Reduced Sexual Sensitivity

Using aggressive methods to masturbate such as having an excessively tight grip on the penis can lead to reduced sensation. Enhanced stimulation like masturbating with a vibrator increases arousal and sexual function in women and men. That’s why some men book a session with Las Vegas strippers before a date or during their bachelor parties.

Physical Injury

It’s easy to assume that masturbation is the safest way to enjoy sensual pleasure. That’s because it does not come with the risk of STIs or pregnancy. However, it has the risk of physical injuries. Rough or frequent masturbation can lead to skin irritation. Bending an erect penis forcefully can rupture its chambers when filled with blood. Although rare, penile fracture is a gruesome condition. The fractured penis looks swollen and purple and its repair involves a surgery.

Some people argue that masturbation is bad because when a person masturbates, they literally throw away energy from their body through ejaculation. In fact, there are people who believe that semen is the energy of a man. Therefore, when you expend semen in anything else apart from sex with a woman, you waste it. As such, masturbating constantly is literally wasting your body’s energy. If masturbation starts to affect you negatively, seek help from a sex therapist.