Benefits, Harms, and Treatment of Masturbation

This article is reviewed by experts

2 6

Exploring one’s body through self-stimulation, commonly referred to as masturbation, involves using one’s hands to stimulate the genitals (both male and female) for sexual gratification. It’s a natural aspect of sexual development that can contribute positively to one’s sexual health. Nevertheless, its role in an individual’s sexual journey can intersect with various experiences and concerns. Overindulgence, in particular, might yield adverse consequences. Striking a harmonious balance is key to healthy practice. For a comprehensive understanding, we invite you to delve into the entirety of this article, which outlines the potential benefits associated with masturbation.

  1. Reduced Sexual Tension [1]

In your mind, there are thoughts related to sex, so in such a situation, you cannot focus on any other work. This puts stress on your mind, so in this case, masturbation can help you reduce sexual tension and provide relief from stress.

  1. Better in Increasing Self-confidence [2]

Until you understand your body, you won’t know what you like during sex. Where do you like to be touched? How much pressure feels good? How fast or slow? It helps in achieving orgasm. Because you can tell or show your partner what feels good. This helps you discover your sexual preferences, which boosts your self-confidence.

  1. Make sleep better

Masterbation can help you get better sleep. As a result, both your body and mind relax.

  1. Treatment of sexual problems

Masturbation can help in treating certain sexual problems, such as premature ejaculation or sexual disorders. However, please note that these benefits may vary from person to person, and individual experiences may also differ. It is advisable to seek medical advice for more information.

Harmful Effects of Masturbation

The harmful effects of masturbation can be as follows:

  1. Physical and Mental Fatigue – Excessive masturbation can lead to physical and mental fatigue, which can make you feel more weak.
  2. Sexual Problems – Excessive masturbation can cause sexual problems for some people, such as premature ejaculation, sexual impotence, and risks of sexual diseases.
  3. Decreased Sexual Satisfaction – Excessive masturbation can make some people feel a decrease in sexual satisfaction with their partners.
  4. Social and Emotional Distancing – Due to excessive masturbation, some individuals may distance themselves from their peers and social situations, preferring to stay alone.
  5. Decreased Sperm Count – Engaging in too much masturbation can lead to a decrease in sperm count.
  6. Reduced Immune Response – Excessive masturbation can weaken your immune system, making your body less prepared to fight off diseases.
  7. Genital Area – Excessive masturbation can make your genital area weaker and more sensitive.
  8. There is a lack of muscle growth – many times people feel that despite working so hard, why aren’t their muscles developing? One reason for this is excessive masturbation. It leads to reduced muscle growth.
  9. Protein discharge from the body – Masturbation causes more protein discharge from your body.

Treatment for the harm caused by masturbation

  • Treatment of the damages caused by masturbation depends on a person’s health level, types of problems, and their severity. Some people seek advice from medical specialists for the issues arising from it, who provide them with appropriate treatment recommendations.
  • For common damages such as sexual weakness, premature ejaculation, impotence, etc., doctors often suggest medications and exercise. Based on the cause and severity of the problem, natural remedies, Ayurvedic medicine, homeopathy, or other techniques can be used in treatment.
  • To control masturbation, adopting a healthy lifestyle, proper diet, exercise, and stress reduction methods can also be implemented. These can help improve physical and mental health and prove helpful in treating the damages caused by masturbation.

If you have any kind of serious problem, then it is necessary for you to seek medical advice on this matter.


How many times is it right to masturbate in one month?

For a healthy life, you should masturbate only four to seven times in one month.

Is treatment possible for the habit of masturbation?

Yes, for this, you should consult a sex specialist.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is for general knowledge and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. For proper medical guidance, please consult your healthcare professional.



Dr. Pawan Kumar Sharma

Dr. Pawan Kumar Sharma is an adept medical professional with an M.D in Ayurveda from Gujrat Ayurveda University where he was the university topper of his batch. In his B.A.M.S years in the renowned Devi Ahilya University, Indore, Dr Sharma was awarded two gold medals for his academics.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here