions and habits, this one has impacts and side effects as well. Scores of vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals are drained down the drains or wrapped up in tissues to be disposed off. Your immunity power takes a strong blow and you are left a bit weaker apart from (in some cases) the regret faced later on.

So, prevention is always better than cure -

Quite a few people, who have joined the ‘No Fap’ online community and committed themselves to not indulging in ‘self pleasure’ have reported increased levels of focus, increased stamina, higher confidence levels, and even easier access to sex! If you are currently fap-free, remember this is what you have, and don’t lower your quality of life!

Don't indulge in the random enjoyment of deriving pleasure through imaginations and other peoples’ indulgences. Be with your true self.

Prevention to avoid Masturbation Addiction.

People addicted to and engaging in excessive masturbation cite a temporary refuge from everyday feelings and worries whilst indulging in the act. However, a positive and healthier approach to the same can help anyone overcome the urges, gradually lowering them to a level wherein they don’t affect, or at least control you anymore! The following life hacks might be tried :

Avoid Pornography: No matter how much you wish to indulge or derive pleasure from some random people and their acts, try to fight the temptation. Stay strong!

Avoid Solitude: Most of these indulgences occur when you are alone in the safety of solitude, whilst no one is there to judge you or make the whole scene awkward. So a simple hack - avoid solitude, for as long as you continue to be in your presence alone, you will feel tempted to just go through it once more; and one of these fine days, you might succumb to it as well!

Pick up a hobby: Whenever your mind takes you back on this track, pick up a hobby to indulge in, divert your attention, thoughts and mind to healthier and ‘real’ly fascinating activites.

Feel and indulge in the brilliance of being ‘Fap free’: You have already learnt how members of the No Fap community described their experience as life changing. Let yourself feel and enjoy an elated and better life experience as well.

Withdrawal symptoms of Masturbation Addiction.

As you commit yourself to being a ‘No Fap’ person, you might witness some withdrawal symptoms. Other than bursts of increased urges and temptations to give in, sudden and awkward erections can become quite frequent for some time, and you might witness a few ‘Night Discharges’ (referred to as ‘night fall’ in slang). However, staying true to your motives, and dedicated to a better, healthier and an awesome life, will gradually help eradicate all these symptoms, and you’ll get addicted once again, to living life to its full, in manners that are not marked by lust or disgust!

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Unhealthy Masturbation - 10 Ways You Can Overcome It!

MS (Counselling & Psychotherapy), Ph D ( NLP)
Psychologist, Chennai
Unhealthy Masturbation - 10 Ways You Can Overcome It!

Masturbation is a phenomenon that is encountered by people of all age. While it gives momentary pleasure, the long-term effect of the act is not healthy. Often teens try this before getting into a relationship. This is done to enjoy the thrill of sex. Needless to mention, a person quickly gets addicted to masturbation, if it is done daily. This article will reflect on 10 ways to overcome this unhealthy practice and lead a healthier life.

  1. Use time efficiently: It is critical to engage in a hobby, which an individual loves doing. Certain things such as painting, outdoor sports, playing an instrument, writing etc. not only keeps one engaged, but also help you focus your brain. The thought of masturbation can surely be curtailed by doing this.
  2. Connect with people: People often masturbate when they are lonely and seek company. It is, therefore, necessary to connect with people to get away with masturbation. It makes sense to join a dating site and engage with a prospective partner rather than masturbating.
  3. Stay away from pornography: Pornography is the number one reason for masturbating. Some solutions to get away from porn sites are moving the computer to a public place to reduce the temptation of watching porn, cancelling subscription of porn sites, porn magazines etc.
  4. Urinate: Often the temptation to masturbate goes away as soon as one urinates. Urination helps to deflate the penis and the lower the body heat. This not only reminds a person to use the organ effectively, but also keeps the thought of masturbation away.
  5. Yoga: Yoga is an ancient relaxing mechanism, which has multiple benefits for the body. It relaxes the muscles, normalizes breathing and brings the body in shape. Yoga is a great way to keep the mind engaged and stay away from masturbation.
  6. Use a rubber band: Rubber band is a punishing mechanism. As soon as the thought of masturbation strikes the mind, it can be used to hit a part of the body. Mild hurt will help the mind to focus and take away the random thought that might be leading to masturbation.
  7. Take a shower: Often taking a shower helps the body to relax and bring down body heat. A cold shower also energizes the body and brings the scrotum temperature down. This, in turn, greatly helps a person to refrain from masturbation.
  8. Say no to sex toys: It has been seen that girls get addicted to sex toys quickly. It, therefore, makes sense to get rid of all sex toys. The sheer thought of sex toys can urge a person to masturbate.
  9. Make a plan: There should always be a plan to counter the most vulnerable moments. When the body and the mind are on the verge of giving it away to masturbation, one should have a final thought or action to bypass masturbation.
  10. Listen to music: Often listening to music can drive away the thought of masturbation. The choice of music can be slow to fast, depending on the preference of music one has. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.
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Sexual Addiction - Types and Treatment

