Some men, particularly those starting with masturbation, feel that the activity harms their bodies. Other individuals, often habitual self-stimulators, believe masturbation is not only OK but necessary. Where are these beliefs coming from, and what are the facts? Are they true or false? This article intends to address these questions based on medical and psychological research.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF MALE MASTURBATION?
Male masturbation is a healthy, safe, and natural way to relieve sexual tension and release sexual frustration.
Only reasonable and moderate masturbation is beneficial, but if excessive masturbation is misused, it can harm the body and the mind.
HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD A MALE MASTURBATE IN A WEEK?
How often is it healthy for a man to masturbate in a week? It’s often hard to tell if an individual’s habits are within the healthy range because people don’t usually talk about these things openly, so here we talk about how often men masturbate and some common questions.Read More
Incomplete or infrequent ejaculation may lead to pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS) with irritability, back pain, headache, and urinary frequency.
Long-term masturbation and excessive sex can cause the body to lose energy, which can have adverse effects on the respiratory system, digestive system, blood circulation, and endocrine, as well as being prone to some common diseases. Such as dizziness, frequent urination, insomnia and forgetfulness, palpitation, shortness of breath, and so on.
There are many other effects of masturbation, such as infertility, fertility, the risk of spreading AIDS, the prostate gland being beneficial or harmful, urinary tract infections, and pain. This is a series of problems that can be brought about by masturbation. How exactly to affect and how to avoid it?
CAN FREQUENT MALE MASTURBATION DECREASE SPERM COUNT?
In general, masturbation does not affect sperm quality, but each person has different physical conditions and needs. If you masturbate excessively, it can have an impact on sperm quality.
The frequent sexual arousal and ejaculation of the sexual organs and gonads in a state of long-term congestion, which not only impairs the sperm-making function of the testicles due to overload, making the quality of sperm decline. It also causes a decrease in the ability of the accessory glands (seminal vesicle gland, prostate gland, urethral bulb gland, and urethral glands) to participate in the production of semen. This eventually manifests itself as a decrease in the quality of semen.
So, what can be done to treat this?
- The first thing you need to do is to control the frequency of masturbation and not overdo it. Diverting oneself to find the rest of the pleasurable avenues or getting a girlfriend can significantly reduce the libido. Make yourself exercise more and keep yourself busy.
- Acute and chronic orchitis, epididymitis, prostatitis, vesiculitis, and other inflammatory diseases of the reproductive tract are common causes of oligospermia. Treatment for carbenicillin is 4 grams per day, divided into four doses, continuous for one month. Compound Synthroid can be penetrated the prostate fluid, and the efficacy is also better, two times a day, each time two tablets, for three months.
- Supplementation of trace elements: zinc supplementation is effective for oligospermia and dead sperm, and the number of sperm increases significantly after taking the drug. Due to the antagonistic effect of zinc and copper, zinc supplementation treats high copper simultaneously.
- Maintain healthy habits: quit smoking and alcohol. Nicotine produced by smoking is the most important factor for sperm prone to malformed sperm, so quitting smoking is imperative. Stay away from high temperatures, do not steam sauna, and do not use the bathtub bath, the testicles are the main place to produce sperm, and the temperature required for the process of sperm production is 33.5 ℃ – 36.5 ℃, that is, one ℃ – 2 ℃ lower than the normal body temperature. Strengthen your body. Excessive obesity in the male body will lead to an increase in temperature in the groin, which will damage the growth of sperm and thus lead to infertility.
- Eat more sperm-producing foods, fruits and vegetables, scallops, oysters, shrimp, eggs, and other foods rich in vitamins and trace elements.
CAN MALE MASTURBATION CAUSE INFERTILITY?
First, check if sperm quality has decreased due to frequent masturbation. For example, long-term excessive masturbation can lead to repeated congestion of the prostate gland, which can cause prostatitis. Prostatitis can also trigger the death of sperm. An attack of bacterial prostatitis can cause harmful substances such as bacteria and toxins to be produced in the patient’s semen, leading to sperm agglutination and even death, seriously affecting male fertility.
Excessive masturbation can cause fatigue from overexcitation of the erectile center and ejaculatory center, shifting from excitement to inhibition, causing impotence and premature ejaculation, resulting in poor quality of sex life.
