Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
169 Doctors are Online

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.


Read More:

How to overcome the habit of masturbation


© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor