084 Q: Does masturbating, let's
say 10 times a month affect your health? Can it make you sick or drive your
neurotic-system crazy? How dangerous is it? I mean a lot of guys do it. How
high is the risk of getting sick (I mean here sex without other
partners)? A: Masturbating 10 times a month is within average range of male
research on the topic. There are guys who do masturbate more than once daily,
and they are healthy with normal lives. But if it was 10 times every day,
it would be extreme and it would make you less healthy because you would
have to spend so much time masturbating instead of doing other things.
102 Q: I am 22 years old and I
regularly masturbate 3-4 times a week. Recently my urethra feels swollen
when I erect and burns only after ejaculation. Is this because of frequent
masturbation? If I do not ejaculate I don't get any pain. Only after ejaculation
I feel pain and discomfort. Why is this? I am sure its not STD because
I have safe sex and masturbate regularly for 2 years now with no problems
ever. A: You may have just rubbed yourself the wrong way or something.
But for a variety of reasons, sometimes men get minor irritations that go
away in a few days. In other cases, it is a urinary tract infection (not
an STD). If the pain is severe or if problem does not improve, you may wish
to see a doctor for a urine test. NAME: Jack
108 Q: Does masterbation have
any effects on bodybuilding (internal secretion)? When a person stops
masterbating and the sperm builds up, Do intense workouts somehow convert
the sperm into more energy, if masterbation is completely avoided... If so
does it also help focus the mind to concentrate better? A: Some men say they prefer to hold off ejaculating as long as
they can until after their workouts, but others say to have an ejaculation
immediately before a workout loosens them up and enables them to focus better.
Other men don't notice any difference at all. It really depends on the person.
Physically speaking, it makes no difference. Psychologically and emotionally
speaking, some people have their routines to either hold off or get off prior
a workout. Some men feel they can re-focus the sexual energy if they store
it up, while others say they find this sexual energy to be a distraction
to their performance. You really have to try it both ways to find out. When
I was cross-training for an upcoming season, I would sometimes not masturbate
or have sex for a week and focus my energy. However, if I held off longer
than a week, I became overly aggressive and very distracted and frustrated
easily. (Keep in mind, masturbation and sex are the same as far as your body
and brain are when it comes to these issues.) NAME: Marriedguy
120 Q: My wife has always had
a problem with me masterbating. Before I met her I would spend 15 minutes
a day masterbating and have two orgasms a day (when I woke up and at night)
we have a loving relationship however she doesn't have the sexual drive that
I do. She is complacent with sex twice a week and I have never let masturbation
interfere with sex when she wants it. I however want to orgasm more frequently,
in fact, daily. She is disgusted by the thought that I need to masturbate
and sees it as thing that a sexual predator does. I do not know what to say
to this as 15 minutes a day of masturbation doesn't interfere with our life
and as a result I don't "nag" her for sex. She makes me feel quite guilty
that I have this desire for pleasure. Is there a resource that I can show
her that explains the normality of this or is she right? A: Personally, I think you are correct. See our editorial on
http://male101.com/edi/husband-masturbation.html NAME: bigred26 123 Q: I masturbate when I am sleeping
after a night of looking at porn. Why do I masturbate rather then have sex
with my partner? A: This may be something you should look into with a professional
counselor who can sit down with you and find out the motivation behind this
preference. Unfortunately, that problem cannot be solved here. But I can
definitely tell you is that this is a problem if the situation you described
is how you usually are and it is causing you distress. NAME: Pauly 125 Q: Why is it that almost every
time I masturbate and orgasm I am so tired after I am finished? A: Sex and masturbation both cause an increase in heart rate
and breathing (respiration). The blood pressure increases and the body goes
through a process that is equivalent to about a five minute run. Personally,
I feel a sensation of relaxation that can make me tired temporarily, but
it's not like I'm exhausted for the rest of the day. NAME: jackrippedher 131 Q: After I masterbate, my
testicles hurt, I'm nut just saying right after, but throughout the day
sometimes. and when I masterbated one time, my penis swelled? I'm guessing
that a lack of lube, but I'm still curious about why my testicals are hurting.
sometimes my lower back hurts, I hurt my self a few years ago, but I'm not
sure if that's what it is, has masterbation been linked to lower back complaints.
if so how is it related and how do I make it quite. and how can keep my balls
from hurting. keep in mind that I have only masterbated with myself, I've
never had intercourse or any other kind of sex except masterbating by myself.
