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Am I Masturbating Too Much?

Am I Masturbating Too Much?

Masturbation is often referred to as the safest form of practicing safe sex. It’s great for stress relief and can be carried out practically anywhere (use your common sense here folks). Just about EVERYONE on the planet has masturbated at some time in their life.

Masturbation becomes a problem when it becomes ‘excessive masturbation’. By that we mean it is getting in the way of your normal day. When you are masturbating at this way, you could be doing some long term damage, not only to your penis, but to your state of mind and attitude towards sex.

Why do we masturbate?

We masturbate to feel good. Simple. We also use it as a way of exploring our body and our sexuality. Getting to know and understand how our genitals work can make sexual experiences more satisfying and enjoyable for all involved. Imagine you had sex for the first time, but had never experienced an orgasm?

Not everyone masturbates to reach orgasm. Many use it as a way of ‘training’ their sexual senses. Knowing when you are about to reach the ‘point of no return’ is essential for any man who wants to last longer in bed.

Can excessive masturbation cause problems?

Yes. In some cases, excessive masturbation can cause the penis to become very sensitive, swollen or even damaged. This could be an issue during intercourse where the it becomes too painful or leads to premature ejaculation (PE).

If your penis is becomes very red or sore after masturbation, it may time to slow things down. Cuts and abrasions on the head and shaft can be extremely uncomfortable. Keep your penis clean and apply some antiseptic ointment to any cuts. If the cuts become infected, you will have to speak to your local GP.

There have been cases where masturbation has led complete breakdowns relationships. Sometimes one partner has become addicted leaving the other partner with feelings of inadequacy.

Can masturbation make you tired?

Yes it can. When we orgasm, our bodies release large amounts of endorphins into our blood streams. These happy hormones make us feel great – but then we feel sleepy. Most people (particularly men) want to go to sleep after sex. It’s just the same when masturbating.

Is pornography to blame?

In a lot of cases, YES! Since the world was introduced to the internet, pornography has exploded. Anyone can access porn from just about any device linked to the internet. And this is becoming a problem for those of us with masturbation issues.

As a teenager in the 80’s I remember getting my hands on a porno magazine that was doing the rounds in my school. I had never seen a naked women’s body before – and my hormones were flying! I had to pass the magazine onto someone else the next day.

What we are exposed to on the internet these days goes way beyond a cheap glossy magazine with a centrefold. There appear to be no limits to the bizarre and degrading types of porn available with just a few clicks – and it does make you wonder what kind of people we are becoming.

Nowadays you can masturbate just about anywhere and any time you want.

The level of detail in today’s pornography has led to a growth in apathy towards the female body and the role of sex in a healthy relationship. Many teenagers are growing into adulthood with an unhealthy attitude towards sexual acts. Many of which are distasteful and dangerous.

Many of the ‘actors’ in these porn videos are not there by choice. They are forced into it.

If you have found yourself drifting into worrying areas of the porn industry, it’s time to switch off your internet and have a good long think about who you are and who you want to be. If you feel it has become an addiction, it’s time to seek help. Again, a visit to your local GP is the first port of call. They will help you.

How can i stop masturbating so much?

This is a difficult question to answer as the reasons for wanting to masturbate can be different from person to person. Most of us should know when enough is enough, but if you feel you are constantly looking at pornography to get you off – it’s time to stop and think about the consequences.

There is no ‘normal’ amount of masturbation. We each have our own needs. It’s when it gets in the way of other important things in life it becomes a problem.

If you find yourself regularly making excuses to go upstairs to find some ‘relief’ – then it’s a sure sign masturbation is taking over your life. Maybe you are using it as a way of diversion from another problem.

Keep a private note of how often you masturbate. After a few weeks sit down and look at the numbers. If you are seeing a rise in the frequency, it may be time to seek some professional help.


As we said at the beginning, masturbation can be a wonderful way to de-stress and explore your body and sexual feelings. It shouldn’t be something we are afraid to discuss. Just about everyone enjoys masturbation – it’s natural and it makes you feel good.

It only becomes a problem when we let it take over our valuable time – or when it leads to bodily harm or distressing thoughts. Help is always there for those who need it. Don’t be afraid or ashamed to speak to a GP or professional counsellor about your situation.

Max T

Max T

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