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Sexual Addiction - Types and Treatment

While sex is an important part of an adult’s life, it may also come with a number of problems for certain people. Sexual addiction is a problem faced by many and includes a wide range of behavioural patterns when it comes to sex and excessive indulgence in the same. This condition may impact the life of an individual in a significant and even debilitating manner. While many people may confuse this with mere addiction to porn, this is not true. Let us find out more.

Types of Sexual Addiction: There are a number of ways in which sexual addiction may be characterised. As mentioned above, it does not merely include addiction to pornography or any other aspect of sex. It may include an addiction of one or multiple aspects, which include pornography as well. The various forms of sexual addiction include pornography addiction, addiction to fantasy or masturbation, addiction to sadistic behaviour, addition to prostitution, and other excess sexual activities and pursuits like exhibitionism.

Symptoms and Signs: There are a number of physical and emotional symptoms and signs of this condition. The patients suffering from this condition may end up isolating or alienating their partners, which is one of the most common giveaways of this condition. They may also go from one relationship to another in no time at all, with multiple partners in many cases. Also, they will not really have healthy relationships with their partners because of their fantasy based perceptions when it comes to sex. The physical symptoms of this condition include falling prey to venereal diseases and infections on a frequent basis, as well as the exposure to unwanted pregnancy in at least 70% of the cases, as per many medical reports. Anxiety, depression and substance abuse are also some of the common outcomes of this kind of addiction.

Treatment: Sexual addiction and sexual dependency can be treated by first of all treating the physical manifestations of this condition and its symptoms like infections and other ailments. This will be done with the help of medication in most cases. Further, the patient will be put through CBT or cognitive behavioural therapy as well as other forms of sex therapy so that the evaluator or psychologist may find the root cause behind the condition.

This kind of therapy usually follows the route of exhaustive discussions in which the patient will be asked to talk about his or her emotions and problems. These will then be used in order to reprogram the attitude and thinking of the patient. In such cases, the patient will also be encouraged to invest time and effort in the emotional side of a committed relationship so that the dependency on sex may reduce. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Masturbation - Ayurveda and Healing!

BAMS, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
Masturbation - Ayurveda and Healing!

When you are fatigued, depressed and bored of a routine life after a long day at work or study, you may think of a lot of different things to do so that you may be able to get to sleep on a more positive note. Some people may like to surf through the net, some may be into reading, some may listen to music to relax and rejuvenate and some may think that masturbation is one of the most relaxing things to do when you need to beat stress and fatigue

However, little do we realize that the feelings that we may seek to run away from may be the ones that are aggravated because of masturbation. 

Adolescents, who have had their first taste of early adulthood, discover a range of new feelings when when they touch themselves and the pleasure that they feel from an act that can be done without the help of anyone else, is on a different level altogether. 

What does Ayurveda say? 
According to detailed and in-depth studies of Ayurveda, masturbation is considered as the pathway to a number of physical, mental and emotional troubles. Some of the most commonly experienced problems include tiredness and lack of concentration, feeling of monotony and depression and a wrong impression of how actual sex might feel.

Apart from the emotional and mental stress, there may be a possibility of causing injury or infection to the penis because of regular touch and this risk is heightened in case where unhygienic methods of masturbation are practiced. Touching the penis with unclean or infected hands may cause an infection in the region and put you at the risk of major diseases or allergies. 

The treatment: 
While you may think you have an addiction towards masturbation, you should never rule out the possibility to be able to treat it and lead a better life because all of it is possible with the help of Ayurvedic treatment and therapies.

