My friend always sometimes talks about masturbation and the negative effects it can have on males. I believe there are better alternatives than going that route! I mean, the pleasure may be great in that moment, but if it becomes an addiction the consequences are far greater.
The first consequence of masturbation is physical. It seems that it can be a possible cause of impotency in men, which no one wants. I’m sure the doctors will tell you it can cause a decrease in sensitivity and an increase in escalate pain due to a lessening of the nerve endings. That can feel pretty awful. Unfortunately, this can also result in a decrease of sexual activity due to the physical pains. Yikes!
The second outcome that masturbation can have on males is the mental aspect. According to some studies, over-masturbation leads to a decrease in serotonin, which is the hormone of happiness. That can bring about depression and that’s definitely not a good thing. You don’t want to be saddled with the blues! It can also lead to mental problems including lack of concentration, fatigue, and even worse, an inability to have a sexual relationship. That can be an uncomfortable issue to open up about.
The third outcome that the solo-act can bring about is a financial burden. Nowadays, there are certain tools that are available at a cost that make masturbating even more enticing; tools like lotions and vibrators. It can cause you to spend money that you don’t have, money that’d be better spent on other things. Think of the things you can do IF you don’t give in to the temptation!
The fourth consequence is a spiritual one. From a religious standpoint, dildos let’s just say it’s frowned upon, thus can having demoralizing effects on an individual’s soul. And if we relate human physiology to our spiritual inner beings, masturbating can have drastic effects on our physical selves.
The fifth consequence is the destruction of one’s relationships. Yes, it can. For all your cheating spouses out there: guilt can and will ruin a once healthy and solid relationship. And then there’s the trust factor. It can shake you to the core, if you find out someone has been indulging in self-pleasure.
The sixth effect is the damage to personal reputation. What happens if word gets out that you are addicted to the self-pleasure? Even if no one finds out, you still have to deal with the guilt, shame and embarrassment of knowing you allow yourself to get carried away with it.
The seventh outcome is the destruction of self-esteem and confidence. If you’re engaging too much in pleasuring yourself, it can cause an addiction, leaving you wanting more and more. In the end, you may resort to feelings of despair, insecurity, and confusion which will absolutely take a toll on your self-esteem.
So, in conclusion, I guess the overall advice when it comes to masturbation is moderation. Weigh the consequences and consider if the reward is worth it?