Am I masturbating too much?


Hello Someone:

Thank you for your question. No, masturbating every day is not a problem unless it is embarrassing you or you are trying to get pregnant with someone. If you and a partner are trying to get pregnant, then masturbating every day would decrease the likelihood of you having healthy sperm and would make it more difficult to become pregnant.

Masturbating is a very healthy part of our sexual life. It can be a good way to relieve stress and to put you back in touch with your body and your bodies’ needs. However, if this is embarrassing you or otherwise impeding you, i.e. if you feel that you want to have a relationship with someone but you become anxious and turn to yourself instead, than it may be important to talk to a mental health professional. As well, if you are spending a large part of your day masturbating, then it may be causing difficulties in the rest of your life and you may want to consider speaking to someone. Otherwise, simply enjoy it.

Take care and good luck.

-Lorin for Alterheros


About Lorin Young

Lorin has a medical degree and has since started her residency in Psychiatry. She also has experience with a variety of volunteer organizations on topics ranging from HIV/AIDS education, tobacco education, and mental health.

I've volunteered at AlterHeros because the questions were always interesting and I have learned a lot through them. It is really important to have a forum like this where people can feel free to ask complicated questions.

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