The excess and the effects of continued period of masturbation over the years can be reversed with the help of medication such as Vajikarna Rasayana, which helps in restoring the sexual libido with the most natural ingredients, as deemed fit by Ayurveda. 

While it may be important to opt for medication when you are in the clutches of masturbation, it is also essential to make sure that you take medical advice from a trusted Ayurvedic specialist and get the right treatment path shown to you. 

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When Masturbation Is Really "Procrasturbation"

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
When Masturbation Is Really "Procrasturbation"

When Masturbation Is Really "Procrasturbation"

Engaging in a little masturbation is a favorite pastime of many a man. Some guys masturbate more than others, which is perfectly fine. Every guy has his own specific sexual needs and preferred outlets, and as long as it doesn't negatively impact penis care, that's fine. But there are times when masturbation becomes "procrasturbation" - masturbating as a way of putting off doing something else. When exactly does masturbation become procrasturbation? And more importantly, is it necessarily a bad thing?

Definition

As is often the case when dealing with masturbation-related issues, coming up with hard and fast rules and definitions can be difficult when it comes to procrasturbation. As a matter of fact, some people use a definition of procrasturbation that doesn't include masturbation at all; instead, they define it as getting a feeling of great euphoria simply from putting off doing a difficult or daunting task.

But more people probably consider procrasturbation to mean engaging in the act of masturbation as a way to put off starting on or completing a difficult task or facing a challenging problem. For example, a college student perhaps has an important paper that needs to get done, but rather than focus on that, he surfs through his favorite porn sites for an hour and focuses on rubbing his penis.

Procrasturbation can be a "one off" situation, such as that just described, or it can be something more chronic - and may occur in somewhat subtle ways. For example, perhaps a man is aware that something about his relationship with his girl friend is causing some anxiety. Every time these feelings of anxiousness arise, rather than explore them, he decides to masturbate, after which the feelings of anxiety have gone away - for a while at least. In such cases, he is using masturbation to avoid dealing with feelings he identifies as unpleasant - and he may not even be aware that he is doing so.

Good or bad

So is procrasturbation then a bad thing? It really depends upon the individual person and the individual situation.

Consider again the case of the college student who masturbates rather than start on an important paper. If after masturbating he decides it's time to go out and get a few beers with his pals, rather than start on the paper, then his procrasturbation seems to be part of a pattern to avoid work that needs to get done.

But it could be that after masturbating, he feels much less tension and anxiety. He may be able to think more clearly and be in a better frame of mind to collect his thought and begin work, in which case his procrasturbation would have been beneficial.

It's a little harder to make the case that the second example of procrasturbation is beneficial, as the man clearly seems to be using masturbation to avoid facing a problem. But it is possible that this person is simply not at a place in his life when he can comfortably confront relationship issues. In general, however, using masturbation as an excuse to avoid problems which can and should be addressed is not the best approach.

One other issue with chronic procrasturbation: if a guy isn't careful, enthusiastic masturbation may lead to a raw, overworked penis. In such cases, a man benefits from regularly using a top drawer penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). A rubbed raw penis needs to be re-hydrated, so the proper crème will have both a high end emollient (such as shea butter) and a natural moisturizer (like vitamin E). The skin will also benefit from a crème with a potent antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid. Antioxidants fight excess free radicals which, if left alone, can cause oxidative stress that further weakens penis skin.

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Men's Sexual Health Missteps - Preventing Accidental Overuse

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Men's Sexual Health Missteps - Preventing Accidental Overuse

Men's Sexual Health Missteps - Preventing Accidental Overuse

There is many a man who has questioned the potential pitfalls of frequent sex and self-pleasuring. Does it decrease fertility? Damage the penis? Make sex less enjoyable? Learn more about the potential downside of too much loving and how to change the routine to keep the penis healthy.

Is too much sex bad for the penis?

Well, that is a loaded question (pun intended). By and large, the answer is no, a man can't have sex too often in terms of causing serious physical harm to his penis. Also, contrary to folklore and old wives tales, he cannot "use up" all his sperm; what's more, masturbation does not cause sterility, and - believe it or not - he will not grow hair on the palms of his hands from engaging in too much self-love! Now, even though there are no major pitfalls to the act of love - or self-love - it is possible for a man to injure himself based on the way in which he goes about it. Overly aggressive sessions can cause damage to the penile skin, but luckily, in most cases, the damage is not permanent.

