Male Masturbation: 5 Medical Things to Know

menz-healthIf there is one thing that every man is an expert, it would be probably masturbation after years of extensive experience; you may then you know everything there is to know about know about masturbation, But according to the experts, you may not. Here are a few facts that may surprise you.

1. Masturbation does not provide the health benefits that sex does

Multiple studies have shown that intercourse has all types of benefits for men, such as for the blood pressure, prostate health, heart, salivating pain and much more. You think that masturbation would offer the same, but it doesn’t.

So why would it make a difference whether you ejaculate during sex or on your own? Researchers are not sure. However, your body seems to respond differently. Also, the composition of semen is different if you masturbate rather than having sex.

Still, does it matter? Most likely you have not been masturbating all these years only to improve or boost your prostate health.

2. Masturbation is not without Risk

Yes, Masturbation is low-riks. It is the safest form of sex possible. There here has never been a case fo someone who caught STD from himself or made himself pregnant, as that is clearly impossible. But in the same way, a little -risk activity like chewing and walking can cause potential injury by biting yourself on the tongue or spraining an ankle; there is still some risk to masturbation.

Frequent and rough masturbation can cause minor skin irritation and forcefully being an erect penis can rupture the chambers that fill with blood, a rare but undesired condition called penile fracture

According to Tobias S. Köhler, MD, MPH, an associate professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, there have been cases where he has seen men with penile fractures afterward; the penis looks similar to eggplant, in which its is purple and swollen. In most cases, men will need surgery to repair the damage.

3. There is No “normal” amount of masturbation.

Guys can become preoccupied on whether they masturbate too much. It’s not how many times your masturbate a week or day that really matters, according to Logan Levkoff, PDH, a sexologist and sex education. It how masturbation fits into your daily life and routines.

If you masturbate multiple times a day and have a full, healthy, satisfying life, good for you. However, if you masturbate many times a day and you are missing work or avoiding sex with your partner because of it, then your compulsive masturbation is causing tangible damage to the quality of your life, and you should consider seeing a sex therapist.

Even then, there is nothing specific about masturbation that is causing the problem. It is compulsive masturbation, just like any other compulsive behavior ( compulsively playing poker/gambling) that disrupts your life.
mens-health-sexual4. Masturbation does not reflect on your relationship

According to Dr. Levloff, the most damaging myth about male masturbation is that is a sign that something is wrong in your relationship.

The fact is that most guys masturbate. They masturbate if they are single, in a bad relationship, or inside a great relationship. Its’s just something they do that has nothing to do with their partners.
Masturbation is not only about sex. Levkoff says. OFr many, its’ routine way of relieving stress, clearing your mind before work, or going to sleep.

It is important to note that if ou masturbates a few times before a date and, proceed to have sex, you’ll problem find more difficulty reaching climax. Fortunately giving your penis a day or tow to recharge should allow you to get back to normal. Also, Masturbation n create an individual orgasm effect where we train our bodies to respin to our won familiar touch an have reduced response to other people’s touch, resulting in a tougher time reaching climax with others.

5. Masturbation is almost Positively good for your sex life
Masturbation can help your sex life since it is how guys learn what they lie during sex.

Are there exceptions? Some men do become so hooked on a certain amount of pressure during masturbation or the stimulation of porn that they can not perform with a partner, says Ian Kerne, Ph.D., a sex therapist and author of She Comes First.

In this cases, men can also become so caught up in fantasy and masturbation that can not have a sexual relationship with a real person without having specific behavior and triggers fired.

What this means that when people consistently repeat a particular behavior in the same environment or set of circumstances, over time that behavior becomes deeply reinforced in the brain and becomes an automatic habit. Put a high reward into the mix (sexual climax), and the habit can quickly become out of control.

Kerner says these guys are the exception.””For the vast majority of men, masturbation is a healthy thing,” Kerner says. “I’m normally more concerned about a guy who’s stopped masturbating — which can be a sign of anxiety or health problems — than a guy who’s doing it regularly.”

Health Life Media Team