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My question: is there such a thing as excessive masturbation with regard to stimulation of acetylcholine/parasympathetic? I have sex or masturbate at least 7x/week (sometimes more). There are many websites that warn against excessive masturbation and the stimulation of acetylcholine/parasympathetic nervous functions (http://www.askmen.com/dating/dzimmer_100/145b_love_answers.html) Please review this website so you can see what many other sites are saying. I have not had any erectile dysfunction or seminal leakage. I am most concerned about the "acetylcholine/parasympathetic nervous functions" issue. Is this true? Do I over-masturbate/over-sex? Please help me figure out if there is anything to be concerned about. (note: I am not concerned about the psychologically aspect of excessive masturbation as I am confident in that respect. Just the physical nervous system aspect)
There are many websites with much misinformation out there. I don't need to review what an astrology site says about something in order to know that there's no scientific validity to it. Likewise, I won't waste time looking at these sites which claim something like "over-masturbation."
could have saved you lots of time and grief if you’d written to me before doing your Internet “research.” You can find so much misinformation on the Internet because there’s no quality control. “Over-masturbation” sites are written by people who want to sell you something, for example, herbal remedies. No medical expert recognizes “over-masturbation” because there is no scientific evidence that there is any such thing, just as there’s no such thing as “under-masturbation.” What most of these non-experts mean by “over-masturbation” is anything more than what THEY do or are comfortable with.
Let’s note the difference between a “belief” and a demonstrable fact. There are people who believe that the earth is flat, in spite of all evidence to the contrary. Similarly, many cultures have myths that associate semen with strength. None of these myths is based on any scientific research.
Self-pleasuring doesn’t affect your body’s chemicals in any negative way. What it CAN do, like any strenuous exercise, is either energize you or make you feel tired. Exercise affects everyone different, so it’s possible that after an orgasm, you feel tired, the same way as after a brisk work-out. And you know that later, you’ll regain your energy. The difference here is that no one has told you that working out is going to affect you permanently, so you haven’t begun to worry and stress about exercise the way you’re worrying and stressing about self-pleasuring.
One reason these myths about semen and strength still prevail is that after orgasm, there is a period in which men cannot have another orgasm--the "Refractory Period." Think of it as a time when your body is resting in order to build up its ability to orgasm again, if you will. It's just a rest period, and nothing to worry about. This period varies from man to man, depending on age, physical health and other factors. It’s a biological process, and has nothing to do with how often you self-pleasure, etc.
There is no optimum rate for self-pleasuring. Each of us is different, and what works for you might not work for me. So however often you enjoy self-pleasuring is what works for you.
Let’s talk about what we DO know about self-pleasuring.
It’s the surest way to orgasm and the most effective way to learn about our sexual response cycle, as well as the surest way men to learn orgasmic control. If you feel you come too quickly, the surest way to slow down is to teach yourself a new pattern via self-pleasuring.
Another advantage is self-knowledge: How can you show a partner what you like if you don’t know yourself?
And the #1 reason for self-pleasuring: it’s fun!
Self-pleasuring is a part of who you are sexually—for your whole life, not just when you don’t have a partner. People self-pleasure from birth to death, when they’re alone and when they’re partnered. It’s just one of many options we have as sexual beings. It’s not better or worse than partner sex, just different—like steak is different than chicken.
Remember that all our scientific data show that the people who take responsibility for their OWN pleasure have the best sex lives and rate themselves as happiest about their sexuality. So please stop torturing yourself, accept your sexuality as a gift and start enjoying life. Dr. J
The site you referenced, "Ask Men" is an entertainment site run by Fox News. The alleged "expert" isn't listed as being a member of any professional organization; neither can I find any health care professional by his name. I can only conclude this person is a writer for Fox News affiliates.
Hi, I read your article in detail. I also had a bird's eye view of your qualification. its impressive. I just want to ask one thing. a person masturbating and consequelntly ejaculating daily or thrice a week but another person takes good care of his health and does not ejaculate deliberately and gets ejaculated by itself in a natural process while sleeping. BOTH HAVE SAME HEALTH? THERE ARE NO SIDE EFFECTS FACED BY FIRST PERSON? ACCORDING TO MEDICAL SCIENCE, THERE IS NO SIDE EFFECT OF DAILY MASTURBATION? THERE ARE NO ADVANTAGES OF NOT MASTURBATING? PLEASE REPLY WITH PROOF THAT CAN BE PRESENTED ON ANY VALID MEDICAL FORUM. I WILL GET YOUR REASONING VERIFIED FROM A BOARD OF DOCTORS.
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