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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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Masturbation In Men and Women - Quick Facts!

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Masturbation is very common and most people indulge in it at some stage or the other in their lives. With online content becoming the main research material, there are lots of myths about masturbation in both men and women. Read on to know some of the common myths and facts about this in males and females. Myth vs. Fact #1: The common myth is that men who masturbate regularly will have erectile dysfunction. The reality is that the body gets used to certain types of touch, like your own hand or vibrations, and therefore achieving pleasure with a partner may require slight practice and time. It, however, does not cause erectile dysfunction per se. It is a common belief that people who masturbate are sexually exhausted and would not be able to perform when actually with a partner. This is not true, for as long as the person is stimulated and desires sex, they can indulge in it with no cap on the number of instances that a person can be involved in the act. Myth vs. Fact #2: Indulging in masturbation is an abnormal part of sexual growth. Though most would not admit it, there are anonymous studies which reveal a large number of people (about 70% of the boys and 60% of the girls) in the age group of 15 to 18 indulge in masturbation. This indicates that it is a very normal part of growing up. Children should be educated that it is normal to touch and explore the genitals, but should know the limitations. Myth vs. Fact #3: People in relationships do not masturbate. Whether single or in a relationship, people masturbate, and this does not mean they are unhappy in their relationships. Depending on the levels of sexual desire and stimulation, some would indulge in masturbation despite being in a healthy relationship with a partner. Some people could indulge in the act together, which also has benefits like avoiding pregnancy. Myth vs. Fact #4: Masturbation has no good effects. Just as sex acts as a good stress buster, masturbation does too. The good health benefits of masturbation include better sleep, reduced levels of stress and tension, improved concentration, reduced headaches, increased self-esteem, and an overall happy being. In women, this also helps improve vaginal dryness, which is a major cause of painful vaginal sex. Myth vs. Fact #5: Masturbation has emotional side effects. Over indulgence surely can affect work, school, or social life, but it is not true for everybody. If that is the case, the person requires counselling. Else, it is a part of normal growing up and does not cause any physical or mental problems.
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Masturbating Too Much: Is It Even Possible?

Dr. Vinod Raina 91% (4535 ratings)
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Sexologist, Delhi
Masturbating Too Much: Is It Even Possible?
Masturbating Too Much: Is It Even Possible? Men really love to enjoy their equipment, and for most that means masturbating on a regular basis, even if they are in a sexual relationship with a partner. After all, regular masturbation is an important part of good penis care. And besides that, it feels delightful! But there are quite a few websites out there that suggest masturbation might actually be harmful, especially if a man does it too often. Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Let's explore what it means to have a healthy masturbating schedule versus masturbating way too much. What indicates too much masturbating? There is really no ideal number for the times a man should masturbate in a day or in a week. However, there are some signs that indicate a guy is enjoying the pleasure a little too much. These usually happen when there are adverse consequences to what he's doing. 1) Penis injuries. A man who masturbates too much can actually wind up damaging his penis. This is especially true when a man ignores lube and uses the 'death grip' to pleasure himself. A guy can wind up with a sore penis, redness or other irritations that make it uncomfortable to touch his equipment. He might also eventually wind up with a severe curvature of the penis from a buildup of scar tissue; this can happen when a man persists in obsessive masturbation for a long period of time. 2) Problems in relationships. If a man finds himself at the receiving end of an emotional tirade from a partner who feels neglected in bed, pay attention - this could be a sign that taking matters into his own hands has become a problem. While masturbation even in the midst of a good sexual relationship is perfectly normal and healthy, if a man is masturbating so often that he doesn't want to have sex with his partner, that's a huge red flag that things have gone too far. 3) Constant distraction. A man who is constantly thinking about the next time he will masturbate, to the point of neglecting his responsibilities or daydreaming about how he will do it next, can mean there's an issue that needs to be addressed. Though this kind of attitude can be normal when a man is first exploring his body and learning about it, anyone who has been sexually active for a few years should be able to keep thoughts about masturbation on a more appropriate level. 4) Problems in other areas of life. A guy who misses work to masturbate, avoids going out with friends or chooses to opt out of sexual encounters in order to enjoy his own hand might be facing serious problems. When masturbating begins to adversely affect a man's social and work life, it's time to get professional help. 5) No more ejaculation. A guy who masturbates too much can tap the bottom of the well, so to speak - leaving him with nothing more to give. A guy who constantly has 'dry' releases and worries because he can't produce any ejaculate is someone who might be masturbating too much. If a guy is worried about masturbating too much, it's important that he tries to gradually cut back. If he finds that he can't do this on his own, professional help is available. In the meantime, he can help eliminate some of the soreness and pain from overhandling with the use of a specially formulated penis health cr me (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Look for a cr me with Shea butter and vitamin E to soothe the skin, as well as L-carnitine to help protect the peripheral nerves that might suffer from excessive masturbation.
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Uncommon Penis Problems: How to Handle Phimosis? Men who suffer from phimosis might wonder what it will take to overcome the condition. The good news is that careful penis care, under a doctor's supervision, is likely to solve the problem with time and patience. However, there are other options as well. Here's what a man needs to know about this uncommon penis problem. What is phimosis, anyway? Phimosis is a condition in which the foreskin of the penis cannot retract beyond the head of the penis. Obviously, this is a condition found only in intact men. Being unable to retract the foreskin is actually very common in babies and young children, but as they begin to mature, the foreskin should eventually move freely over the head of the penis. For some men, however, the problem never resolves. Or perhaps it does, but then suddenly becomes an issue again for no apparent reason. There are several different types of phimosis: 1) Pathological phimosis is when the ability of the foreskin to move is reduced by infection, inflammation or scarring. This is the most unlikely cause, but it does happen to men of any age. 2) Congenital phimosis means that the foreskin has been tight since birth, and that it didn't loosen up with time. This isn't caused by any sort of medical condition, trauma or the like. Fortunately, this is the easiest to treat. 3) Common phimosis is usually found in young male children, when the foreskin adheres to the head of the penis. This is something a boy grows out of over time; if he does not, it will become apparent that common phimosis is actually congenital phimosis. What's the treatment for phimosis? When it comes to treatment of phimosis, there are several ways to go. In the earliest stages, there is often a 'wait and see' approach. During this time, a man can try numerous types of manual stretching to see if the problem resolves on its own. This stretching is quite similar to masturbation, as a man simply works to move the foreskin up and down, gradually opening it up a bit more to allow for it to retract. However, in extremely tight cases this might not work. Another option is medication. Two drugs that have been tried with some success include betamethasone and hyaluronidase. When given to young men in a study, there was a 54% success rate when they were given the combination, and all patients tolerated the medication very well. However, the above methods don't have the best success long-term. That's why many doctors look to surgery as the answer. Circumcision is the most common treatment for phimosis, as it removes the foreskin and immediately resolves the issue. However, some men will opt for a partial circumcision, which means that the surgeon makes a series of tiny incisions in the foreskin to help it open up, but doesn't remove it entirely. Keep in mind that surgery is often not recommended when a man is young, as everyone develops differently and phimosis might go away on its own as he matures. However, those over the age of 18 might be a candidate for circumcision if this penis problem continues and causes significant discomfort or an inability to enjoy sexual pleasure. Those who are trying to use the manual method to stretch the foreskin might have better luck if they employ a specially formulated penis health cr me (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) during each attempt. The right cr me will contain Shea butter and vitamin E, which provide ample hydration to soothe the skin and keep it as pliable as possible, thus possibly enhancing the work a man does to resolve phimosis through manual stretching.
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Recently I have come across quite a few questions expressing anxiety over side effects of excessive masturbation specifically premature ejaculation pe or erectile dysfunction ed. What we all need to understand is that masturbation is a completely natural act, and is just the release of built up sexual energy. It does not have side effects and to be more specific - masturbation as such does not cause premature ejaculation. In fact, ejaculation depends on so many situational factors like lack of privacy, long abstinence period, new partner, stress of any kind, fear of loosing erection etc. For 75% of men, ejaculation occurs within 3 minutes of penetration Also, most importantly it depends on the person's threshold level. People with low threshold level for ejaculation, do reach orgasm with minimum sexual stimulation. Control over ejaculation is a learning skill. One has to learn it effectively. If it's too early, then initially one has to take medicine to delay. Once when delay is achieved, then he can learn" stop-start" or" squeeze technic" Pe and ed both can be managed with proper treatment and guidance as maximum cases are related to anxiety. For more information, queries or treatment you can get in touch with me.
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Dry Rubbing and the Death Grip: Masturbation Problems to Avoid

