Masturbation Effect on Kidneys Overview
There are many myths about the masturbation effect on kidneys. Unfortunately, people often get confused about the myths and facts.
Once, people believed that semen was produced and stored in the kidneys. So, masturbation may affect the kidney and cause damage to it.
Now we all know that it’s not true. Semen is not produced in the kidneys, and neither it affects the kidneys.
In this article, we will discuss how masturbation works and masturbation effect on kidney in detail.
Common Myths About Masturbation
There are some common beliefs and myths about masturbation. Although there is no scientific evidence about them, people still believe them.
Some common myths about masturbation include;
- Masturbation can lead to erectile dysfunction
- Masturbation is not a normal sexual activity
- Masturbation cannot be done while in a relationship
- Masturbation has not a single benefit
- Masturbation multiple times a day is a sign of high testosterone
- Masturbation may make you blind
- Masturbation should only be done while you are alone
- Masturbation can damage your kidneys
- Masturbation cause hair to fall
There are many other myths about masturbation. fortunately, none of them are scientifically proven.
Masturbation Effect on Kidney
There is not any evidence about masturbation’s negative effect on the kidneys.
Kidney experts state that there is no proof that masturbation can cause any damage to the kidney.
There is a myth about losing protein and nutrients through semen; it’s also not valid. However, the semen contains some sucrose and nutrients, but the amount is not significant.
Masturbation and Kidney Failure
There is not any evidence that masturbation can cause kidney failure. However, to understand the fact, we have to know why kidney failure occurs.
The main reasons for kidney failure are;
- Impaired blood flow to the kidneys
- Damage to kidney and kidney cells
- Urine blockage in the kidneys
Masturbation does not cause any of the complications and therefore is not related to kidney failure.
However, if you feel anything unusual during or after masturbation, consult with a doctor.
Masturbation and Kidney Stone
There is no evidence that masturbation causes or facilitates kidney stone formation. Let us know what causes kidney stones.
Causes of Kidney Stone
- Drinking less water
- Unhealthy and fatty food habit
- Taking too much salt (table salt)
- Eating excessive red meat
- Some other medical conditions
The Risk Factors of Kidney Stone
- Family history of kidney stone
- High calcium diet
- Digestion related conditions
- Certain drugs and supplements
There are several types of calcium stones. The causes of each stone may differ. None of those kidney stones are caused by masturbation.
Masturbation Helps to Dispel Kidney Stone
Daily 5-10 mm stones can be dispelled by masturbation. Still, it is a matter of research, and some scientists found it out.
Masturbation can be combined with medical therapy to get the best result. Masturbation works as a substitute for medicine tamsulosin while combined with medical therapy.
Masturbation and Kidney Disease
Some common kidney diseases include;
- Acute Kidney Failure
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Kidney stones
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
None of the diseases are caused by masturbation. Food habits, family history, inadequate drinking water, and other systemic conditions are responsible for kidney diseases.
Some people masturbate without drinking enough water. They may feel little discomfort or inflammation on their penis. Make sure you have drunk enough water before and after the masturbation.
Benefits of Masturbation
There is not enough data about the benefits of masturbation. In comparison, there is enough data about the benefits of orgasm or ejaculation, which is similar to masturbation.
Hormone Level Increases By Masturbation
Masturbation releases some hormones, and some other hormone levels increase. The hormones may include;
Potential health benefits by these hormones;
- Improves your mood
- Promote calmness
- Relieve stress and anxiety
- Relieve muscular stress
- Help you to relax and fall asleep
Masturbation Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk
According to a recent study, someone who masturbates at least 21 times in a month is less likely to develop prostate cancer.
More specifically, ejaculation reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
However, this data is not sufficient to reach a decision. Therefore, more research should be conducted on this topic.
Potential Side Effects of Masturbation
Masturbation also has side effects. The side effects usually occur when someone masturbates multiple times a day.
Psychological Side Effects
Masturbation can be a habit, and you can be addicted to it.
The common features of masturbation addiction may include;
- You have to masturbate multiple times a day
- You think about masturbation often
- Masturbation intervene your regular life
- You masturbate even when you’re not aroused
- Masturbation may affect your social life and relationship
- In extreme conditions, you may masturbate in public
- You cancel or postpone important events to masturbate
- You use masturbation to forget negative memories
- You become aggressive if someone disturbs you during masturbation or while thinking about it
- Masturbation addiction can also turn into sexual perversion.
Still, now there is not enough scientific data about masturbation addiction, but some people are facing it.
Talking with a sex therapist or psychologist helps in this case and gets rid of addiction.
Sense of Guilt
It’s the common adverse effect of masturbation that affects psychologically. In addition, because of our cultural, religious, and social beliefs, some people feel guilty after masturbation.
They think of themselves as lower than others. However, masturbation is a normal sexual activity. There is nothing to be guilty of it.
If you feel extreme guilt, you may contact a therapist or talk with your best friends and be relieved.
Physical Side Effects
The physical side effects of masturbation occur when somebody masturbates multiple times a day or becomes too harsh to his sexual organs.
Death Grip Syndrome
If somebody tightly grips his penis, it may cause desensitization of his penis nerves and eventually reduce feeling.
As a result, it takes longer to get an orgasm because of desensitization.
This condition can be avoided just by gently gripping the penis.
Soreness or, Chafing
Frequent masturbation can lead to soreness or chafing of the penis or vagina. It occurs mainly in people who masturbate multiple times a day.
One can orgasm quickly in the first masturbation of the day, but the second masturbation needs more time to orgasm.
Be gentle to your private parts and try to avoid subsequent masturbation.
Masturbation and Kidney Pain
There is no relation between masturbation and kidney pain. However, you may feel pain in the lower back due to poor posture during masturbation.
Back pain can be relieved by heat compress and OTC NSAIDs. However, if the back pain persists during masturbation, you better consult with a doctor.
If you have any kidney condition such as kidney stone, that can cause kidney pain, but you noticed during the masturbation.
Masturbation and UTI
Personal hygiene practice is important. Masturbation can lead to urinary tract infection (UTI). Females are more likely to be infected by UTI than males because the urethra is shorter in females.
Symptoms of UTI
- Pain during urination
- Frequent urination
- Abdominal pain
- Foul, odorous urine
- Blood in the urine
- Pus cells in the urine
Untreated UTI can lead to other kidney conditions. Other kidney conditions along with the UTI may show some symptoms such as;
- Chronic lower back pain
If you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms, consult with a doctor.
Prevention of Masturbation Side Effects
Masturbation has very few side effects, and they are preventable. The proper prevention method may include;
- Masturbate when you are aroused
- Do not masturbate multiple times a day
- Avoid thinking about masturbation all the time
- Pick a good habit or pastime
- Touch your private parts gently
- Maintain personal hygiene
- Do not feel guilty after masturbation; if necessary, take help
Excessive masturbation causes side effects. However, masturbation is a natural sexual activity, and it’s normal.
There is no scientific evidence that masturbation affects the kidney. Therefore, there is no relation between masturbation and the kidney.
There are some popular myths. Check and verify anything before you believe them.
Avoid frequent masturbation and handle private parts gently to prevent the associated adverse effects.
If you feel pain or discomfort anywhere in your body during masturbation, consult with a doctor and do not try any medication at home.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is masturbation normal?
Yes, masturbation is a natural sexual activity and it’s totally normal.
Can masturbation lead to impotency?
No, sperm produces every day and it won’t be finished. However, excessive masturbation can lead to psychological erectile dysfunction.
Is everyday masturbation is okay?
Masturbating every for once is okay. It may also help you to prevent prostate cancer.
Is masturbation is a sexual perversion?
According to classic forensic medicine, it is a sexual perversion but nowadays masturbation is treated as a natural sexual activity.
Last Updated on September 3, 2022 by Learn From Doctor Team