Can too much masturbation hurt one’s sex life?
Most men have heard the myth that too much masturbation causes hairy palms, or even blindness – which would certainly be worrisome if that were true. Luckily, that statement holds about as much water as the idea that a woman can’t get pregnant while standing up, which is a sexual myth that is in fact false. Just for the record, a woman can become pregnant in any sexual position. Still, the idea of too much masturbation does leave many men wondering if they are doing physical harm to themselves or their relationship. This idea will be explored in detail below, along with a few penis care tips to deal with a sore penis and keep the manhood in its prime – regardless of how frequently it is called into action.
Penis side effects
While no major physical repercussions will likely happen from too much masturbation, it is possible to cause a minor injury during self-love. An excessively physical or rough hand job can damage the skin to the area, particularly if there is a lack of lubrication during the self-play. Too much force can cause bruising, chafing, redness, sore penis skin, and even tissue damage in some cases. And, ready for the most cringe-worthy part? A penis can be “broken.” Though technically not a break, as there is no bone in the penis tissue, an erect penis can be damaged by a blunt force in such a way that the inner tissues rupture. This injury can be extremely painful in itself, and once healed, the scar tissue remains may cause a shortening of the shaft on that side, which can ultimately lead to a curvature of the penis.
Known as Peyronie’s disease, it is not caused by too much masturbation but rather by unnecessary roughness. Typical penis injuries of this kind are caused by an unfortunate slip during sex, which causes the penis to hit the female pubic bone at just the wrong angle. However, it is possible that a man could cause the injury to himself, particularly if he is being, shall we say, creative, with his method of self-pleasure. So the moral of the story? Too much masturbation may lead to chafing and soreness, which is easily alleviated with a day of rest, but no matter how often one handles the equipment, it must always be handled with care.
Relationship Side Effects
In most mature, adult relationships, masturbation is not going to cause a problem. It is perfectly healthy for men and women alike to enjoy some alone time. However, in cases where a man is engaging in what his partner considers to be too much masturbation, she may feel rejected, unsexy or even come to believe that she is not good enough in bed for her partner.
If a man is repeatedly choosing masturbation instead of sexual relations with a willing partner, it may be time for him to face some hard questions. For example, he may ask himself some of the following: Is masturbation interfering with normal life? Is there some fear of sexual intimacy with a partner (i.e. from previous sexual trauma, sexual insecurity, performance anxiety, fear of dysfunction etc.)? Is there material being used that is offensive to the partner such as pornography? Are there issues of shame associated with sexual behavior? If any of these questions are hitting home, it may be time to speak with a therapist about these problems.
Caring for the Penis
Regardless of how much self-love a man engages in, it is important to keep the penis healthy enough for any and all sexual activity. Certain vitamins and minerals are particularly useful in keeping the penis vital and youthful, and can even heal damaged skin and blood vessels.
- Shea butter is a natural moisturizer that helps keep the skin supple and smooth in all conditions.
- Acetyl L Carnitine is neuroprotective and can help heal and protect the penis from sexual injuries – no matter how they occur.
- L-Arginine keeps the blood vessels in the penis healthy allowing for maximum blood flow and a firm erection.
Using a penis vitamin formula combining all these ingredients (most professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) can ensure the penis stays healthy for all types of sexual activity.
For additional information on most common penis health issues, tips on improving penis sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy penis, visit: http://www.penishealth101.com. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.