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How to stop masturbation addiction?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Mar 2015
Question: hi,
I am 32 year old married. due to my job i used to stay away from home for 2-3 months. currently i got a bad addiction for watching porn movies resulting effect will be masturbation. i need your valulable suggestion on how do i avoid it. i feeling weak and trying to avoid it ASAP. Please help.
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Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
provide more details,it may not be addiction

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Please understand that watching porn and doing masturbation is not always addiction.It may be normal also. It can called addiction only when its frequency is so much increased that someone is doing the same at cost of his work and daily routine. That habit also should be affecting his occupational or social life.

In your case you are away from your wife since 2-3 months and got such habit. It is natural that to satisfy your sexual need you have to do something. It is ok that you are watching porn doing masturbation. Rather it is good in one point of view that you are loyal to your wife. You have not approached other way to satisfy your sexual need.
Most of the men(60-90% according to different surveys) watch porn when they are away from home/life partner for long.

Please late me know your frequency and duration of watching porn and doing masturbation. Also inform that are these habits affecting your daily schedule or social/occupational life?

I will be happy to help further.

Regards,
Dr.Chintan Solanki.


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Follow up: Dr. Chintan Solanki (2 days later)
thank sir... giving me correct suggestion. I will be always thankful to you.

my frequency are like it happenes on daily basis. My problem is that when i am with my wife than i am not getting sleep until I have sex. because of same reason i involve in masturbation. masturbation is working as my sleeping pills when I am away from my wife. at the time of sleep i am incline to do that. sometimes i used to take drink just to get nice sleep. but same wont gives me result. My psychology has been driven me towards masturbation. in recent times i used to do daily in the night and after i woke up(Sometimes).

i was frighten that it should not affect my family life in future.

Six months ago i did my semen analysis and its result has shown as azospermia. that was another concern for me to ask you. will excess sex gave me this obstruction?

if so, then how could i away from masturbation? what is the excess in sex? can u elaborate. So I can take care. most important thing is that i want to give that habit.
my duration for watching porn is around 1 hour some times it exceeds to 1 hours and 30 seconds.
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Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No, masturbation does not cause problem in sex life

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXX,

Thanks for information.

Daily sex or masturbation can be called normal frequency. Masturbation does not affect capacity of doing sex or nurturing family. If your semen report showed azospermia, evaluation should be done for the same. Sometime with daily sexual activity concentration of sperms might decrease which is quite normal (it occurs due to output rate increases more than the production rate). You should give semen for analysis after one week of abstinence from sexual activity then it will come mostly normal I guess.

If you have to do masturbation for sleep that is not good. You need to take help of counsellor/psychiatrist for the same. You might be benefited with counselling or medicines for sleep like benzodiazepine. Your habit cannot be called excess but if it is compulsion you must try to resist the same by your own. Masturbation is very safe and effective method when you do not have chance to do sex.

Likewise watching porn should not be habit/compulsion. Occasionally it is ok.

You need to focus on two things:
1. Masturbation for sleep is not good .You must stop. There are some measures called, ‘Sleep Hygiene’ which may help you in getting sleep. You can find the same in this link: http://sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene.Try to apply them to get good sleep without any compulsion of masturbation.You can do masturbation in morning or daytime.

2. When you return back to home, sex daily for sleep also must be stopped. It may be troublesome for your wife also.

If you cannot stop or decrease such habits on your own consult psychiatrist for psychotherapy and/or medicines.

Hope this answer will help.Feel free to ask if you have more queries.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chintan Solanki (11 hours later)
thank you sir for your valuable advice and suggestion. You have clarified my doubts and gave me a confidence to live happily and think positively.

I like your comment which help me to build, develop and grow to my loyalty towards my wife.

I am feeling happy with your answer.


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Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome and all the best

Detailed Answer:
Hi thanks for good words.

It is good that you are satisfied with the answer.

In future you can contact me directly for any help on this site with this link
http://bit.ly/drchintansolanki
by clicking on ask me a question on that web page.

All the best and take care.
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Brief Answer: provide more details,it may not be addiction Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to us. Please understand that watching porn and doing masturbation is not always addiction.It may be normal also. It can called addiction only when its frequency is so much increased that someone is doing the same at cost of his work and daily routine. That habit also should be affecting his occupational or social life. In your case you are away from your wife since 2-3 months and got such habit. It is natural that to satisfy your sexual need you have to do something. It is ok that you are watching porn doing masturbation. Rather it is good in one point of view that you are loyal to your wife. You have not approached other way to satisfy your sexual need. Most of the men(60-90% according to different surveys) watch porn when they are away from home/life partner for long. Please late me know your frequency and duration of watching porn and doing masturbation. Also inform that are these habits affecting your daily schedule or social/occupational life? I will be happy to help further. Regards, Dr.Chintan Solanki.