Dr. Vinod Raina 91% (4535 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
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When a man is looking for new ways to pleasure himself, he might choose to attempt certain things that aren't exactly conducive to good penis care. Two of the most common masturbation techniques a man might experiment with include the "death grip" and dry rubbing, neither of which bode very well for the good health of a man's penis skin. But there is no doubt that in the heat of the moment, each of these techniques can be quite pleasurable. So what's the problem with trying them out now and then? Why dry rubbing is a problem Dry rubbing is exactly what it sounds like: rubbing of the penis without any sort of lube at all. Though many men produce natural lubrication during masturbation, many men will wipe this away in order to maintain the friction of a dry rubbing technique. Unfortunately, this is one of the worst things a man can do to his penis skin! When a man engages in dry rubbing, he is irritating the nerve endings of the penis. These very sensitive nerve endings might respond in a way that seems pleasurable at first, but that pleasure can mask the damage that is occurring with every stroke. In addition to soreness, redness and small micro-tears that result from dry rubbing, the stroking can cause problems deeper inside, such as minor trauma to the penis tissue or even the blood vessels that supply blood to the penis. The result of those tiny traumas to penis tissue can be a buildup of scar tissue, which eventually leads to something known as Peyronie's disease - an abnormal curvature of the penis that can interfere with sexual activity. Another problem might be erectile dysfunction as a result of the blood vessels suffering minor damage, over and over, through a long period of time. But the most common problem with dry rubbing is the damage to the nerve endings. As the penis skin is roughly handled, it will naturally build up a "callous" of sorts - much like the callous on a person's feet or hands. This prevents the delicate skin from suffering even more trauma. The calloused skin means that there will be less penis sensation, which can make every sexual act much less pleasurable. Dry rubbing isn't worth the loss of penis sensitivity! Why the death grip should be avoided Another problem is the "death grip." This occurs when a man grips the penis so firmly that it leads to pain, diminished blood flow and much more intense friction, which can in turn lead to the same problems as dry rubbing. The death grip might occur with or without lube; sometimes the lube will give a man a sense of security in holding his penis in such a tight grip, but the lube won't actually prevent damage from the intense pressure. Keep in mind that the death grip can cause even more problems than dry rubbing, especially when it comes to the buildup of scar tissue. A man can easily create many micro-tears, which can lead to internal damage a guy can't immediately see - but eventually, he will feel the consequences. Rather than take chances, a guy should always use a loose grip when masturbating, and use lube to help keep things smooth and moving as they should be. After a good masturbation session, a man can pamper his penis skin with a healthy dose of penis health cr me (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Look for a cr me that contains L-carnitine, which protects against peripheral nerve damage caused by rough handling, as well as L-arginine for better health of the blood vessels. Penis skin can benefit greatly from the daily use of Shea butter and vitamin E as well, two ingredients that ensure hydration and keep a man's favorite tool feeling smooth and supple.
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Popular Questions & Answers

Hi doctor, my whole testicle becomes hard for few seconds like after masturbation. I have read over the internet regarding this scrotal hardness and cancer, and I am a bit tensed. In my case the scrotum hardens for a few minutes like after bathing, after masturbation and returns to normal soft state again. Is this normal? Or do I have any problem.

Dr. G.R. Agrawal 96% (18734 ratings)
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Hello, Prevention is better than the cure. Quit, masturbation, first. Consult an expert to examine your scorum inorder to assess the exact condition. Meanwhile, Tk homoeopathic medicine:@ Rhododendron 30-5 drops, thrice. Tk care.

Mai masturbution karta hu. 10 years se abhi me 24 years ka hu. Ek din mai 5 or 6 times masturbutions karta hu. Kya mujhe shaadi ke baad sex karne chahiye aur kya me babies kar paunga ya nai. Please help me. Thank you sir/mam.

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Ap bahot jyada kar rahe he, week me 3-4 bar tak thik hai, is se napusankta aa sakti hai, aap bap bansakoge k nahi vo apka semen analysis hi bata sakta hai.

I have penis problem. My foreskin is fully closed. I can not open it. And my inner part of foreskin is very sensitive it pains a lot when touched. And when I masturbate I cum in 1 minute.

Dr. Dinesh Kumar Jagpal 92% (66328 ratings)
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Your foreskin is fully closed. Inner part of foreskin is very sensitive and pains a lot when touched. You cum in 5 minutes during masturbation. As your foreskin is very tight. If you feel unbearable pain in moving back foreskin then you can go for Circumcision. It is a minor operation done under local anesthesia so there is no pain. You can get it done from good government hospital. You have to go to surgery OPD in the hospital. Sensitivity and masturbation time will become normal after foreskin starts coming back.

I am addicted to masturbation. So that I feel week and think my sperm fertility is decreasing. Please help me how can I overcome from this addiction and increase my sperm fertility. Is there any home treatment.

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