Side Effects of Masturbation in Male Daily

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The side effects of daily masturbation in the male may include pain in the genitals, itching, addiction, perversion, decreased sexual sensitivity etc.

Masturbation is a normal sexual activity. It’s very common and nothing to feel guilty about. There are some myths about the side effects of daily masturbation, and there are some facts.

The myths about masturbation cause anxiety in people who regularly masturbate.

Masturbation is a healthy sexual activity, and it does not cause any serious illness that you hear most often. Masturbation makes you calm and focused and often helps you to concentrate.

This article will discuss daily masturbation, its consequences, side effects, benefits, and most. Our main focus is to clear the facts and myths about masturbation and help you to get the real view.

What is Masturbation?

Masturbation is a self-pleasuring sexual activity that can be done all alone or with your sexual partner with her consent. This sexual act may include touching and rubbing the genital parts and often requires visual stimuli such as pictures, videos etc.

Most of the time, masturbation is done alone to maintain privacy and not feel shy. However, it can be done with your sexual partner in a completely healthy way.

Masturbation is a common sexual activity done by any gender and all age, starting from adolescence. When two people are involved in masturbation, it’s known as mutual masturbation.

Masturbation is also a way to explore your body, know what it deserves, and make your sexual experience beautiful and satisfying.

Sexual gratification is needed for ultimate health and wellness. Some people perform this sexual activity daily, some may perform it twice a week, and some may not do it at all.

The frequency varies from person to person. Achieving sexual gratification is the ultimate goal of masturbation in most instances.

Side Effects of Masturbation in Male

Usually, the masturbation itself does not cause complications. Most of the side effects are behavioural. There are some myths about masturbation that make us think that masturbation is very harmful to health. But it’s wrong. Masturbation is not an extremely harmful activity.

The common side effects of masturbation in the male may include;

Impaired Daily Activity

Interruption in daily activity is a common side effect of masturbation. You may find it difficult to attend social functions and other events or perform your daily activity.

The signs of impaired daily activity due to masturbation may include;

  • Cannot maintain your routine
  • Missing your school, office and duties
  • You’re facing hard times to maintain a relationship
  • Avoiding the social events
  • You were becoming more introverted than you were before

Disruption in your daily activity occurs because you become too focused to masturbate. You may masturbate once every day, but you think about it every time.

Some people love to collect videos, magazines or photos for use in masturbation. It may also affect your daily life because you were giving too much time.

However, impaired daily activity is not a chronic side effect. One can easily be recovered from it.

Sense of Guilt

A sense of guilt is also a common side effect of masturbation. It occurs immediately after the completion of the masturbation. The person thinks of himself as doing the wrong thing after each time of self-gratification.

The sense of guilt is for the social recognition of masturbation. Most of the person cannot accept it as a normal sexual activity. Masturbation is often seen as a perversion.

The symptoms of a sense of guilt as a side effect of masturbation may include;

  • Feeling the guiltiness
  • Considering yourself doing a very bad job
  • Considering masturbation unacceptable
  • Feeling shy to meet people a few times after you have done it
  • Thinking that you are self-harming yourself by doing it

The sense of guilt is one of the most common side effects of masturbation. It affects your social life, habit, self-esteem, and other factors.

Low Self Esteem

Masturbation often lessens your self-esteem. It occurs because of some circumstances. People often do it to get rid of anxiety and tension and to escape from various life events.

Masturbation may also make you think that you are not capable of something because you are doing a harmful or shameful act. These thoughts may lead to lower self-esteem than usual.

You may often find it difficult to cope with other people a few moments after masturbation.

Low self-esteem can cause many complications in your life because you are not ready to fight the problems in your life.

Social Avoidance

Social avoidance because of masturbation occurs mainly for two reasons.

  • The first reason is that some men feel better staying home and masturbating rather than going to a social event. They are so addicted to masturbating or so comfortable with it that they cannot imagine a day without this act.
  • The second reason for social avoidance is shyness. The person feels that he may behave inappropriately in a social event. Also, he often thinks that he is doing a very injurious job, which is an act of shame. So social shyness may also lead to social avoidance.

Loss of Concentration

It occurs mostly in students. They cannot concentrate on their studies or projects because they stay focused on masturbation materials. They often follow some adult models, pages and resources when studying.

Although masturbation is a healthy sexual act, one shouldn’t spend too much time on it.

Students often leave their studies undone and spend their time watching adult photos, videos and stuff.

Difficulty in concentration can also be noticed in office workers.

Lower Back Pain

Some people experience lower back pain after masturbation. It does not occur because of masturbation.

The main reason behind lower back pain during or after masturbation is poor posture during masturbation.

Suppose you do not sit or lie properly while self-gratification; you may experience lower back pain immediately after standing up.