(its safer that way)... A: (1) You might want to try to change the method or position
you are in when masturbating. If you are pounding the base of the penis too
much with your hand, it can cause the testicles to be in pain. Try concentrating
the motion only around the top half of the penis and the head of the penis.
Sometimes just being more gentle on yourself can cure a lot of the aches
and pains. (2) I'm not sure about the lower back pain. It could be due to
the position in which you are laying or sitting when masturbating, or it
could be from something entirely different in your life -- other than when
you masturbate. NAME: joeshmo 132 Q:(1) How can I quit
masterbating? It's hard to just quit and rather painful. (2) Are there
any kind of diseases or disorders associated with masterbating by myself?
(3) Just out of curiosity, can amoxicillin cure diseases associated
with sex. like STDs? (4) Can a man catch a STD by masterbating
alone? A:(1) On this website, we don't give instructions on
how to quit masturbation. We feel masturbation is a normal part of life.
You are correct when you say it is: "hard to just quit and rather painful".
Most people are not successful at quitting masturbation forever. Some males
can go a few days without masturbating (or having sex), others can go a few
weeks or even months. However, most men get an overwhelming urge to masturbate
after a period of sexual abstinence. This feeling is OK for a male to experience,
and you can masturbate if you feel you need to do it. There is no universal
rule that says you can not masturbate, and there is also no rule that says
that you must masturbate. The decision is yours because it is your body.
The decision should be based on what you feel comfortable with. Most males
do masturbate, but some men choose not to masturbate so they simply don't
do it. (2) There are absolutely no diseases or disorders associated
with moderate masturbation. (3) Yes, amoxicillin is a penicillin-like
antibiotic medication usually used to treat infections and illnesses caused
by bacteria such as strep throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, venereal diseases
(certain STDs); and ear, lung, nose, urinary tract, and skin infections.
However, amoxicillin can not be used to treat all Sexually Transmitted Diseases
(STDs). For example, HIV / AIDS and certain types of Hepatitis are
sexually transmitted diseases that can not be cured with amoxicillin.
(4) There is no way a man can catch an STD or any other disease by
masturbating alone. Masturbating your own self is actually the safest form
of sexual activity known to mankind. NAME: Steve 135 Q: I masterbate almost daily and
enjoy it. However the masterbation technique that I use is somewhat weird.
I masterbate when my penis is not erect. I tuck my penis between my thighs
and give it jerks. Its a beautiful experience but I am afraid that I would
never be able to enjoy intercourse or father a child. A: I don't think your masturbation experiences will ultimately
end up causing you to be impotent or infertile. However, you seem to have
noticed a difference in your masturbation method in that you are experiencing
orgasm without an erection. Sometimes the way a person masturbates can prevent
him from getting an erection because the technique they are using prevents
the blood to flow into the corpus cavernosa within the penis. From the research
I have done on this issue, there seems to be a common solution to the problem.
Most likely, it will be to your advantage to change the way you masturbate
if you are blocking the blood flow into the penis by squeezing it between
your thighs. I wrote a summary on an article called Traumatic Masturbatory
Syndrome that you should read. Although the technique you mentioned is a
little bit different than what is described in the article, I think you might
be able to relate to some of it. I think the title of the article sounds
a lot worse than the problem actually is. I would not have titled it in such
a way if I had actually wrote the article. I just wrote the summary. NAME: jacque 136 Q: (1) After masturbation,
my tip (lip-like) of the penis (urethral opening) swells or its not turning
back to its normal size as the one it looks-like before erection, it lasts
for 1-2 hours to get back to normal size. Is it abnormal to have so? (2)
I pee in yellow color for the past 10 days and if I take more water it turns
back to saffron color, if not, I pee in yellow color, is it an
abnormality? A: (1) Yes, this is normal and should not be a concern. (2) Water
does change the color of the urine. That's normal too.
NAME: (Anonymous) 137 Q: My friend told me that
when he masterbates, his semen was clear when he was 12, but now he's 13,
and it's turning a bit white-ish. He wants to know if there is anything wrong
with him? A: No, it is normal for that to change as the male body gets
older. Actually, both colors are normal at any age.