Is There Too Much of Masturbation?

Several years ago masturbation was considered to be a taboo topic but as sexual roles are changing people are becoming more open in discussing sex and masturbation. In America during the Puritan era parents would put bulky gloves or other devices on their children’s hands to prevent masturbation. It was considered a sin to allow a man’s seed to spill onto the floor. The children of this generation must have felt confused and guilty when they were only curious about their own sexuality. Everyone becomes curious about sex at a young age often leading to exploration of their sexual organs and masturbation. So how often is too often in the case of masturbation?

Doctors recommend that a man should not masturbate more than three times a week. Men should learn how to have an orgasm without ejaculating. By doing so a man can store bio-energy which causes his erections to last longer, his penis to be firmer and he will ejaculate at a larger volume. This makes for a more satisfying and lasting sexual experience.

Over-masturbation can cause many different problems in men. A loss of concentration can occur when a man masturbates too often. Also, the man may experience problems with his memory. This is a sign that the brain has experienced an over-loss of acetylcholine. The chemical levels of a man’s body must remain balanced to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Over-masturbation has a tendency to put strain on the motor nerves, acetylcholine and neuromuscular endings. This leads to low-levels of concentration, forgetfulness and eye floaters. All of these factors are contributed to your body’s loss of hormones and nutrients. This can be avoided by staying within a healthy range of masturbation.

For women there is really no level of over-masturbation unless masturbation becomes an addiction. If you are masturbating to the point that it hinders your daily routine this is probably too much. Masturbation allows a woman to explore and figure out how her own body works. This is extremely helpful when trying to achieve an orgasm. A woman’s orgasm is different from a man’s orgasm. A man will oftentimes orgasm during sexual intercourse where a woman will not. This is why masturbation is so helpful for a woman. It allows them to explore the different techniques of pleasurable touching and finding their own female “hotspots”. This allows the woman to be able to tell and show her partner what she enjoys sexually.

Masturbation is a healthy and natural sexually active. With many behaviors though, if masturbation is done in excess it can lead to changes in body chemistry, addiction and physiological and psychological imbalances. This is true for any behavior that is performed overly-excessively.

We have come a long way when it comes to discussing masturbation. In the light of this new era people still have many misconceptions about masturbation. Some people still believe that masturbation can cause one’s penis to fall off or that masturbation can lead to homosexuality or that sexually transmitted diseases can be acquired through masturbation. These are myths. Masturbation is a healthy sexual release. Masturbation is also a great way for a person to discover how their own bodies work sexually.

Comments (27 comments)

As listed, you said the symptoms are if you know you have over masturbated such as less concentration, so what if you do have those symptoms? can you cure them? thanks.

Pj / April 20th, 2007, 4:54 pm / #

if u have masturbated more than 3 times a week, can uyou still develop forgetfullness? How can u cure it? and how can u have an orgasm w/out ejaculation?

Hick / April 24th, 2007, 5:38 am / #

As listed, you said the symptoms are if you know you have over masturbated such as less concentration, so what if you do have those symptoms? can you cure them? thanks.

The loss of concentration does not mean that you have passed a threshold. Normally, a loss of concentration can be restored. Studies have shown that people who keep their mind active are less prone to have problems with lost concentration. That means keeping the mind active with something other than thoughts of sexually attractive women.

It is certainly alright to notice good looking women. There are times when a man deserves to relax and to think about sex. Yet a man who chose to do that all the time would not have an active mind. He would probably encounter problems due to a poor concentration.

Concentration is a behavior. It can be learned or unlearned. Like all behaviors, including sexual behaviors, concentration is not needed in all situations, but it is important in certain situations.

admin / April 27th, 2007, 1:08 am / #

if u have masturbated more than 3 times a week, can you still develop forgetfullness? How can u cure it? and how can u have an orgasm w/out ejaculation?

If you are able to keep track of how many times you have masturbated in one week, then it would seem that you are not yet becoming unduly forgetful. If you are worried about becoming forgetful, perhaps you should look for other ways to find contentment. Develop a hobby. Go see a movie with some friends. Such activities can keep a person busy. They can delay the urge to masturbate.

If you truly feel that you are becoming forgetful, you should try finding ways to make yourself remember things. Try observing the objects in a room. Close your eyes, and then see if you can recall what you saw. Work on remembering people’s names when you are introduced to them. Work on remembering people’s phone numbers. Tricks like that can help someone to strengthen their memory.

