Masturbation: When Pleasure Becomes an Obsession
There is no denying that masturbation brings pleasure and excitement to our lives. However, there is a time when masturbation can go too far. Although there are no health consequences from masturbating frequently there can be emotional aspects that should be taken into consideration.
The most common problem with obsessive masturbation occurs in marriage or partnerships. If you are masturbating to the point that you no longer have any interest in sex with your partner then this could be a problem. It could damage the self esteem of your spouse or partner, making them like you are not attracted to them, or do not want to engage in sex with them. Obsessive masturbation has ended more marriages than most people would like to admit to. You certainly do not have to be interested in sex at the same time, as most couples are likely not to be “in the mood” at some point or another, but to exclude them all the time is not healthy for any relationship.
Frequent masturbation also leads to social consequences. If you prefer to spend more time masturbating then going out with your friends, or even going to work then this is a problem. Masturbation should never interfere with regular activities. It is fine to think about it once in a while, maybe even get excited to leave work to go home and pleasure yourself, but when it is overtaking your life you need to rethink your priorities.
According to studies 3 to 6% of the population admits to masturbating to the extreme. This is an illness called sexual obsession, which most people relate to being sex crazed. It includes masturbation obsession. This disorder is more popular in men than women, but is found in both sexes. Sexual obsession of any kind can have detrimental effects on your social and financial being if not treated.
Again, this is an illness that needs proper therapy to contain. Your therapist, counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist may often recommend medication in order to help you with this disorder. It is treatable and can help you to regain your life again.
Masturbation is considered a natural and safe way for men and women to express their sexuality and may help promote self awareness, and self confidence. If taken to the extreme it can hinder your life, not only by the physical skin abrasions you may get, but with the emotional connotations that it has. If you feel you have a sexual obsession you need to seek help to control it so that it doesn’t control you.
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