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Masturbation Addiction Tips

What Is An Orgasm?

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Sexologist, Bhopal
What Is An Orgasm?

An orgasm is the release of tension that can happen during sex or masturbation. It’s often intense and feels really good. Having an orgasm is sometimes called coming/cumming or climaxing.
Before and during an orgasm, you might notice changes to your body like:

  • Your face and chest become warm and red
  • Your heart beats faster
  • Muscle spasms in your genitals
  • A pleasurable feeling in your genitals or even across your whole body

During an orgasm, the penis squirts a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of semen, a white liquid that contains sperm and other fluids. This is called ejaculation. It’s possible to have an orgasm without ejaculating or to ejaculate without an orgasm, but they usually happen together.
It’s also possible for fluid to squirt out of the vulva before or during an orgasm — this is sometimes called female ejaculation. This fluid isn’t pee. Female ejaculation is less common than ejaculation out of the penis, but if it happens to you, it’s totally okay - nothing is weird or wrong with you.
Every body is different and there’s not one “right” way to have an orgasm. You might be able to have an orgasm quickly and easily. Or you might need more time or a very specific type of stimulation. You might be able to have an orgasm when you masturbate but not when you have sex with a partner. All of these differences are normal. Experimenting with what feels good can help you understand your body and what feels good for you.
Although people tend to think that having an orgasm is the goal of sex, you can get lots of pleasure from doing sexual things even if you don’t have an orgasm. In fact, putting a lot of pressure on having an orgasm can make you or your partner anxious, which can make sex stressful and less enjoyable. Relax, and remember that pleasure, not orgasms, is the goal.

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Impact Of Porn & Masturbation Addiction On Health!

BHMS
Sexologist, Kota
Impact Of Porn & Masturbation Addiction On Health!

After the advent of the internet, the availability of pornography or explicit video material became widespread. The availability of this material resulted in a large section of the population relying on it for sexual pleasures as well as living their fantasies through the digital realm.

Internet porn is the new drug -

The easy availability and dependence on internet porn to get a quick fix of dopamine through sexual pleasure have resulted in patterns of addiction among many people. Porn addiction is a phenomenon which has been exacerbated by the easy availability of pornography on the internet. It has not only affected sexual habits such as masturbation but has also caused hindrances in the daily lives of people and has become a mental disorder as well.

A brain on porn is similar to a brain on alcohol -

While it may seem a bit far-fetched, studies of brain scans have shown that people watching porn experience the same effects or pleasure that alcohol gives them. It is a neural circuit which releases pleasure hormones when you sexually pleasure yourself by masturbating to porn. The reward circuit of the brain recognizes this pattern and starts creating please pathways where you want more of it. As you keep doing it more and more, the resistance level increases and you tend to need more. This is a classic sign of addiction.

Healthy and unhealthy masturbation - 

Masturbation is a natural and normal process that every human indulges in. However, a brain addicted to porn will use it as an addict uses a substance. Masturbation is the physical act through which the dopamine would be released. Once it has become an addiction, you would either want to have the daily fix for at least a few hours which you would ensure to take out of your daily routine. This time could have been invested in other fruitful activities when it ends up going to the addiction. In some cases, studies have shown that many would rather do it a few times a week but would spend extended hours masturbating to porn.

Effects of excess masturbation -

Some of the effects of porn addiction and excessive masturbation could be –

  • Premature ejaculation.

  • Erectile dysfunction when you are with a partner and in a real-life scenario due to dependence on particular porn fantasies.

  • Inability to have or form intimate relationships which are not just sexual but emotional and mental as well.

  • Lethargy to go to work or school due to addiction-related problems.

  • Breakdown in relationships, even with family members and friends among many others.

It is thus imperative that you seek sexologist help to slow down the habit and break the cycle of addiction and ensure that you are able to lead a normal life without disruptions so as to allow yourself to be able to form normal sexual relationships.

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Masturbation - 10 Most Common Myths Associated To It!

Sexologist
Sexologist, Delhi
Masturbation - 10 Most Common Myths Associated To It!

For a stress free live we all need a release, both physical and emotional, and pleasuring yourself can provide you at times with that much needed release. Masturbation is rarely discussed, even amongst the closest of friends. Even though this is a normal part of human sexuality, society frowns on it and young people are often taught to avoid masturbation.

Lack of knowledge and opportunities to talk about it have given rise to a number of myths on this subject. Let's take a look at a few of them. 

