Benefits Of Masturbation Masturbation is very natural and most people do it. In fact, your body NEEDS to have an orgasm and that’s what “wet dreams” are. It happens more often to men because of their higher testosterone levels, but it still happens to women. So, you can either have an orgasm by yourself (masturbation)... or with someone … or if you do neither, your body will “release” it on its own through a “wet dream” or a “nocturnal emission”. The benefits of having an orgasm is that it can help you relax, reduce anxiety and blood pressure, sleep better, improves blood flow and helps you live longer by reducing stress hormones. For men, it helps increase your testosterone levels and reduce prostate problems, when it’s not done “excessively”. For women, it helps reduce menstrual pain and duration. Negatives Of Masturbation So, let’s move on to the “negatives” of masturbation and more specifically, EXCESSIVE masturbation. For example, men in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, who “frequently” masturbated 5X a week or more, has been linked to an INCREASE in prostate cancer for men.1 While the same amount done by men in their 50’s, REDUCED the risk of prostate cancer.1 Men who masturbate “excessively”, have less sensitivity during sex and take longer to climax. Additionally, they can also suffer from erectile dysfunction and “reduced firmness”... HOW You Masturbate Is Also A Problem Men who masturbate, typically watch porn. Well, this also reduces sensitivity and expectations when it comes to having sexual intercourse. There’s an over release of Dopamine, the “pleasure chemical” and this then causes a negative rebound and reduces sensitivity at the dopamine receptors. The basically SAME problem that happens to cocaine users.2 Thus, you need “more” to get the same pleasurable feelings. The other problem for guys is that the initial increase in testosterone, eventually causes a DECREASE because there’s an increase in female hormones - such as prolactin and estrogen.5 The end result is lower testosterone levels and THIS ends up causing you to age faster, lose muscle, get depressed, moody, and eventually - have erectile problems.3 Excess masturbation has also been linked to accelerate hair loss and balding, due to an increase in the balding hormone, DHT Finally, excessive masturbation depletes your body of certain nutrients and minerals, such as zinc… in addition to cerebrospinal fluid. Which can result in accelerated aging, hair loss and impotence.4 Again, the problem here is a negative change in your hormones … And in a minute I’ll give you some natural solutions to fix this, but before I do - I want to finally discuss the difference between: Orgasms by masturbation vs. intercourse Actually, it won’t and here’s why… People who are “excessively” masturbating … daily or multiple times a day, are never going to be having that much sex. And if they are, they are “sex addicts” and thus, they have other issues. So What’s The Solution? And no, I’m not. But allow me to give you 3 solutions. First, I would suggest you REDUCE your masturbating. It’s like working out. You can’t go to the gym every single day - it’s not good for your health and it’ll diminish your results and slow your progress because of negative changes in your hormones. You need to have “off days” and sometimes, you need to take off a few days or maybe even a week to let your body recuperate and improve your hormones. So, I suggest you do the same with masturbating. Secondly, try masturbating without any porn. Watching porn is actually becoming a very big problem in society, especially for men… and it’s causing a lot of negative issues as it pertains to sex, impotence and neurological changes in your brain.4 Lastly, make sure you’re at least taking specific herbs, vitamins and minerals which are designed to help replenish what you’re losing in the orgasm, to help increase your testosterone levels and to reduce the negative hormones such as female and stress hormones.