Frequent masturbation leads to reduced sensitivity of the glans mucosal nerves, and regular intercourse cannot provide strong friction during masturbation, resulting in non-ejaculation, leading to no sperm entering the female vagina and uterus and not having the primary condition for fertility.
Retrograde ejaculation can occur when semen enters the bladder instead of exiting through the urethra during orgasm. This condition can cause temporary infertility in some men; however, it usually corrects itself within a few weeks after stopping the habit of masturbation.
For moderate masturbation, fertility will not be affected without the abovementioned diseases.
CAN I GET HIV FROM MALE MASTURBATION?
AIDS is caused by HIV infection. If two people who do not carry HIV have sex, they will not get infected. You cannot get AIDS from masturbating on your own. This is because the virus does not produce itself and dies quickly in the environment if it leaves the body.
HIV is mainly found in body fluids such as blood, semen, vaginal secretions, chest and abdominal fluids, cerebrospinal fluid, amniotic fluid, and breast milk of the infected person.
CAN I GET HIV FROM MASTURBATING TO ANOTHER MALE?
The proportion of HIV transmission due to men who have sex with men has increased significantly, simply because of two reasons: one is that HIV is more easily infected when there is a wound. The other is the protective power of condoms.
Between men who have sex with men, anal sex is a widespread sexual behavior because the anorectum has multiple layers of circular muscles. It is not easy to expand, especially from the outside to the inside expansion. These structures’ internal and dental lines, from the outside to the inside, are easy to tear, have fewer secretions, and are not slippery enough. We give the patient finger-test oiled thick gloves that are easy to break, let alone the thin condom. The protection is very poor.
How to prevent it?
UNAIDS recommends that you can take FTC/TDF (emtricitabine/tenofovir) before sexual intercourse and take one tablet 24 hours for seven days so that the effective concentration of the drug in the rectum can reach seven days. The WHO guidelines recommend using PrEP 5-7 days in advance for people with anal sex.
CDC summary data: PrEP is 99% effective in preventing HIV infection through sexual intercourse when taken daily or continuously (at least four times a week).
CAN HIV TRAVEL UP THE MALE URETHRA DURING HOMOSEXUAL MASTURBATION?
Under normal circumstances, HIV does not enter the body with the urethra. This is because HIV is very fragile, and although it can wreak havoc in the human body, it can die in about 1-2 minutes once it is out of the body. Moreover, HIV cannot move and does not enter the body along the urethra.
CAN MALE MASTURBATING LEAD TO A BLOOD CLOT?
Most of the small veins on the penis are bleeding small. If jerking off bleeding may be caused by circumcision, do not worry too much. Bleeding less after a short rest can recover on their own, bleeding more men or promptly seeking medical attention. What do you need to pay attention to if you are bleeding after jerking off?
- It would help if you rested for a while. The epidermis will slowly recover if the bleeding is more for their own lives and health or if they need medical attention. You should not masturbate or have sex for at least two weeks.
- If the penis above the epidermis has damage, wear loose underwear and pants, drink more water, do not have sex or masturbation habits soon for half a month, and adequately disinfect the epidermis with iodophor to avoid epidermal infection discomfort.
- Do not eat a stimulating and heavy diet unsuitable for wound recovery. For example, do not eat chili, ginger, or more fresh vegetables and fruits.
If there is blood in the ejaculated semen, then there may be inflammation in the scrotum. Seek medical attention and take some anti-inflammatory drugs to get better.
CAN MALE MASTURBATION BENEFIT THE PROSTATE?
Moderate masturbation is good for the prostate. When a man does not ejaculate for a long time, the seminal vesicle will remain full for a long time. In addition, men with normal sexual functions will also have sexual impulses.
It is also possible to reduce the pressure of the seminal vesicles. At the same time, the orgasm will discharge part of the prostate fluid, reducing the pressure on the prostate gland and avoiding inflammation from accumulating prostate fluid for a long time.
CAN MALE MASTURBATION REDUCE PROSTATE CANCER?
