What is the treatment?
Whether one admits it or not, people across all cultures and geographies masturbate. It is considered to be a a natural expression of sexual energy in both men and women. However, this activity may take the appearance of an addiction if it starts happening too much. Now, how much is too much? There are no parameters to measure that in case of sexual activities such as these. Like in other cases of addiction, the tilt to the darker side gets detected due to its adverse effects on the body. But masturbation addiction brings no such harmful effects to the body. While chronic masturbation can cause some numbness and pain, it will go away as soon as the person stops masturbating that frequently. So, the only person whoc can really detect a problem is the person with the addiction. Now, masturbation does not remain an innocuous activity and becomes an addiction when the frequency of the said activity starts disrupting a person's normal routine. If a person fails to attends to an important business or unusually forgets something because he's too busy masturbating and can't stop himself or herself, the person may have become addicted to masturbation. If a person turns his routine upside down just to make room for masturbation, even at a hefty cost, it's time to realize that the person has become a masturbation addict. In this case, no one other than the person himself can determine whether it's an addiction or not. So, the sooner a person realizes the truth of the situation the better. A masturbation addict has to figure out ways to get rid of this addiction. Since it is dependent on the will and power of perseverence of the person involved, the treatment won't involve any clinically proven methods. The treatment for masturbation addiction really is self-help. The treatment truly varies from one person to the next and will surely bring positive results if pursued correctly.
How is the treatment done?
Masturbation is really the expression of one's sexual energy. There is nothing wrong with it. But it may become an addiction when a person doesn't find sufficient outlets to vent all his energy, be it creative or sexual, and ends up choosing masturbation as the only possible solution. To avoid such a situation, a person should focus his energy into learning something new, say a musical instrument or take up a sport, or into doing something that feels worthwhile. This is a great way of turning energy into creative output. Masturbation gives a person instant pleasure or gratification. So many people choose to masturbate for that instant feeling of fulfillment but fail to perceive the bigger picture. So, learning something new will not only fill the void that will be created by the absence of masturbation but also condition the brain to focus on the delayed satisfaction of achieving a goal. Addicts should also try maintaining a healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables and one that is devoid of aphrodisiacs such as coffee, chocolate, banana, chili, oysters, salmon etc. A regular sleep schedule also provides the energy required to combat and subdue a very strong urge to masturbate. Addicts should also limit their exposure to pornographic content and cut down on their solitude to avoid urges of masturbation. Most importantly, they should not give up on this quest at the slightest sign of failure and just keep going. And, if all else fails,they myust get in touch with a medical professional such as a counsellor or therapist without any shame and seek the much-needed help.
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
People eho realize that they have developed an addiction for masturbation must get help immediately.
Who is not eligible for the treatment?N/A
Are there any side effects?N/A
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
People who are cured of masturbation addiction must stick to their routine to not fall into the same tropes again. There is nothing wrong with masturbating once in a while because it is a normal part of one's sexuality. But people must sustain their productive new habits to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
How long does it take to recover?N/A
What is the price of the treatment in India?N/A.
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
The results of the treatment can be permanent if the person maintains the healthy lifestyle he adopted to get rid of the addiction.
What are the alternatives to the treatment?N/A