Try to recall where you read other information that touched on the subject of masturbation. Perhaps that resource has the answer to your final question.

admin / April 27th, 2007, 1:11 am / #

If a guy masturbates too often, he will suffer the consequences. Do the same consequences apply if a guy has sex too often? If not, why does forgetfulness and such happen only during masturbation, but not from sexual intercourse?

Mary Ellen / May 1st, 2007, 11:26 am / #

Ok…I’ve played the skin flute now for 27 years at least once a day. I’ve had problems with concentration as long as I can remember and was diagnosed long ago with ADD. Within the last decade I’ve become apathetic and generally quite depressed for the following reasons: weight gain, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, and a problem with thinning and graying hair. I’ve just turned 40 and feel the severe bite of a midlife crisis. Is it too late for me or can I nip this one in the bud with a lifestyle change?

Master Bates / May 1st, 2007, 1:34 pm / #

i’m a teenager and has been masturbing for the past few years, my testicles seemed to be much smaller than the others, is this due to over-masturbation and will it still grow to the average size?

Steven Graham / May 9th, 2007, 4:35 pm / #

If I have masturbated everyday for the past 8 years, does it mean that I am suxually weak now and can’t have good sexual relationship with my partner anymore. It started from the porno site and then became an addiction. But I have quit for the past few months now.

joe thompson / May 11th, 2007, 4:02 am / #

Does masturbation effect penis size or testicle sizes? Are their any physical harms of masturbating. What are some good ways to stop masturbation addictions. (I think i have a minor addiction I have to masturbate once for about 10 minutes) And also I am about 13-16 dont want to tell my exact age…

Lucas Arangaron / May 15th, 2007, 12:06 pm / #

How do woman masturbate? men stroke or rub the penis, but what do woman do?

Mlkx / May 17th, 2007, 5:14 am / #

Does over-masturbation lead to larger hips and smaller penis size?

George / May 17th, 2007, 7:02 am / #

if a guy starts masturbating frequently, well almost every day before he reaches his puberty, will that affect its testicle growth and production of testosterone?

JAMES MORGAN / May 17th, 2007, 7:07 pm / #

This is BS. I have been jerking it regularily since before i could even ejaculate, and i have had no noticable side effects from this constant self “abuse”:P
The whole deal with premature ejaculation as a result of over masturbating is because of the simple reason that most people, when jacking off, will try to get it done quickly so it doesnt take too much time or so that theres less chance of someone walking in. This is just training yourself to come early, which leads to premature ejaculation. just try and delay the orgasm, and you can find that masturbating will be beneficial to your stamina in the sack! I also don’t fully believe the whole neurotransmitter deficiency side effect yet, as this is the first “respectable looking” site that i’ve seen mention it. all the other sites were trying to sell herbal medication or some crap, so i find it hard to trust them. until i come across a scientific article with actual hard evidence of the biochemical harm of masturbating i will continue to believe this nonsense. Does anyone out there (preferably a doctor or someone who actually knows about this type of stuff) have a good scientific reason why over masturbation leads to depleted neurotransmitters? that would be much appreciated. thanks.


Bryson / May 20th, 2007, 2:06 pm / #

I am 27 year old male . I have been masturbating for the last 15 years averaging 4 times a day .For the last 6 years i have been suffering from headaches .fatigue n all…i feel weak all the times specially in legs ..i used to masturbate even when my penis was not erect .Can you please suggest that how can i gain my sexual power back ?


nathan / May 20th, 2007, 2:13 pm / #

also this article was posted on April first…. coincidence? perhaps……..

Bryson / May 20th, 2007, 2:33 pm / #

hi there my name is mike.

i have just turned 16 in april this year.

i am just a bit confused about things.

i have recently started puberty

i have a small amount of hair around my penis but none under my arms or on my legs yet.

i measured my penis earlier and it is 9cm erect.

is this on due course to become bigger?

also what is a suitable length of penis for sex? (as i am afriad that mine will hardly be able to fit in a vagina)

how long in months do you recon it will take to reach this length?

thanks mike.

p.s also i masturbate around 5 times a week is this too much? does it delay the process and speed of puberty?

Mike / May 22nd, 2007, 12:15 am / #

In the second paragraph there is reference to the desirability of men learning how to have an orgasm without ejaculating. How can this be done?
In the third paragraph you list a number of problems which can occur in men who over-masturbate. Is there a well researched source for this information?
Nowhere in this site do you identify yourself and give your credentials. Who are you and what are your affiliations?
Whoever you are you have a darned good site.

Don / May 23rd, 2007, 1:42 am / #

I was wondering if Masturbation has an effect on premature ejactualation. I am finding it hard to have sex with my partner for the amount of time I want. I always find myself’s tough subject for me, and it really poses a negative affect on my sex life. My question is, is this because of masturbation? I usually do it two times a week max which I think is “normal”. If I stopped masturbating would I be able to hold it longer in bed? Is there anything I could do to cure this? Thanks.

FG / May 24th, 2007, 1:48 am / #

im 19 years old since last 7-8 years im masturbating 5-6 times daily i really got addicted to it so plz tel me wht problems i can face and how can i overcome those problems medically or any other way please help i am worried

sandy / June 10th, 2007, 2:48 am / #

What if you masturbate three times an hour?

Ben Franklin / June 15th, 2007, 11:13 pm / #

hi i’m 19 and have been masturbating for past 5-6 yrs for 3-4 times a week and it seems puberty came early for me. is it because of the masturbating? now i’m facing some problems like frequent pimples,skin dryness,hair-loss, and recently i found a grey hair,but i don’t think i’m going bald, exhaustion, sweating only after a short walk and little work.

i really want to know is this related to the masturbation and if so then would stopping it help now or is it too late.

please give me some advice.

Ankit / June 21st, 2007, 3:49 pm / #

I am a male 17 years old. How can i achieve orgasm without ejaculating?? Please tell me a way.

Max / June 22nd, 2007, 7:07 am / #

Well…I’m almost 16 and puberty has hit me hard. I don’t know what to do. I’m masterbating 6 to 10 times a day and in as little as 3 or 4 hours! Is there something wrong with me? I’m kindda’ worried because I’ve noticed that I sweat alot real easily. I’ll lift like 3 or 4 heavey boxes and I’ll be sweating as if I just sprinted 4 miles in the sun. I also feel kindda tired, like sleepy and phatigue tired. But I’ve been working alot lately. But here’s what realy confuses me…my penis and testicles arent soar or tired or anything. And 5 minutes after I have anorgasm…I find myself aroused again and wanting more! Nothing hurts, I’ve no grey hair, just a little sleepy and/or physicaly tired, but again, i’ve been heavey lifting at work for the past mounth.

Is it the hard job or is it constintly masterbating that’s making me tired? And is there something wrong with me for materbating 10 times in 3-4 hours? My genitals don’t hurt at all and theres no physical signs of stress…can someone hep me please…having this always on my chest is bothering me…

Jake / June 26th, 2007, 7:42 am / #


i m 23. i masturbate around 3-4 times a week. does it affect my health? does it reduce my stamina and my power?? wat r the side effects i cud face?
hw often should i masturbate…


Vish / June 27th, 2007, 3:23 pm / #

I have to agree with Bryson above. I’m a 40 yr old male and have been jacking it over 14 times a week for years for at least 1 – 2 hours each time (twice a day, 3 times on Sunday). Yes, I believe I’m an addict. BUT… I’m in the best physical shape of my life. No grey hairs.. EVERYONE tells me I look no where close to 40.

My sexual stamina in the sack is legendary. Women LOVE me!! The only downside is that my semen count is low (at times) but my erection is HUGE (i think my cock got bigger over the years with all the exercise!) I need to wear a cock ring to keep it stiff but that’s not really a big deal.

I want to know what the downside is, since I’m quite good-looking, muscular, and seem to have a magnetic personality. (people always stare when I walk into a room etc) Can they sense the sexual energy I wonder???


boogeyman / July 11th, 2007, 10:06 am / #

Hi my name is John, and I masturbate quite often.
well, actually 10-15 times daily, even when im at work.
I even finish when my children come in the door.
I know I am a huge addict but i cannot seem to stop, even seconds after i orgasm, i still feel like i need to do it again, like the previous time wasnt good enough. I like women and all, but I’m just so hornyALL the time that I need to do it. I need a women in my lfe to pursue my fantasies
please help me before i ruin my life.

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