Sure, people go on and on about the fact that there are some healthy benefits to regular sex but does regular masturbation bring about the same benefits? There are actually a few reasons why touching yourself is not the best thing for your health.
1. It can affect your body chemistry
Masturbating too often can cause changes in your body chemistry. This immoderate amount of stimulation can result in an over-production of sex hormones and can have such side effects as fatigue, memory loss, blurred vision and pain in the testicles.
2. It has its own risks
People prefer to masturbate because they believe it does not have as many risks as the STDs you can get through sex. While this might be true, self-pleasure also poses some risks. Frequent or rough masturbation can cause minor skin irritation. Forcefully bending an erect penis can rupture the chambers that fill with blood, a rare but gruesome condition called penile fracture.
3. Can mess with your libido
Masturbation too often can cause some liver distress and affect nervous system function. It can also lead to sexual exhaustion, causing you to have less energy during sex. For some men, this might lead your partner to think you are impotent or suffering from erectile dysfunction at a very young age.
4. Seminal leakage
Extreme masturbation can cause a condition where you emit sperm from your penis without an erection. This is a sign that the nerve keeping the ejaculation valve shut is weakening because of excessive use and over-stimulation.
5. Can ruin your love life
You can become so addicted to masturbation that being with an actual partner does not interest you anymore. If you are married or in a relationship, this can cause your partner to feel neglected which can lead to irreparable damage to your relationship.
You should know that masturbation might not be all bad, though. This video shows a few benefits to self-pleasure.
What do you think? Are the benefits worth the risks?