How can sexual activity cause penis injury?

By the time a man reaches adulthood, he may believe that he has perfected his masturbatory technique. He likely knows exactly what he likes, and is an expert at a using the perfect speed and pressure he needs to get there. And when he becomes experienced at partner activity, he may quickly develop a repertoire of the most titillating moves. But what if the technique he is using is harmful to the penis? It is possible that a man can use too much pressure or thrust, which can cause microscopic damage to the penis that, over time, adds up to a big problem. Learn some common sexual pitfalls and how to tweak the technique to keep the penis healthy.

Problem: Too much friction. When the delicate skin of the penis receives too much friction, it can become damaged and irritated. In some cases, the naked eye cannot see this damage, but the penis skin burns a bit on contact or becomes sore. In a more serious case, the skin may show signs of redness, cracking skin or even bleeding. Luckily, in most cases, a sensation of pain is present before a man damages his skin badly, but sometimes -- in the heat of the moment -- it can go unrecognized.

Solution: Use a high-quality lubricant. Some men simply reach for a bedside lotion or -- even use saliva when doing the deed -- but that simply does not protect the skin in the same way as a quality lubricant. Experiment with the amount needed to keep things gliding smoothly and reduce friction-men who previously hadn't used lube may find the happy side effect that it feels better!

Problem: Too fast or too aggressive. When guys are exploring their sexuality -- often behind a closed bedroom or bathroom door - they may fear getting caught and therefore engage in rapid, aggressive thrusting or stroking to get the deed done as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, that sexual response becomes learned and may become the only way that a man can experience pleasure. This style may cause accidental injury such as bending or torsion of the penis, or it can lead to penile tissue damage over time, as the skin cells become toughened and resistant to sensory pleasure.

Solution: Slow it down! Explore different sensations and types of stimulation. It may take some time, but the body can be trained to respond to new, safer types of stimulation over time.

Protecting against overuse injury

Whether a man is flying solo or enjoying time with a partner, there are instances in which all caution may be forgotten in the heat of the moment. While the best course of action is to resist this temptation, men can also take precautions to help their penile tissue withstand the stress of aggressive use.

Applying a daily penis vitamin cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) that contains protective vitamins and emollients can be an ideal way to nourish the delicate tissues of the penis and make them more resistant to injury. A specially formulated penis cream contains penis-specific ingredients like Vitamins A, C and D for healthy, resilient skin; as well as amino acids ALCAR and L-arginine for better nerve tissue response. Moisturizing agents like Shea butter round out the protective qualities of a penis cream by locking in moisture and helping to prevent friction injuries.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello sir I am addicted to masturbating. I ll masturbate daily. From some days I am thinking to swallow my own cum (semen) can I do that. When I see that I feel disgusting? But, what to do I must swallow once. I have to feel my cum taste. What will happen if I swallow my cum. Can I ll be addicted to it. Plss help me? I am not getting what to do. When I see it I think I am going to have it. When I smell it I feel disgusting. But at anyway I want to have it once. Can I.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Hi, It's not harmful. It's not unsafe. And it's not risky to swallow your own semen. It's just a natural body fluid like all others including your saliva, gastric acids, urine, etc. But It Is Disgusting. I would want to evaluate you for OCD since you r getting this thought repeatedly, it's intrusive and it's against your will. And you seem pretty much in distress coz of this thought.

Hello sir, 25 days back while I was masturbating suddenly I pulled my penis back at that time my frenulum was cut at that time lot of bleeding has occurred, after 25 days later I have done masturbating this time also from frenulum lot of blooding happened.

Ayurved bhaskar
Ayurveda, Haridwar
When you excited extremely and mastubate forcely then frenulum ruptured that causes bleeding. So you should wait till you get repaired.
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How many milliliters of semen is normal? Is same amount of semen released during masturbation as well as sex?

Ayurved bhaskar
Ayurveda, Haridwar
No means of this. This may be different in individuals. Important issue is that what is the count of sperms and viscosity of semen.

