Masturbation is a great gift to this world, kudos to whoever discovered it since it has always been known to be one of the best ways to pleasure yourself. One might even say that it is a great way to relieve mental stress, but that is not the only reason you should be masturbating, however, we will get back to this point. But are you masturbating too much? Let’s find out further in the article. 

Let’s answer some common questions you might have about masturbation: 

What is masturbation?

Masturbation is just the self-stimulation of the genitals to achieve sexual gratification and satisfaction, usually at the point of orgasm (sexual climax). It is usually accomplished by rubbing, stroking, or massaging the penis or clitoris before a climax is reached. 

Who all masturbate? 

The most common saying is that 80% of the world’s population masturbates and 20% of the population is lying about the fact that they do not. However, we are sorry to say this to you but that is absolutely untrue. On the contrary belief, not everyone masturbates, simply for the reason that they do not enjoy it.

Although most people masturbate is the truth of the matter. Men masturbate and so does women too. Trans and genderqueer people are also the same since they too masturbate. People of all ages are masturbating. Few people masturbate quite a few times a day, some just masturbate every once in a while. Although some people never masturbate—and that’s alright too. 

We would just like to add and say that masturbating or not masturbating does not make you weird or exceptional. You still have your identity and you are no different. You should do what you feel like. 

Masturbating Too Much

What are the benefits of masturbating

While many people are of the opinion that masturbating too much or jerking off too much leads to blindness, hairy palms or even penis shrinkage, I am pleased to tell you that these are nothing but myths. 

There are many benefits to masturbating and some of them are:

  • sleep better
  • better understand your wants and needs
  • boost your mood
  • feel pleasure
  • no chance of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STI)
  • relieve built-up stress
  • relieve cramps
  • relax
  • release sexual tension
  • have better sex

What does it mean to be masturbating too much? 

Here is the part why most of you guys are here for, what happens to you when you masturbate too much. 

This pandemic has us locked up at homes and away from all our loved ones or flings making us feeling lonely sometimes. The only way out of this is jerking off or masturbating and maybe sometimes it could be considered excessive or too much. 

The fact, though, is that there is actually no such “thing” as jerking off too much. In fact, there is a reasonably wide range: while 27 per cent of 30-to-39-year-old men masturbate once a week to a few times a month, that figure varies marginally by age, according to the 2009 survey of 2,500 American men.

“However often you masturbate, it’s not a problem until it starts affecting your life in negative ways,” Dan Drake, MFT, LPCC, a certified sex addiction therapist and clinical counsellor, tells Men’s Health.

What happens to you when you masturbate too much? 

There is a common saying, “Excessive of anything is harmful to you and your mental health,” and the same goes to jerking off too much. 

If we were to connect Physics with Masturbation, we take into consideration Newton’s most common law, “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.” Just like the law, masturbating too much is bound to have symptoms that are going to affect you and we are going to tell you about these side effects. 

You end up hurting yourself

This is not just your mental state, but actually in the physical sense too. Jerking off too much may cause damage which may be as slight as skin chaffing, or a more severe disorder like Peyronie’s disease—a build-up of plaque in the shaft of the penis that can occur from applying so much pressure when stroking it.  

You could damage your social life or job

While you could be meeting your friends for a brunch, you might decide to stay back to masturbate one time after another or you could be late to a meeting with your bosses because you decided to masturbate in the office bathroom because of your addiction. 

If you find that your habit is detrimental to your social life or work—or stopping you from going out and meeting a partner—these are the signs you need to change your routine.

It’s all you think about 

As we mentioned just earlier, masturbating too much leads to an addiction causing it to become something that you can not live without. There might be times where all you can think about is masturbation. 

This is also correlated with having a bad social life or work life because your mind could also be diverted and you are never able to give your 100%. 

You fail at your relationship with your partner

Some guys that masturbate a lot using particular styles of stimuli—say, those porn groups combined with specific hand movements—find that they can’t re-create the same level of stimulation throughout intercourse.

Basically, rubbing it out teaches your brain and body to get off just in reaction to your solo act, and you’re having trouble waking up or finishing up with a real-life girlfriend.

What to do if you are jerking off too much? 

As we discussed earlier, masturbation has far more benefits than cons (which there are none) unless you find yourself masturbating too much. Masturbating is a good thing as long as it’s not done at an excessive rate and if you do follow this, maybe it’s time to put in efforts to put it at a halt. 

Just like any other addiction, there are two possible solutions to stopping yourselves 

  • Going cold turkey
  • Setting limits, i.e. ‘masturbating only twice a week’ 

Considering that you definitely don’t want to give up solitary orgasms for the rest of your life—masturbation is, after all, an important part of any balanced sex life—you’ll definitely want to go for the second option. Set the rules for yourself and see if you can abide by them. However, if you see going yourself into the pitfalls again, you can always visit a therapist and see what they suggest for you. 

To conclude we would like to say that masturbation is very good for you and has little to no health risks and only immense joy for you and your life, however, jerking off too much can not have these effects on you. 

Masturbate but stay safe! We know it’s good but try not to get addicted.