Excessive and Chronic Masturbation


Why do people masturbate?

Masturbation is done by many people of all ages. It has many purposes in life. It is a way to discover yourself sexually, and it plays a very important role in puberty while growing up. It can also help you relax after a particularly stressful day. And, it provides much-need relief when you are out of a relationship. But despite these benefits, too much of anything can be a harmful thing. Excessive masturbation is something most people don’t realize is a problem, but the side effects of it can be dire.

How to know when you might be masturbating too much:

Some symptoms of excessive masturbation would be: fatigue, stress, and memory loss. In some situations, it may lead to impotence or hair loss. You may not think it could happen to you, but these risks are very serious and very real. Excessive masturbation puts a strain on the body and can cause major changes that could be irreversible in the long run. Many men may not realize the risk they are putting themselves at when they participate in excessive masturbation. Others might not be able to recognize that they are even masturbating too much.


Excessively masturbating could overstimulate the acetylcholine (a chemical that aids in telling nerves when to stop receiving information) or the parasympathetic nervous system (a system that plays an important role in sexual arousal). This would in turn interfere with the liver’s ability to release enzymes that aid hormone production. Neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine, and other hormones would begin to be produced in excess. These things work together, causing the development of erectile dysfunction. This condition has led to more than thirty percent of young men to have difficulty getting and/or maintaining their erections.

There are many signs which my indicate that you are partaking in excessive masturbation. While many may see masturbation as a stress reliever, when done in excess it can actually cause you more stress. It can also lead to significant fatigue, which could interfere with your work or relationships. In fact, studies have shown that masturbating too much while in a romantic relationship can put a strain on your relationship.

Excessive masturbation has also been shown to cause memory or hair loss.
These symptoms could be signs of other health problems but if you are experiencing all of these, you may want to closely observe your life style. Another sign of excessive masturbation is seminal leakage. Seminal leakage is when sperm leaks out of the penis when no erection is present. This is a sign that the parasympathetic nerve is weakening, and you may be a victim of excessive masturbation.

How to Reverse the Effects of Over-Masturbation

If you experience any of these symptoms, you may want to consider changing your masturbation habits soon. This problem should not be taken lightly, as it has long term effects that can have dire consequences to your romantic life. If you think that you may be participating in excessive masturbation, do not stay silent or try to ignore it. Discuss this potential problem with your partner and a doctor. You may also find it helpful to visit a sex addicts meeting to talk about the issue to those with similar problems/.

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