Some people think that masturbation affects the kidney; that’s why they feel lower back pain. But it’s totally wrong; there is no relation between masturbation and kidney.

Read Masturbation effect on the kidney.

Side Effects of Daily Masturbation in Male

Daily masturbation can be offensive sometimes. Although most of the time, masturbation daily is not harmful. Some side effects arise when you frequently masturbate.

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Side effects of masturbation in males daily may include;

Pain and Irritation

Pain and irritation occur when a person masturbates too frequently and become too harsh to his private parts.

Your private organ he’s very soft and vulnerable; you have to be gentle while touching it. If you are too harsh to your penis, you may experience pain, irritation, and tenderness on that organ.

When you want to finish the act quickly, you may unintentionally cause damage to your organ. You have to give time to get it properly erected.

The tissues of the penis are very sensitive. Holding it tightly or too harshly may cause damage to the tissues.

The common signs of penis irritation may include;

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Pain during micturition

Decreased Sexual Sensitivity

Frequent masturbation may lead to decreased sexual sensitivity. It’s predominantly psychological rather than physical.

A person who spends too much time on masturbation may find it difficult to arouse sexually. It may occur if the person is too harsh to his genital. As a consequence, experience mild loss of sensation of that organ.

Sexual sensitivity may also reduce because of some psychological factors. If the person spends too much time on adult videos, photos and other kinds of stuff, he may find it difficult to get aroused by normal external stimuli.

Decreased sexual sensitivity most of the time occurs in the person who masturbates too frequently and too harshly.

Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is widely related to frequent and quick masturbation. The person who masturbates daily may not have enough time and try to finish the act quickly.

Because of the hurry, his brain sets the ejaculation time to its lower limit; consequently, he may experience premature ejaculation.

In some cases, the adolescents fear their families and try to finish the act quickly. As they masturbate for a long time before meeting with a partner physically, it may lead to premature ejaculation.

Penile Injury

It’s not a common side effect of daily masturbation. It rarely occurs when a person is too harsh to his private part.

As the penis is a soft and vulnerable organ, one should handle it with care. If someone is too harsh with it, there can be a penile injury.

The most common cause of penile injury is using foreign objects rather than hands for masturbation.

Penile injury is often caused by poor posture during masturbation.


Although masturbation is a healthy sexual activity, too frequent masturbation may lead to low sperm count, known as oligospermia.

Oligospermia can occur because of multiple causes that are related to frequent masturbation, such as;

  • Low testosterone because of daily masturbation
  • It takes 24 to 72 hours for a generation of sperms and semen, daily masturbation may affect the duration of sperm generation, and therefore you find low sperm count on the test results.
  • Low sperm count can also be caused by certain genital conditions such as penile injuries, swelling, pain, and irritation.


Addiction is one of the common side effects of masturbation. As a man gets his sexual gratification from masturbation, he becomes addicted to it and ready to sacrifice other events from masturbation.

Masturbation addiction may hamper your daily activity, education, family relation, social relation, etc.

The person who is addicted to masturbation are often become introverted and wants to stay home rather than go outside and do his work just because of masturbation.

They often masturbate multiple times in a day despite the pain or inflammation in their genitals.

How to Prevent the Side Effects of Masturbation in Male

Take Some Rest

Try not to masturbate every day. Take some rest; you do not need to masturbate every day for ultimate sexual gratification. You may get more pleasure if you take one or two-day intervals for each Masturbation session.

Your genital health will be improved if you masturbate less frequently.

The pain, irritation and swelling of your penis can be prevented by taking a one- or two-day gap between each session.

Be Gentle with Your Penis

While you are holding your genital, be gentle with it. Please do not hold it too tightly. Your private part is very sensitive and made up of loose tissues; you must handle it with ultimate care.

Using lubrication may often help you. Try to get lubrication that is not allergic and suitable for your skin conditions.

Handling your genitals with proper care will reduce the risk of penile injury or other mechanical conditions.

Be Guilt-free

Masturbation is a very healthy sexual act. You should not feel guilt by thinking that you are doing something wrong. Masturbation is totally healthy unless you are hurting yourself or affecting society.

As you already mentioned, masturbation does not affect your health much, so you shouldn’t feel guilty thinking that you are harming yourself.

Be a Social Person

Try not to avoid social events. Meet with your friends, and make new friends. You should not stay in the house all-time for a sexual act.

Nobody is there to judge you, and nobody is asking you questions about your preference or sexual act. Be free would enjoy the social gathering.

Avoid Thinking about Adult Stuff

It would help if you did not always think about adult stuff. You might think about them while you are doing self-gratification, but thinking about them every time will hamper your daily life.