  1. Masturbation can damage the genitals: Touching your genitals is very unlikely to damage them. The sex organs are designed to withstand friction and hence are very tough organs. The maximum damage that can be caused by masturbation is a little chafing. Using lubricant can prevent this from occurring. 
  2. It causes health problems: Pleasuring yourself is the ultimate form of safe sex. There is no way for you to catch an STD or for it to cause any sort of mental health problem. The only risks involved are allergic reactions to lubricants or toys and a feeling of guilt or shame due to societal pressure. 
  3. It lowers the chances of you having an orgasm during sex: Masturbation does not reduce your sex drive or prevent you from having orgasms. Many people also claim that women get addicted to vibrators and cannot enjoy sex without them. However, there is no truth behind this. 
  4. Masturbation is akin to cheating: Single people, as well as people in committed relationships, masturbate. While it can lead to problems in a relationship depending on your partner's views about it, it does not amount to cheating on him or her. 
  5. It can cause blindnessBlindness is the most outrageous myth associated with self-induced orgasms. Till date, there has not been a medical case to prove it. 
  6. It causes infertilityPleasuring yourself does not reduce your chances of getting pregnant or getting someone else pregnant. However, for men with a low sperm count, restricting ejaculations while trying to get their partner pregnant is a good idea. The only way masturbation can lead to infertility is if partners who share sex toys do not keep them clean and pass on STDs through them. 
  7. Only men masturbate: Men and women across the world masturbate. 
  8. It can cause erectile dysfunctionErectile dysfunction has a number of psychological and biological causes, such as heart disease, stress and obesity but masturbation is not one of them.  
  9. Eating certain foods can help control the urge to masturbate: Pleasuring yourself is normal and not affected by what you eat or do not eat. 
  10. It is only for young people: Men and women of all ages can enjoy self-induced orgasms. This does not have any adverse effects on your health.
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Busted Myths About Masturbation!

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Busted Myths About Masturbation!

In spite of being the land where the first book about sex ‘Kamasutra,’ was written, Indian society has always been skeptical about the topic of sex. Many taboos are still prevalent in the twenty-first century. Some of these taboos revolve around masturbation.

Just like other sexual activities, masturbation is also a forbidden topic. For this reason, many myths about masturbation go around which people start believing since they have no source from which they can confirm its validity. Following are some myths about masturbation that have been busted.

Myth: People who are in a relationship do not masturbate.
Fact: This one is probably the most prevalent myths about masturbation. People are made to believe that masturbation is not needed when a person regularly indulges in sexual intercourse. But, this is far from the truth. Masturbation has nothing to do with sex. It is entirely reasonable to feel the need to masturbate even after being a relationship. Masturbation will help you understand what exactly excites and pleasure you. This, in turn, will lead to better performance in bed. Masturbation also helps in case the sexual desires of the two people in a relationship differ on a great level.

Myth: You should not masturbate ‘too much.’
Fact: Most people believe that people should only masturbate a certain number of times. This is not the case. Until and unless masturbation becomes an obsession and hinders with your daily activities, one can masturbate as many time as they want. Doctors suggest that if masturbation starts affecting your physical or emotional health, you should start to consider cutting back on it. But, very few people reach this point.

Myth: Women do not masturbate.
Fact: Studies reveal that women masturbate almost as much as men. The difference is that women are not as vocal about it as men are. Indian society has great stigmas attached to women exploring their sexuality. Due to these stigmas, even though most women do indulge in masturbation regularly, they choose to lie when confronted with this topic.

Myth: Masturbation is not related to any health benefits.
Fact: Masturbation has both emotional and physical health benefits. It helps in achieving better sleep, a youthful appearance, better self-esteem, reduced stress levels and much more. In case of women, it helps them to eliminate premenstrual tension, pain during sexual intercourse and vaginal dryness. In men, it helps to control premature ejaculation.

Myth: Masturbating at an early age can lead to deviant sexual behaviour.
Fact: It is perfectly fine for teens to masturbate. Studies reveal that teens who masturbate have positive sexual experience later in their life. They learn about sex without coming in contact with STD’s and the risk of pregnancy.

Thus, masturbation is quite normal irrespective of gender and age. And with these myths busted, you can indulge in it in an informed manner without any doubts in your mind.

In case you have a concern or query regarding sexual health ask a doctor online, you can consult the best sexologist doctor online, & get the answers to your questions.

 

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Is Masturbating Is Good For Male And Female????

BAMS
Ayurvedic Doctor, Ahmedabad
Is Masturbating Is Good For Male And Female????

Masturbation -

Masturbation is a natural sexual activity that most people do at some point in their lives. Some people masturbate more than others.

People often ask me the question, what is normal? 

My answer to them is that there is no “normal” frequency, but if a person masturbates so much that it affects daily life, that is a cause for concern.

