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18 yr old: Masturbation made my body weak and depressed

Hi,

I'm an 18 year old male and I have masturbated for several years now. I have noticed that my body is getting weaker and that my head feels numb (depression symptom). I am lead to believe that I need to restore neurotransmitters (acetylcholine / parasympathetic ratio and such). Who should I go to that can give me body/brain restoring medication, a doctor or psychiatrist?
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Masterbation had no effect on the body.
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masturbation is a harmless natural habit. The symptoms you have no relation to your masturbation. It would be better if you masturbate with lubricated hand,do not stop breathing while doing it, do not do it when you are excessively aroused(as you will have immidiate ejaculation.  If you want to avoid masturbation, divert your mind by doing abdominal breathing. (google abdominal breathing) It will help you to reduce your arousal.Worrying about masturbation does more harm than the act.
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I'm afraid I think otherwise. Masturbation can be harmful to the point where your semen volume will reduce. Also , to the point where you start to feel depressed when done excessively. If the symptoms I have aren't related why do I feel the cause and effect from masturbation?
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Masturbation can indeed become harmful for both genders. It can become addictive. The dopamine release can lead to a very destructive crash that can cause depression and even extreme sucidal thoughts in masturbation addicts. Sex addiction and masturbation addiction is a very dangerous condition that causes all sorts of negative consequences for sufferers. Excessive masturbation can cause injuries, but can also cause the numbness that you refer to.

The first place to turn would be your doctor, who can refer you to the right place.

However, I would advise temporary celibacy to both heal the physical ailments and emotional, mental and psychological causes of your problem, and seeking a therapist and a Sex Addicts Anonymous group (or 12 step program) to deal with underlying issues that cause your excessive masturbation and addictive tendencies.



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