While you are at school or office doing your work, avoid any explicit content and focus on your work.

Be Confident

Masturbation is not a bad act. You should not be ashamed of yourself. It’s just a choice or something that brings you happiness all by yourself.

So be confident and do not avoid the circumstances where you need to be strong.

Do Not Hurry

When you’re masturbating, try not to hurry. If you take your time and do not hurry, it will reduce premature ejaculation.

Taking enough time during the act will make your brain think that you enjoy staying longer.

You do not need to take medicines for premature ejaculation; it’s all psychological.

Maintain Good Posture

The main reason for back pain during or after masturbation is poor postures during the act. Be comfortable and sit or lie where you feel comfortable to avoid back pain.

Take calcium and vitamin D supplements to improve your bones’ and cartilage’s health.

Take enough food and fruits to improve your body structure and perform basic exercises to get a strong body and get rid of lower back pain.

How to Increase Sperm Count?

By decreasing the frequency of masturbation, you can increase your sperm count. As we already mentioned, 24 to 72 hours are needed for the maturation of the sperms and the production of enough semen.

If you masturbate daily, there is not enough time to produce enough semen and maturation of sperm; that’s why that leads to low sperm count.

Taking a break off one to two days between each session will help you get rid of oligospermia.

When to Seek a Doctor?

Most of the side effects of masturbation are psychological, and you can get rid of that all by yourself without the help of any doctor or psychologist.

However, there are some conditions, and you may find it difficult to prevent these side effects or get rid of them all by yourself. You may need to go to a doctor.

The physical conditions may include;

  • Severe pain in your private organ
  • Swelling that is not reduced after two or three days
  • Bleeding
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of sensation
  • Numbness
  • Changing the size and shape of the penis
  • Close pump count
  • Abnormal colour or smell of the semen

The psychological conditions may include;

  • Extreme guilt
  • Social phobia
  • Self-deprecation
  • Severe depression
  • Addiction
  • Masturbating too many times a day
  • Aggression
  • Aggressive behaviour with family and friends
  • Totally loss of concentration
  • Low self-esteem
  • Behavioural abnormality
  • Inappropriate behaviour

The doctor who helps you in these conditions is known as a sexologist. They are treated both with medicine and psychologically. You do not feel too ashamed to consult a doctor.

The Benefits of Masturbation

There are some benefits of masturbation. Though most people believe that masturbation does not have any benefits, all it has is side effects.

The benefits of masturbation may include;

  • Reduce Stress
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Help you to get sleep quickly
  • Release muscle stiffness
  • Improve your sexual health
  • Improve sexual performance

Some scientists also believe that masturbation reduces the risk of prostate cancer by 1/3rd. There’s still working on it, and there is no ultimate evidence of this fact.

Common Myths about Masturbation

There are some myths about masturbation that do not exist at all. But people tend to believe them and become anxious about the act. There is no scientific proof supporting these myths.

Masturbation Affects the Kidney

It’s a popular myth about masturbation. People tend to believe that masturbation damages the kidney.

Some people feel lower back pain during or after masturbation, and they believe the myth that masturbation causes damage to their kidneys. The lower back pain is caused by poor posture, not for the kidney.

These scientists have proven no relation between masturbation and kidney, so it’s totally a myth.

Masturbation Causes Erectile Dysfunction

There is another myth that masturbation causes erectile dysfunction. Those who masturbate are causing damage to the penis, and it won’t be erected in future.

It’s a myth that masturbation is a healthy sexual act. If you do not damage your private organ by being too harsh to it, there is no chance of erectile dysfunction.

Masturbation is a Sexual Perversion

There is a social belief that masturbation is a type of sexual perversion. But this is not; it’s a common sexual act that gives a person sexual gratification.

Masturbation does not affect your sexual view. Healthily doing masturbation cannot be a sexual perversion.

Masturbation Affects Mental Health

There is a myth that masturbation affects your mental health and makes you sick. The masturbation addiction may arise some psychological complications, but that doesn’t mean masturbation affects your mental health.

People often believe the myths because they also believe that the person who masturbates is bad; he should not belong to society.

Masturbation Decreases Fertility

There is a renowned myth that self-gratification decreases fertility, and you cannot make a baby if you masturbate.

Excessive masturbation may cause a temporary low sperm count. But it’s very temporary, and if you maintain an interval between each session, there will be no low sperm count.


Masturbation is a healthy sexual act. There would be nothing wrong if you were doing it alone or with your partner.

There are a few side effects of masturbation that you may experience if you masturbate too frequently. Most of the side effects are avoidable, and you do not need to consult a doctor for that.

Most of the side effects are preventable by reducing the frequency of masturbation and being gentle with your private part.

Last Updated on April 3, 2022 by Learn From Doctor Team

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