Is Masturbation Good Or Bad: What Psychologists say

Masturbation is the need of the body as hunger. Masturbation should not be judged morally. It has two sides. Masturbation is good for health and excess is bad for health.

What is Masturbation?

Masturbation is a physical activity in which a person gets pleasure from touching genitals. It is a self-touch activity that creates fun and pleasure. A person tries to get satisfaction via imagination and projection.

What is the level of Masturbation?

TENGA conducted the world’s largest assessment on men’s and women’s masturbation. TENGA surveyed across 18 countries and more than 13,000 respondents between the ages of 18 and 74 years.

What they found was astonishing 92 percent of American men and 76 percent of American women masturbate. American men think only 83 percent of men would masturbate and women presume only 66 percent but the reality is quite different.

People start masturbating at a very young age which is usually different in each county. In the USA average age is 15.2 years, 15.8 years in Germany.

Why do we Masturbate?

Air, Water, and food are our physiological needs. Many times we exclude physical needs from physiological needs. Physical relationship is a basic human need and primal urge. It is most important for human beings to reproduce. Masturbation is an important Physical need of the body.

We are hard-wired for pleasure activities and lifesaving activities. We repeat pleasurable activities again and again. The experience of pleasure typically starts below the level of consciousness.

The brain’s reward circuits are involved in the experience of pleasure. The neurotransmitter dopamine is produced in response to pleasurable stimulation. Dopamine makes us feel good and pleasure. Dopamine is connected with Physical relationships, delicious food, gambling, and taking drugs also.

Benefits of Masturbation: Good Side

It acts as a stress reliever. It makes us feel good because dopamine is released which helps to control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers reducing feelings of stress.

It definitely helps in calming down the urges and releases tension. Endorphins release can decrease the perception of pain in women and can reduce menstrual cramping.

Benefits of Masturbation

One study found that in males components of the immune system are activated during masturbation increasing the number of white blood cells in the bloodstream.

It might also help men reduce cancer with high ejaculation frequency correlating with a decreased risk of total prostate cancer.

Men can actually improve the quality of sperm. A study concluded that masturbation is a male strategy to improve the fitness of their sperm as younger sperm have a higher likelihood of fertilization.

With age, nitric oxide levels also diminish and can contribute to a decreased drive but masturbation can help in the blood throughout life.

Disadvantages of Masturbation: Bad side

It does have physiological benefits it can make you unresponsive to other types of stimulation which could lead to decreased arousal or performance when it comes time to do the deed with a real-life partner.

It destroys that organ and emotion. Ayurveda says that one drop of salmon is like 40 drops of your bone marrow and 50 drops of blood. So understand every time when a person masturbates so much energy is getting wasted.

The bad side of masturbation

It leads to nutrient deficiencies, dry lips, loss of hair, and dryness of skin in fact all the symptoms of old age start.

Some people are masturbating for years and masturbation creates a problem for them making them dependent.

It often creates impotency, erectile dysfunction, effect concentration, and alters lifestyle.

How much is bad?

There are no fixed criteria for how much is bad or good. Generally once a month or maybe twice a month would be more than enough otherwise it is going to create a disaster for you and for the family it would slowly get into addiction.

Why is masturbation becoming an addiction?

This is because at this age the urges are at their highest. The main problem is exposure to explicit content. Teens are exposed to vulgarity in almost all the areas like social Media advertisements films and all these things attract them very strongly.

Almost 80 to 90 percent of internet usage is on explicit content and that is the whole problem today’s youth is exposed to all such things very easily and that affects their psyche very strongly. Addiction of watching leads to masturbation addiction too.


Indeed It is a very good stress buster and medical science says that your body releases a happy hormone that helps you to manage your stress but then it has a very temporary effect.

We should know how to handle the stress and not depend solely on masturbation. Masturbation is a safe and healthy activity. It is harmful to health only when practiced excessively.

Human tendency is always like if you derive pleasure high out of something you want to do it more and more till it comes to a level that becomes your addiction and that is really harmful.

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