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MASTURBATION – Good, Bad and Ugly…By Cynthia Elias

Masturbation is the self-stimulation of the genitals for sexual arousal or other sexual pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm. The stimulation may involve hands, fingers, everyday objects, sex toys or combinations of these.
For most of us, masturbation is a taboo topic. There are many harmful myths about masturbation that may cause us to feel uncomfortable about it. These myths can cause guilt, shame, and fear. Negative feelings associated with any behaviour can threaten a person’s health and well-being.



Masturbation is very common. Studies show that about 7 out of 10 adult men and more than 5 out of 10 adult women masturbate when their spouses are unavailable. It’s also common amongst teens. People carry out the act for various reasons: to experience pleasure, to relieve tension (sexual tension or general tension), to relieve stress, to engage in sex when a partner does not want to have sex, to relax, and also to learn about what feels good to them and how they like to be stimulated or pleasured.

A number of studies have proven the benefits of self-pleasuring to mental, social and physical health.

* Masturbation alleviates pre-menstrual tension for many women.

* Masturbation provides a healthy sexual outlet for people who choose to abstain from sex with partners or who do not currently have available sexual partners.

* Masturbation can be a route to safer sex, to help prevent pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections, including HIV.

* Masturbation allows for sexual pleasuring for those who are not ready to engage in vaginal,

anal or oral sex.

* Increases blood flow to the genital region, which can help overall sexual functioning.

* Masturbation can induce sleep.

* Masturbation allows people to become familiar and comfortable with their body.

* Masturbation is often suggested as a therapeutic technique for overcoming sexual


* For women, it can help them learn how to achieve orgasm.

* For men, it can help them increase ejaculatory control and manage rapid or delayed

* Masturbation also helps to alleviate stress.

People often wonder about the normal amount of masturbation. Each person must decide for himself or herself how much he/she needs to masturbate. Professionals argue that there are no physical or mental implications for frequent masturbation, unless it is symptomatic of an obsessive/compulsive disorder (OCD). Symptoms of OCD are repeatedly performing behaviours to the extent that it interferes with daily functioning, professional responsibilities, or personal relationships.
Behaviours that are performed to reduce stress or alleviate tension, including masturbation, are not considered symptomatic of a disorder unless they interfere with a person’s daily personal or professional life or hinder a person from fulfilling their responsibilities and commitments.


Frequent masturbation and ejaculation stimulates acetylcholine and parasympathetic nervous functions. Excessive stimulation can result in over production of sex hormones and neuro-transmitters such as acetylcholine, dopamine and serotonin.
Abundant and unusually large amount of these hormones and neuro-transmitters can cause the brain and adrenal glands to perform excessive dopamine-norepinephrine-epinephrine conversion and turn the brain and body functions to be extremely sympathetic. In other words, there is a big change of body chemistry when one excessively masturbates.
Note: Masturbation is a healthy sexual behaviour. Like other behaviours, when over practiced or addicted, it can lead to both psychological and physiological imbalances.
Over-masturbation participants experience problems with concentration and memory. This is a dangerous side effect of over-masturbation and signals that the brain is being over-drained of acetylcholine. Over-masturbation drains motor-neurons and neuro-muscular endings of acetylcholine, which is eventually replaced. Over-masturbation can lead to absent-mindedness, memory loss, lack of concentration, and eye floaters. To fight these symptoms, the chemical level in your body needs to be balanced.


1 .The nervous system is affected the most.

  1. Besides the heart, the digestive system, the urinary system is adversely affected and consequently the whole body becomes the museum of diseases with profound weakness.
  2. The eyes become sunken, the cheek bones protrude and there is a black rim round the eyes.
  3. Continuous headache and backache.
  4. Dizziness and loss of memory.
  5. Palpitation of heart on lightest exertion.
  6. Nervousness.
  7. Unable to perform any heavy physical or mental work.

9 .The person dislikes any company and activities and rather likes to sit in seclusion and suffers from weakness.

  1. All the senses are impaired.
  2. Vision becomes dim, the tongue begins to stammer and ears tend to become deaf etc.
  3. Lastly T. B. or insanity or some other serious diseases catch hold of the victim to leading his life to a close.
  4. Impotency.



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