I have very high sexual desire. I feel unable to focus on my work. Sometimes I masturbate but feel guilty and exhausted for few days after I ejaculate. Then again the same cycle repeats. I tried to masturbate without ejaculation but that too was in vain. I have lost my mental peace. Is there any way to overcome it?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- You are facing addictive phase of masturbation and which is going to get worse if necessary steps not taken. One way to control your urge to masturbate is to immediately do something else when you feel an urge, like going for a walk or playing video games. Take on new hobbies or responsibilities so you have less free time during the day that you’d otherwise use to masturbate. If you feel tempted to masturbate, try exercising instead. Exercise is a healthier way to release energy and endorphins.
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Hi I masturbate like 2-3 times a day and like 12-13 times a week I can control it to 3 times a week but I really need to know if masturbation causes prostate cancer or any other foreskin problems till now I have had no problems or diseases.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Gaya
Active sex or mastarbation prevent prostate infection. But active masturbation may diminishe the penile skin sentation. It also decrease the libido, so, be careful and avoid too much mastarbation. Thanx.
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Table of Content

What is Masturbation Addiction?
Causes of Masturbation Addiction.
What is the symptoms of Masturbation Addiction?
Treatment of Masturbation Addiction.
Prevention to avoid Masturbation Addiction.
Withdrawal symptoms of Masturbation Addiction.
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Is Masturbation Normal or Harmful?

Sab bhai bandhuon ko namashkar, mai Dr. J Lal, Atta market, New Vihar-27 se bol raha hun. Aao ko sexual vishai mein, masturbation jo log karte hai uske labh haani k baare mein bataunga.

Zyada masturbation kar lene se aadmi k andar, purush k andar disability paida ho jaati hai, jisme sperm count kam ho jaate hai, hormone levels down ho jaate hai aur iss prakar infertility paida ho jaata hai. Iss tarah se aap log itni badi bimari k shikar ho jaate hai. Aap se yehi anurodh hai k aap kisi prakar ka bhi masturbation ya sex zyada na kare. Limited daire mein reh kar agar aap sex karte hai to aap ko har prakar ka swarth laabh rahega.

Shukranuo k kami k karan sharir ka andar nirjiwta aa jana, sharir puri tarah se kaam na karna. Isi prakar testosterone ka level bhi down ho jaane se susti aate rehna aur sahi tarah se aap k body ka puri tarah se wikaas na hona bhi paaya jata hai. Isme aap ka sexual disability paida ho jaati hai aur isme muscles nhi kamzor ho jaate hai, bones ki density bhi kam ho jaati hai, hair growth bhi kam ho jaati hai aur isme RBC ka bhi level down ho jaata hai.

Iss prakar mai aap ko samjhana chahuga k aap kisi bhi prakar ki masturbation se dur hi rahein, ise na karein ya kam se kam kare to thik hai. Iss prakar agar aap kisi prakar k samasya se jujh rahe hai to aap kripya kar k librate k madhyam se ya direct mere clinic pe aa kar k mujhse sampark kar sakte hai. Iss ka mai aap ko uchit ilaaz dunga.
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Briefing on masturbation, semen and sex education
Briefing on masturbation, semen and sex education

Hello everyone I am Dr. Vikash Deshmukh, neuro-psychiatrist and sexologist practicing Washi. Today I am here to discuss about some myths about sex and sexual life.

1st myth is about masturbation, most of the patients ask me that, 'Is masturbation wrong?' Or is it hazardous to health? Masturbation se weakness aata hai kya? My answer to that is NO. Masturbation is a healthy way to release your sexual tensions, provided that you do it in a hygienic way, you should not harm your sexual parts during masturbation, and it should not be the only way to sexual satisfaction or you should not prefer masturbation over sexual act.

The second most common myth is, 'does sex cause weakness or decrease your physical stamina'. Most of my patients ask that agar kuch performance hai, sports performance hai toh use pehle sex nahin karna chahiye kya? Aur kuch din sex nahin karengey ussey pehle toh hamara performance badh jayega kya taqat zyada rehgi kya? Answer to this is no, sex does not decrease your physical stamina or performance on the contrary like exercise it can increase your physical stamina, and mental health as well as physical health.

Some patients also ask that, 'What if you feel weak or tired after sex?' I say, After exercise also you feel some weakness or some tiredness, but that only increases your further stamina but does not make you weak as a person. So like exercise after sex you can feel weakness, but that is a healthy weakness.

