If you want to know how you can minimize psychological effects of masturbation
, you have to first clear any doubts in your mind about the widespread myth that masturbation is bad for physical health. Once you are able to reduce the anxiety
about any bad physical effects, you will be able to focus on working on the anxiety related to any psychological concerns.
Irrespective of age, false information about effects of masturbation can lead to unnecessary anxiety. First of all, you need to work on any guilt related to masturbation. There is no reason you should harbor the guilt. If you are not causing any trouble to anyone in the society, masturbation is a natural process. You also need to avoid attaching too much pleasure feelings to masturbation, as it may lead to a few problems in sexual performance in future. The problems are not related to any physical weakness. They are due to the habitual pleasure seeking via masturbation.
I hope this reply helps you a bit. Please write back if you need more information.
Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD