Masturbation Woes - Is there too much of a good thing?

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Masturbation Woes - Is there too much of a good thing? Photo by John Dugan

When it comes to masturbation, there are many myths surrounding the "dangers" of too much masturbation. From the absurd and weird such as -- Will it cause hairy palms? - to the legitimate fears and concerns - Can it cause penis pain? …masturbation has long been a hot (and sometimes taboo) topic. Learn the medical truth behind 4 common masturbation questions and a few tips for keeping the penis healthy - no matter how frequently one masturbates.

Is too much masturbation bad for a man?

Many a man has questioned the pitfalls of a strong masturbatory urge. Will it cause blindness? Is it bad for the penis? Luckily, the answer to both questions is a resounding, "no." There is no medical indication to support the myth that masturbation causes blindness or is bad for the physical health of a man.

Can too much masturbation lead to infertility?

Some men fear that too frequent ejaculation will cause their sperm to "dry up," but that simply is not true. Unlike a women’s fertility - in which a finite number of eggs are available over the lifetime of a woman - men have no cap on the number of sperm they produce. In fact, the news often portrays stories of men fathering children into their 70’s or beyond! Men who run into fertility issues do so as a result of other health issues or the gradual decline of aging. Masturbation does not cause infertility.

Can masturbation cause pain?

In some cases, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Rough or aggressive masturbation has been known to cause skin irritation and even penile tenderness. This likely occurs from excessive friction, or too little lubrication during the deed. Typically, the side effect is simply a little irritation that resolves on its own in a day or two. Likewise, a woody is likely to be sore if it has been used more frequently than is typical, but that tenderness too should pass.

What if it hurts to ejaculate?

As a general rule, it should not be uncomfortable or painful to ejaculate during masturbation - or sex for that matter. Though many men are tempted to blow it off, persistent pain on ejaculation is definitely cause for a trip to the doctor. Some possible conditions that cause pain on ejaculation include: prostatitis, orchitis, epididymitis, or even prostate cancer. A doctor will be able to help diagnose the symptoms and get a man’s pipes back in working order in no time.

Caring for the Manhood

When it comes to taking care of the penis, it is always best to be proactive, rather than wait for something to go wrong. Always seek medical care for persistent or sudden onset pain that does not seem to be getting better. When it is time for some self-love, reach for a good lubricant to prevent chafing of the delicate skin of the penis. The same rules apply when getting down and dirty with a partner, and extra lubrication may be needed to compensate for the condom, which of course, should always be worn for protection.

Finally, to maintain and improve the health and appearance of the penis skin, use a penis vitamin formula daily (most professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil). Generously applying the soothing lotion will help moisturize the skin while delivering a vitamin and nutrient rich formula directly on the penis skin. Additionally, because it is topically applied, it is quickly absorbed for maximum effectiveness. Selecting a formula made with rich Shea butter and vitamin E will especially work wonders on dry, cracked skin that has been irritated from frequent masturbation, harsh soaps, or aggressive sex.

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For men who are concerned about improving their penis health: Find more advice about treating common problems such as a sore penis, dry skin, redness and loss of penis sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

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