The next most common myth my patients come with is 'whether you should not lose your semen at all?' or semen is very precious thing and 'should you preserve your semen?'. They say doctor please give me some medicines to preserve my semen. My answer is semen is a fluid like any other body fluid, majorly 2/3 glands secret semen by vesicles and prostrate glands. So these glands work continuously 24/7 to produce semen and this produced semen should go out of body within 2/3 or 4/5 days. So its not that semen is very precious and you shouldn t lose it. There are many misconceptions like ek boond dhat ka aur sau boond khoon ka which is a completely false thing. Semen is like any other body secretion, who banta hai toh body ke bahar nikalni chahiye. So nothing wrong in losing it.

Other misconceptions patient come with is the size of penis, most patient ask me ki normal size kya chahiye? Mujhe size badhane ka kuch dawa do so that I can give pleasure to my wife, keep one thing in mind that only upper one third that is 3 cm of vagina is sensitive after that there are no sensation in vagina. 3 cm ke upar agar apka penis raha toh usse vagina se senses nahin aatey hai, matlab 3 cm ka aagey jo part hai who apke female partner ko feel nahin hota hai sex ke dauran. So there is no truth in more size gives more pleasure, and this is proven by many experiments.

Last myth I will talk about is 'whether sex education can ruin a child s behavior?', or the child can be ruined by early sexual education. First of all I want to clear that sexual education of child doesn t mean teaching him act of sex. Sex education to children under 5 years means teaching the child what a bad touch is and what a good touch is, and how to differentiate between a bad touch and a good touch because most common sexual abusers are near ones or relatives of that child. So child should be aware about what is good touch, what is bad touch and how to prevent bad touch. Secondly when they are in pre-teen age the children should be aware of puberty changes in body. Like breast changes in female, menstrual cycle initiation in female, or in males the pubic hairs or increase in penis size. Because if he or she is not aware about these changes there can be certain trauma in them. Like if there is some 13 year old girl, she is not aware about menstrual cycle and she suddenly starts bleeding she will be very much fearful that she is bleeding from her private parts and that will be traumatic for her, so sexual education is very important for teenage. Also post teenage or teenage practices about safe sex preventing self sex methods as well as use of condoms and very important to avoid sexually transmitted diseases as well as unwanted pregnancy.

For further consultation and queries please contact me through Lybrate.com.
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Hi! I am Dr. Poosha, sexologist and sex counselor. I am also the editor of the India s longest published magazine in Absarika published from 1949. I am also a consultant on Lybrate.com for the last 15 months.

Friends, today we will talk about masturbation. This is a solitary practice as you can understand done in privacy and it starts at the age of about 8 to 9 years in boys. It can also start as late as 50 years for some people, until then they may not be starting masturbation at all. So the occurrence of masturbation can start at any time from childhood till the late age. Unlike many people think, women also masturbate. Lots of people and qualified doctors propagate that masturbation leads to impotence, immature ejaculation, causes nervous disability, general weakness and stop the growth of the penis which make the organ small. Some people also believe that the penis becomes small because of masturbation. These are some of the terrible misconception by the public. There are some people who go to the extent of saying that masturbation is the cause of epilepsy, insanity, schizophrenia also. But believe me, every single one of them is a myth and absolutely wrong and there is no scientific basis for this at all.

In fact, masturbation is not only a natural and safe outlet without any hazards to the health including sexual health, life, performance, desires and responses. None of them is affected by masturbation. In fact, there are some benefits as well. In the first place, it gives you the sexual satisfaction that you desire at any given age. Secondly, it relieves you of the sexual tensions building up in the body so that you are able to focus on your studies or work or other things. More importantly, you will be safe from sexually transmitted infections that could arise if you indulge in casual sex. For casual sex, other consequences are also there like cultural, biological and psychological. All these problems can be avoided if you stick to masturbation. Finally, it saves you from prostatic problems.

If masturbation is done by elderly people especially, the prostate symptoms, infections and enlargement signs can be relieved. For persons of every age, masturbation can be used as a tool for overcoming premature ejaculation. So remember that masturbation is harmless and here is nothing wrong in doing it. But I have come across a lot of people who says that they are addicted to masturbation. We will discuss about this issue at some other time.

Thank you, I practice in Samalkot and Hyderabad. You can walk into my clinic if you have any queries on this subject and I also answer questions through lybrate.com so you can fix up an appointment through lybrate. You can ask your questions and get text, video or written answers.
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