There is scientific evidence regarding the frequency of the same from a study conducted in the united states of America. According to the study, respondents of all ages masturbated. Masturbation is more frequent for young adults right from teenage years since sexual contact is limited. This number also goes up in elderly people for the same reasons, as their contact to is limited at times.

Frequency varies in men from few times per month to weekly. 

It is estimated that roughly 20% men masturbate 2 to 3 times each week. Less than 20% masturbate more than 4 times a week. Most of the women masturbated once a week or less in the same study.

The more worrisome question for people is: how much masturbation is too much?

The answer depends on the person. No activity should be compulsive or one which interferes with personal/professional life or relationships. Masturbating more than four times each week is not necessarily a problem, which people often think is.

Why do some people enjoy masturbation than real sexual activity?

The performance anxiety in masturbation is much lesser and the person can fantasize beyond what normally occurs in his/her sexual life. Also, the availability of the time for this activity is more convenient for some people not bound by external factors

The most important thing to remember, that addiction to anything is not okay, but everything in moderation is acceptable, and so is the case with masturbation.

It is normal to masturbate, so do not be ashamed about it.

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Masturbation Issues At Early Age And Ayurvedic Cure For Them!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Lucknow
Masturbation Issues At Early Age And Ayurvedic Cure For Them!

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the condition in which a man cannot achieve or maintain his erection. It happens because of a lack of blood flow to the penis. This causes rifts in sex life and takes a toll on the patient’s social life or love life. ED can affect young men too and the problem is very much common these days. One-fourth of men under 40 years show symptoms of ED. Only 5% of them have acute ED, though.

Causes-
Determining the cause of ED is absolutely necessary because the treatment depends on the cause. Some common causes and risk factors are:
Obesity.
Smoking.
● Excessive alcoholism.
● Lack of physical exercise resulting in poor blood flow.
● Performance anxiety.
● Psychological causes like depression or anxiety.
● Injuries to the neurological system like in the spine or the genitals itself.
● Neurological diseases like Multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s.
Hormonal imbalance like hypogonadism or testosterone deficiency.
Diabetes causing microvascular disease.

Effects-
The lifestyle problems, neurological issues, and other physical issues that cause ED need to be addressed because they can make the person’s physical health deteriorate further. However, ED causes immense stress on a person’s psyche. It affects both, the patient and his long-term partner. Sexual pleasure and fertility are crucial to a lasting and happy relationship. ED can cause depression, anxiety, and a sense of inadequacy and body image issues in both partners. In many cases, it can end a relationship.

Even if the patient does not have a long-term partner, it causes anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, and confidence issues which can make him irritable and withdraw from social life. This in turn adversely affects the person’s overall performance and behavior at work and at home, effectively lowering his quality of life.

Treatment-
Treatment for ED depends on its cause.

● If ED is diagnosed to be the result of medicinal side effects, the dose or type of medication might be changed or other medication can be given to counter the side effects.
● Medication directly targeted to treat ED to increase blood flow.
● If diabetes or some other disease is the cause, it needs to be treated or kept in check while blood flow medication continues.
● ED caused by lifestyle issues will definitely reverse if the person quits smoking, reduces alcohol consumption and starts exercising moderately and eating healthy.
Psychotherapy can be used to regain confidence and self-worth. It can play a major role in overcoming performance anxiety.

Apart from these, Ayurvedic medication is also helpful to treat this problem. One should always consult a certified and reputed practitioner who help treat the symptoms of ED without hindering with other medication. Some common Ayurvedic medication for ED contains Indian ginseng and ashwagandha, Cassia cinnamon, Safed Musli, and asparagus racemosus.

These ayurvedic herbs are effective for improving the functioning of the male reproductive system. It improves blood circulation, sperm count, fertility, regulates hormones, etc.

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Masturbation - Know More About It!

M.Sc - Psychology, MS - Sexualty, PGDGC, DAFE
Sexologist, Visakhapatnam

Masturbation is one of the sexual outlets. It's not harmful to health. Let us know more scientific information about masturbation. Avoid myths and misconceptions regarding the masturbation. Self-gratification genital organs stimulating is a healthy activity.

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Masturbation - How Can Homeopathy Administer It?

Dr.Abhishek Verma 90% (113ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Lucknow
Masturbation - How Can Homeopathy Administer It?

Masturbation refers to the act of stimulating one’s genitals with own hands or with the help of an external object. It is a natural practice that most men indulge in and there is nothing wrong with it. However, if masturbation becomes a compulsive disorder and begins to affect the physical and psychological well-being of a man, then it needs treatment. Some of the adverse effects of masturbation on the health of a man include a headache and backache, weakness, palpitation, constant feeling of nervousness, weak memory, and poor digestion.

