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Side Effects of Masturbation

Manish Bhatia
Written by Manish Bhatia

Does masturbation have side effects? KNOW about common myths about masturbation and healthy practices.

Posted by: SK

Sir, I am 28 years old and have weak erections. My friends tell me that this is because of side effects of masturbation. I am very depressed. Please tell me if this is because of bad effects of masturbation and how can I correct it with homeopathy? I am going to get married soon.

Dear SK,

Masturbation per se is not harmful. Medical statistics suggest that nearly all men masturbate at one point or other. Even primates are known to masturbate. Historically masturbation was considered bad in all forms. Religious books and even medical books listed such side effects of Masturbation as lower back pain, fatigue or weakness, hair loss, weak erection, early ejaculation, weak vision, pain in testicles etc.

So does masturbation have side effects?

Like every good thing, excess of masturbation can be bad. Remember each human ejaculum contains millions of sperms and body has to send lot of energy and resources to make those. Excessive masturbation can also be a sign of depression, mood disorders or social anxiety.

I have also seen cases where the belief that they are doing something wrong by doing masturbation, young boys develop a guilt complex, followed by anxiety, depression and then physical symptoms like poor erection, premature ejaculation, hair loss, back pain, vague body pains etc. In such cases counseling is needed about healthy sexual practices.

In your case the weak erection can be caused by many physical or psycological factors. While homeopathy does offer treatment for most such conditions, I suggest you consult an MD or a homeopath in person to assess the real cause of your problem. Do not base your beliefs on what your friends say or what you read in magazines or the internet about the side effects of masturbation. Let a trained medical person make a complete assessment.

Best wishes,
Dr. Manish Bhatia

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Manish Bhatia

Manish Bhatia

- CEO, Hpathy Medical Pvt. Ltd.
- Homeopathy physician.
- Lecturer of Organon & Homeopathic Philosophy.
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- Member, Center for Advanced Studies in Homeopathy
- Co-author - Homeopathy and Mental Health Care: Integrative Practice, Principles and Research
- Author - Lectures on Organon of Medicine vol 1 & 2
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