The British Journal of Urology International reports (British Journal of Urology International Vol. 92, p. 211) that a study by experts at the Victoria Cancer Centre in Australia found that prostate cancer kills 500,000 men yearly. The most straightforward preventive measure is masturbation. The more men ejaculate between 20 and 50, the less likely they are to develop prostate cancer. The study, which lasted four years and is still under study, surveyed 1,079 prostate cancer patients and 1,259 healthy men and proved that men who masturbate or have intercourse once a day in their 20s are 1/3 less likely to develop prostate cancer.
Giles, the head of the research team, noted, “Men certainly don’t do this often when they reach their 50s. However, in the case of getting older and having less and less sex, moderate masturbation once is worth advocating.” He also analyzed that semen accumulated in the body for a long time may have a carcinogenic effect on the cells in the prostate ducts. If not discharged regularly, semen may become a health killer for them. Because semen is a potent fluid that contains many chemicals and is only cancer-causing when concentrated 600 times, only those, who do not have sex for a long time have a significantly higher chance of developing prostate cancer.
The findings of a 2004 study by the National Cancer Institute coincided with a study of the relationship between masturbation and prostate cancer published by the Victorian Cancer Society in Melbourne in July 2003. After surveying 1,079 prostate cancer patients and 1,259 healthy men, Australian epidemiologist Graham St. Iles found that men who ejaculated more than five times a week in their 20s were one-third less likely to develop prostate cancer; men who masturbated greater than or equal to five times a week were 34 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer by age 70 than those who did not. Men who masturbated more than or equal to five times a week were 34% less likely to develop prostate cancer by age 70 than men who did not.
CAN MALE MASTURBATION CAUSE BLOOD IN YOUR URINE?
If you frequently masturbate for a long time, you can’t rule out the possibility of blood in the urine. This is because excessive masturbation increases the risk of urinary tract infections, prostatitis, epididymitis, and other diseases of the genitourinary system, which can have clinical manifestations of blood in the urine.
The causes of hematuria in men are related to urinary tract infections, urinary stones, and urinary tumors.
Usually, urinary tract infections such as urethritis, cystitis, ureteritis, and pyelonephritis are associated with frequent and painful urination. Urological stones can cause lumbar colic, and urological tumors and other occupying lesions can cause painless hematuria, so it is important to make a clear diagnosis with a timely examination.
CAN MALE MASTURBATION CAUSE PAIN?
When men suffer from reproductive organ infections such as prostatitis, urethritis, and vesiculitis, pain is caused after masturbation and ejaculation because of inflammatory stimulation. When there is circumcision or prepuce, a large amount of dirt is gathering at the crown of the penis head.
It irritates the delicate skin of the penis, leading to inflammation, allergy, and pain after masturbation. Having sex too often or masturbating many times can cause pain after ejaculation by leaving the sexual organ in a fatigued state. In addition, if the male moves too vigorously during masturbation, it may cause pain due to penis fracture.
Long-term masturbation may lead to epididymitis, causing pain in the testicles after masturbation. Acute testicular pain is commonly caused by orchitis and testicular injury. Orchitis will not only infect through the bloodstream but also through bacteria retrograde through the urethra to the epididymis and testicles, causing epididymitis and orchitis in men. When complicating orchitis, the testicles are swollen, while symptoms such as increased body temperature, coldness, headache, vomiting, pain in the small abdomen, and pain in the swollen testicles will occur.
Other pains may be due to sexual excitement that makes the genitals and gonads highly congested. Some discomfort is due to varicocele or pain radiating from different parts of the spermatic cord.
DOES MALE MASTURBATION CAUSE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?
When the body is in a state of excitement, the blood circulation in the body may be accelerated, so the pressure on the blood vessel wall may increase when the blood flows in the vessel wall, so the blood pressure may increase when the male masturbates and measures his blood pressure. But the increase in blood pressure after masturbation is generally short-lived and does not make the blood pressure permanently higher, so don’t worry too much.
The standard systolic blood pressure value is between 90 mm Hg and 139 mm Hg, and the standard value of diastolic blood pressure is between 60 mm Hg and 89 mm Hg. If the blood pressure is above 89/139 mm Hg when the blood pressure is measured, the blood pressure is high and can be improved by adjusting the diet and taking medication. If the condition is more serious, it must be treated with antihypertensive drugs such as hydrochlorothiazide tablets and metoprolol tartrate tablets.