Masturbation is extremely common. Almost 95% of the men and 88% of women masturbate.
Hormonal changes cause urges– According to modern science after a certain age, your hormones are such that it is your body’s biological need to have an orgasm.
So, if you don’t masturbate for a few days, your body will anyway release it on the bed in the form of a wet dream.
Let us have a look at what modern science has to say about Masturbation:-
Modern science suggests one can masturbate often and should not feel any guilt about it.
As your body keeps producing the semen and it is probably the safest acts of sexual pleasure.
apart from this, masturbation helps releases sexual tension, gives you a good sleep, reduces anxiety, relaxes your body and mind, and helps you focus on other things.
Then, if you are worried about if masturbation causes blindness and hairy palms.
Then, you can relax as all these claims have no scientific backing at all.
Somehow, If you masturbate excessively, your feel-good hormone will lose interest in sex and get used to with your hands.
Less interest in sex may lead to an inability to maintain an erection and this could affect your sexual life as well.
Also, modern science does warn on excessive masturbation. But what is excessive?
- if you are thinking about it all the time. Almost every day.
- When it is taking over your life.
- When you get addicted to it.
How excessive masturbation can affect?
Then it does have side effects too. Whenever men or women masturbate the brain releases feel-good hormones like Dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin.
These are the same chemicals that are released when you eat a tasty meal or do drugs.
And since you like that feeling a lot, you keep doing it over and over again.
What happens is that after a while that level of release is not good enough to satisfy and you need more of it to get the same high.
It goes out of control– to achieve that state, you masturbate more and more and now you are in a vicious cycle where you are no longer in control.
and you become a slave to it. This is the same case as leading to obesity or any serious drug addiction.
This negatively affects your physical as well as mental health.
Scientific study for men and women
Scientific studies have suggested that women who masturbate excessively take longer time to reach orgasm during real sex leading to dissatisfaction and frustration.
Side effects on women:-
- loss of sexual sensitivity.
- harder to reach orgasm during sex.
- dissatisfaction and frustration.
- addiction to self-pleasure.
Men, on the other hand, face a reduction in the level of testosterone, slow muscle growth, fast ageing, low energy levels, excessive hair loss, and loss of vital nutrients in the body.
modern science clearly states masturbation is natural, needed and beneficial for the human body.
Although, it may pose some side effects when excessively done!
What Ayurveda has to say about Masturbation?
According to Susruta Samhita when we eat food it goes through several stages:-
- fatty tissue
- bone marrow
Each step takes about 5 days which mean it takes at least 35 days to form semen.
Semen is the last essence. It is the essence that comes out of essences. According to Ayurveda Semen is life energy.
It is considered to be the most precious as it nourishes the physical body and the intellect.
Semen is found in a fine state in all cells of the body. The semen is so precious that it creates a new life.
To conclude:- As per ancient science, the loss of semen is the greatest!
But why? because this vital force is produced by tremendous energy. For instance, 80 drops of blood form 1 drop of semen.
So, one must avoid doing masturbation as much as possible according to Ayurveda.
But is it possible in today’s modern digital era? maybe not maybe yes!
If you have spiritual goals, If you have the highest aspirations, If you want to experience the optimum level of mental clarity and physical health.
No matter what, let not masturbation be a compulsive act!
You can indulge in masturbation according to modern science that too well in control if you have no spiritual goals. for instance, once a week or twice would be fine.
Pro tip:- If you want to get rid of this habit then simply just realise how much time and energy you are wasting
And try to focus on better things and try to stay positive. also take less stress possible.