Excessive masturbation affects the nervous system more than anything else and then it causes multiple problems in the body manifested in the above symptoms. If left untreated, it can affect the sexual life of the man and cause problems such as premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. Many men do not talk about the problem because they find it embarrassing but it needs treatment and homeopathy offer some very useful medications to cure the problem.

  1. Beilis per – This is a very effective homeopathic medicine that cures all the ill-effects of masturbation such as weakness, poor digestion, and premature ejaculation.
  2. Platinum met – It proves very helpful in young boys who have a compulsive urge to masturbate. It controls their excitement, physical as well as mental, and thus, prevent masturbation.
  3. Nux vomica – This is helpful in poor digestion and diarrhea caused by excessive masturbation. It also provides relief from other gastrointestinal problems caused by this sexual habit.
  4. Cina – Weak eyesight with sunken eyes and dark circles around the eyes is a common consequence of masturbation. Cina is found to very helpful in all these symptoms and also helps to cure dim vision.
  5. Conium mac – This homeopathic medicine works in those men who are suffering from erectile dysfunction and are unable to have sex with their partner. Such men resort to masturbation to satisfy their sexual urge. Conium mac cures this problem by enhancing the sexual prowess of the man.
  6. Staphysagria – It is useful in curing the ill effects of masturbation in young boys. It also prevents masturbation.
  7. Origanium – It helps contain the excessive sexual excitement, which makes young men masturbate excessively.
  8. Bufo – This medicine is very effective in curing depression and a desire for solitude induced by masturbation. It cures anxiety as well.
  9. Salix nigra – This homeopathic medicine helps control sexual thoughts and lustful dreams that forces a man to masturbate.

All these above-mentioned medicines are effective in masturbation but one should not take them without consulting a homeopathic doctor. A proper consultation helps in the complete diagnosis of the problem. It helps the doctor understand the degree of the problem being faced by the man as well as the exact symptoms. This helps in accurate diagnosis and precise prescription of medicines resulting in faster recovery and relief.

Therefore, one should avoid self-medication and consult a credible homeopathic doctor for masturbation. There is nothing to be embarrassed about and the sooner one gets it treated, the better one starts feeling.

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Masturbation In Men And Women - Myths & Facts About It!

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Psychiatrist, Allahabad
Masturbation In Men And Women - Myths & Facts About It!

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. Overindulgence surely can affect work, school, or social life, but it is not true for everybody. If that is the case, the person requires counseling. Else, it is a part of normal growing up and does not cause any physical or mental problems.

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Know More About Porn Addiction!

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Psychiatrist, Allahabad
Know More About Porn Addiction!

After the advent of the internet, the availability of pornography or explicit video material became widespread. The availability of this material resulted in a large section of the population relying on it for sexual pleasures as well as living their fantasies through the digital realm.

Internet porn is the new drug-

The easy availability and dependence on internet porn to get a quick fix of dopamine through sexual pleasure have resulted in patterns of addiction among many people. Porn addiction is a phenomenon which has been exacerbated by the easy availability of pornography on the internet. It has not only affected sexual habits such as masturbation but has also caused hindrances in the daily lives of people and has become a mental disorder as well.

A brain on porn is similar to a brain on alcohol-

While it may seem a bit far-fetched, studies of brain scans have shown that people watching porn experience the same effects or pleasure that alcohol gives them. It is a neural circuit which releases pleasure hormones when you sexually pleasure yourself by masturbating to porn. The reward circuit of the brain recognizes this pattern and starts creating please pathways where you want more of it. As you keep doing it more and more, the resistance level increases and you tend to need more. This is a classic sign of addiction.

Healthy and unhealthy masturbation-

Masturbation is a natural and normal process that every human indulges in. However, a brain addicted to porn will use it as an addict uses a substance. Masturbation is the physical act through which the dopamine would be released. Once it has become an addiction, you would either want to have the daily fix for at least a few hours which you would ensure to take out of your daily routine. This time could have been invested in other fruitful activities when it ends up going to the addiction. In some cases, studies have shown that many would rather do it a few times a week but would spend extended hours masturbating to porn.

Effects of excess masturbation-

Some of the effects of porn addiction and excessive masturbation could be –

  • Premature ejaculation.

  • Erectile dysfunction when you are with a partner and in a real-life scenario due to dependence on particular porn fantasies.

  • Inability to have or form intimate relationships which are not just sexual but emotional and mental as well.

  • Lethargy to go to work or school due to addiction-related problems.

  • Breakdown in relationships, even with family members and friends among many others.

It is thus imperative that you seek sexologist help to slow down the habit and break the cycle of addiction and ensure that you are able to lead a normal life without disruptions so as to allow yourself to be able to form normal sexual relationships.

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