According to research supported by the Swedish Research Council Study, the need for masturbating is more dominant in men as compared to women. When a person sits in a particular position to stroke, press, fold or touch his male organ, with an expectation to feel an erection, he is trying to masturbate. According to Dr. Chirag Bhandari from India, a person who masturbates more than 21 times in a month can then face some side effects of masturbation.
1. Sore genitals
When men masturbate much frequently, they may suffer from disease edema which swells up the male organ with continuous irritation. Edema is a disease in which the part of the body swells up because of the retention of fluid in body tissue. This usually happens when excess pressure is put around a certain part of the body.
2. Low sperm count
According to Dr. Chirag Bhandari, masturbating can be a healthy habit if it is done for a limited time in a month. When men or boys are in an excessive habit of doing it, the body’s capacity to build testosterone gets hampered and can be one possible reason for low sperm count.
3. Dhat syndrome
In dhat syndrome, the semen is passed while men urinate. According to research published in January 2015 by the International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences Study, “dhat syndrome can be a possible side effect of masturbation. This syndrome can later become the main cause of premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction in men”.
4. Social distancing
According to a psychological study, one of the reasons for men to boycott social gatherings and events can be a masturbation addiction. The patient suffering from such addiction loves to stay at home rather than go out. He prefers to spend most of his time alone in the room. He also finds excuses to avoid any occasion of public meetings.
5. Night problems
When men ejaculate in their sleep or have wet dreams, they might suffer from nightfall problems. Men who excessively indulge in masturbation for much more time can also face nightfall problems which is a major side effect of masturbation.
6. Low self-esteem
Men who are in the habit of masturbating more than the optimum times are dealing with anxiety and depression in their way. They lose their confidence and are always nervous around people. Masturbating relaxes them for a while but creates a negative stigma towards themselves.
Masturbation is a shortcut to getting the natural gratification that comes with reproduction. But when it becomes an obsession or a reason for constant self-loathing, then perhaps it is time to cut down on this self-service.