Masturbation is one of the private activities in which many teenagers and adults engage in even without realizing its side effects. There are numerous negative effects which are associated with masturbation in both females and males. Many people will only look at the advantages of masturbation and ignore the potential dangers of this behaviour due to the self-satisfaction and pleasure that is associated with it. One can easily get addicted to it by overdoing it. Any masturbation which gets over the board is considered to be unhealthy. Research has shown that over 92% of females and above 95% of males masturbate.
Frequent or excessive masturbation can irritate the skin. The body juices are known for having high glucose levels. You can easily subject yourself to the skin or fungal infections if you don’t maintain good hygiene. Most of the chemicals found in soaps and lubricants can cause rashes on the skin and genitals. One can also contract an infection by introducing harmful bacteria to the pubic region. You are encouraged to thoroughly wash your hand before masturbating to keep off the harmful bacteria. Alternatively, you can stop exposing your skin to these dangers by quitting masturbation.
Sperm leakage can result from chronic masturbation. This is very common when your parasympathetic nerves are weakened. These nerves are helpful in holding an erection and shutting the ejaculation valves. This can lead to the flowing out of semen even when you are not engaged in sexual activity. Sperm leakage can ruin one’s self-esteem.
Change in the body’s chemistry
Masturbation can lead to over stimulation of the nervous functions when it is overdone. This can further lead to overproduction neurotransmitters and sex hormones such as serotonin, dopamine, and acetylcholine. Overproduction of these substances can make your adrenal glands and the brain to accelerate the conversion of dopamine-norepinephrine-epinephrine. This can adversely affect the body and the brain functions.
Semen is rich in proteins which are useful for the various metabolic activities in the body. These proteins are also responsible for the formation of new body cells. One can easily interfere with the metabolic processes by losing a lot of semen through ejaculation. This can make you very lean by losing weight.
Individuals addicted to masturbation are more likely to develop weak and soft erections with time. Such people cannot satisfy their partners. This can also make your pelvic nerves and muscles to become weaker. Individuals with weak pelvic muscles will get tired quickly during sexual intercourse.