How much masturbation is too much?
I'm not talking about men who go at it a few times a week; I'm addressing the men who admittedly pleasure themselves numerous times a day, every day.
Masturbation is as healthy and normal as you've been led to believe, but as with other behaviors, when over-practiced or done in an excessive, compulsive manner, it can lead to both psychological and physiological imbalances in your body.
It has been recommended that men try to keep their ejaculation frequency down to just a few times per week; however, those with healthy sex lives who engage in intercourse (and thus ejaculate) on almost a daily basis might argue this advice to be preposterous. Nevertheless, I'm just citing the studies.
I masturbate allthe time -- what's going to happen to me?
What happens if I masturbate too frequently?Excessive masturbation can stimulate acetylcholine/parasympathetic nervous functions. This immoderate amount of stimulation can result in an over-production of sex hormones and neurotransmitters like acetylcholine, dopamine and serotonin, causing a considerable change in body chemistry.
The side effects of these changes in body chemistry can manifest themselves as:
- Hair loss
- Memory loss
- Blurred vision
- Groin/testicular pain
- Erectile dysfunction
- Semen leakage
- Hand tremor
- premature ejaculation
Seminal leakage, otherwise described as the emission of sperm from the penis without an erection, is another common problem associated with extreme masturbation. This is a sign that the nerve keeping the ejaculation valve shut is weakening because of excessive use and over-stimulation.
To add to the associated physical problems, in extreme cases, your compulsion with masturbation may get in the way of your work and family life the same way any other addiction (like alcohol or gambling) would.