Hello #MomentumLovers! I'm Dr. Drai a board-certified OBGYN, sexual health expert, and founder of Momentum Intimacy. Through my FDA-approved condom & lubricant line called Momentum, I help people improve their intimacy and have a more satisfying sex life.
The sensations that are triggered during sex are the very same sensations that result during self-stimulation. During masturbation, men usually hold their penis loosely and make an up-and-down hand motion. This is continued until orgasm or ejaculation is achieved, which is the very same result of sexual intercourse. Other techniques, gadgets, and styles can be used to further improve the experience of self-stimulation. Some of these techniques or gadgets can be dangerous since they may cause physical injuries. Other than that, masturbation has no other known dangers unlike what the myths suggest.
One famous myth about masturbation is that it is said to cause erection problems or erectile dysfunction in the future when masturbation is done frequently.
First, take into consideration the main causes of erectile dysfunction. Usually, these are injuries caused by physical trauma due to extremely strenuous activities or actions. Masturbation can neither cause physical trauma nor is it considered an extremely strenuous activity. Even if it is repeated several times and quite frequently, a person's body naturally regulates the capacity of a person to endure self-stimulation for a long period of time. Thus, a person can't go overboard when it comes to masturbation. One reason for erectile dysfunction to possibly occur is when a device used or applied during the act of masturbation has caused an injury in the nerves of the man's penis.
Truth is, no matter how frequently you masturbate, it should not result in erectile dysfunction. The common causes of erection problems are those that will have some influence on the functioning of the penal nerves. These include traumatic injuries, highly strenuous activities, health problems such as diabetes, and psychological factors such as stress or anxiety.
Masturbation is considered healthy and does not contribute to erectile dysfunction. Make sure to use the proper lubricant when masturbating to avoid irritation and friction injuries. You can use a silicone or water-based lubricant to masturbate with ease.
Thank you for reading this #MomentumLovers! As always...I'm Dr. Drai a board-certified OBGYN, sexual health expert, and founder of Momentum Intimacy. Through my FDA-approved condom & lubricant line called Momentum, I help people improve their intimacy and have a more satisfying sex life.