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Article Home Sexology Over masturbation

Over masturbation

Masturbation is a process where a person derives sexual pleasure by stroking his genitals by his hands. It is usually performed by singletons but married person also perform this activity highly to reach orgasm level.


Over masturbation:

What is excessive masturbation?

There is no standard definition of over masturbation or excessive masturbation in terms of number of times you do it. As long as masturbation does not come in the way of day-to-day life, it cannot be regarded as excessive.

Having said that, it is important to recognize some warning signs or behavior patterns that indicate a harmful degree of masturbation.

Some indicators of excessive and hence potentially harmful extent of masturbation are:

  • Masturbation in public view or at other socially inappropriate places
  • Vigorous masturbation that causes frequent injury or infections of the genitals
  • Spending unreasonable amount of time searching for online pornographic material in order to masturbate
  • Feeling aimless, lost, or irritable because of being preoccupied with masturbation on a prolonged basis
  • Feeling guilty about spending too much money to buy pornography that is used to arouse oneself during masturbation
  • Frequently skipping or postponing something important, such as an interview or an assignment, in order to masturbate
  • Compulsive masturbation, or the inability to stop oneself from doing it in spite of making an honest effort to do so
  • Emotional distancing or conflict with partner because of masturbation related behavior

Even though masturbation per se may not cause any physical harm, excessive masturbation is a cause for concern because it may indicate an underlying psychological or sexual problem.

Psychological or sexual counseling maybe helpful in such cases.


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