Masturbation Debunked – Beneficial or Injurious

Masturbation – the act of self pleasure is being considered as sin in many communities of world, but do you really feel this is a crime? I mean a simple act of self that includes nobody except you, without harming others, just for self pleasure, rubbing or touching your own body parts, could that be a crime?  If you’ll simply google masturbation, you’ll find many links that will say masturbation is a sin and it should not be practiced, they may also say that it is not good for health also. Most common myths related to masturbation that you’ll hear are:

  • It reduces sperm count in every shot and one day you’ll be left with zero sperm if you continue practicing it.
  • It causes pimples.
  • It causes stomach diseases.
  • It softens your bones.
  • It reduces life span.
  • It causes several genital diseases.

 Trust me; all of these are just myths. In fact there are numerous benefits of masturbation that you might not be aware of. First of all masturbation is harmless, you are not harming others and fulfilling your desire on your own. This is the safest form of sex; you won’t get pregnant or get any sexually transmitted disease through it. Apart from all these there are numerous health benefits also associated with it (for both men and women). Some of them are:

  1. Ease Stress & Depression:

Masturbation has been used in the management of stress, as it lowers blood pressure and produces endorphins, the chemicals responsible for helping ease stress and increase relaxation.


  1. Increases Immunity:

Ejaculation increases levels of the hormone cortisol, which actually helps regulate and maintain your immunity in the small doses. Masturbation can actually product the right environment for a strengthened immune system.


  1. Relieves Cramps:

Masturbation during that time of the month for females increases blood flow to the pelvic area, easing pain. Similarly for males if you got any cramps, then do masturbate for a faster and pain free recovery. The intensity of orgasm can also help—and it sure beats a hot water bottle.

good and bad health effects of masturbation
health effects of masturbation
  1. Prevents Prostate Cancer:

Toxins build up in the urogenital tract, leading to disease—but masturbation flushes those toxins out of the body, making men who ejaculate more than five times a week a third less likely to develop prostate cancer.

  1. Fights Premature Ejaculation:

Men who experience premature ejaculation during sexual intercourse can benefit from masturbation about 2 hours before sex. This enables them to have a longer duration of intercourse before another ejaculation comes on.


  1. Prevent Erectile Dysfunction:

Masturbation works out your pelvic floor muscles to prevent erectile dysfunction and incontinence. It maintains the strength of penis and also increases its endurance.


  1. Lifts Up Mood:

Masturbation results in release of feel-good hormones, called oxytocin, in the body that lift your spirits, boost your satisfaction, and activate the reward circuits in your brain. An orgasm is the biggest non-drug blast of dopamine available, and benefits your health in more than one way.


  1. Improves Sperm Motility:

A man masturbating before intercourse releases the residual sperms in the semen transporting tubules. This paves way for new ‘better’ sperms which are released during the sexual act and increase the chances of conception, which can add to your health benefits.


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This is not it many studies have shown that masturbation also helps in getting relief from cold, and it has also been proved that masturbation helps last longer in bed. After reading all these benefits you must be wondering that knowingly or unknowingly you have really done a lot for your health and body.


But all these benefits mentioned above are valid only till the point you are masturbating in control or in average numbers like three to four times a week, but once you start to cross the limit and lose control on your horse, you might come to a stage where in these benefits turn out to be the harms to your health. Really, if it could give you wings then it could also bring you back on earth if you over do this act of pleasure.

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:

  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Memory loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Groin/testicular pain
  • Pre-Ejaculation/ erection problem
  • Nightfall
  • General weakness


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So, before you next time masturbate, keep a note on the number. What I’ll suggest you is to keep a number in mind; for example I’ll masturbate twice or may be thrice a week whichever you feel is safe and enough for you (three – four works fine for me). Just keep a check on number and don’t dare to exceed it. You can mentally prepare yourself by making in mind that if I’ll cross this number, then I’ll not travel by my car or bike and will go on foot to college or market or office (something that will bother you in such a way that you can’t afford to do). This way you’ll not only make this game safe, but also more enjoyable.


By telling you all these benefits neither am i provoking you to masturbate more; nor am I asking you to stop masturbating by telling its harmful effects on health. What I believe is excess of everything is bad, and anything which could be dangerous at any point without letting us know, then we must avoid that thing, so, do not directly put a break to your horse. Do enjoy, but try minimizing it because knowingly or unknowingly if we are masturbating three – four times a week we are somehow getting addicted to it and addiction of anything is bad.


Practice Healthy…!! Stay Healthy…!!

Ankit Jain

Ankit Jain

Ankit is the co-founder, editor, and researcher behind MedicTips. Studying the work of top natural health activists, and writing special reports for MedicTips. Ankit has written hundreds of articles and pages on how to obtain optimum wellness through natural health. Currently Working in MNC, with the prior goal to promote healthy living, Ankit is giving his best to help society stay healthy and fit.
Ankit Jain

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