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How Much is Too Much Masturbation?

Masturbation is a pleasurable and enjoyable activity that also enables the person who does it to become more aware of their body and be in touch with their sexuality.

At some point, you might ask yourself the question “Am I masturbating too much?”

Actually, there’s no scientific research that tells you how many times you can masturbate per day, week, month, or year. It all boils down to personal preference.

You may have a high sex drive, you might just be feeling lonely or unmotivated, or you just feel like you need a release. It’s all good reasons to masturbate, even if you do it multiple times a day.

Masturbation multiple times won’t give you sexually transmitted infections. It doesn’t carry any health risks. In fact, it can be considered to be the safest way of having sex, since it doesn’t have the risks of pregnancy or STIs.

However, if you feel pain or you’re masturbating too hard, stop. It can cause injuries on your genitals if you continue touching yourself that hard.

Masturbation becomes bad if it affects your life negatively. It can be a problem if it negatively impacts your:

  • work or school 
  • relationships with friends, family, and/or other people
  • daily life
  • body

If it does, you should slow down the stroking and deal with your problems and don’t use masturbation as a temporary escape from your reality. You should also seek immediate help before you hurt yourself or those around you that care for you. 

It’s not always about how many times you do it in one sitting or collectively throughout the week, it’s about how it affects your life. Having to enjoy this moment of pleasure can be beneficial to your body, both physically and mentally. However, this isn’t a substitute to feel good when you need to deal with important things around you.

Sources:

https://psychcentral.com/lib/how-much-masturbation-is-too-much/

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/teens/ask-experts/does-excessive-masturbation-have-health-risks

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