Masturbation is something that everyone does, but no one likes to admit to doing it. Some people masturbate once a month, others do it once every week, many do it every day, and some do it more than once a day. But the point to be noted here is that it’s completely normal to do it, and everyone had a different need to do it.
Many crazy myths revolve around masturbation and its health effects, such as infertility, shrinking genitals, lowered sexual performance, and whatnot. But that is what they are - Myths. All scientific studies disregard such myths, citing masturbation to be a completely natural, healthy, and even encouraged practice.
When is it too much?
Masturbation only becomes too much if it starts interfering with your personal or professional life. A few instances that are red flags that you are masturbating too much are:
- It is getting in the way of your job.
- It is getting in the way of your personal responsibilities.
- It is causing trouble in your romantic relationship.
- It is causing trouble with your social life.
If you are not facing any of the above issues, you can let go of the guilt of masturbating. Remember that it is not bad or wrong, morally or physically, to masturbate. Talking to a therapist or counselor might help you to get over such feelings of guilt if they tend to bother you too much.
Exploring your body and pleasuring yourself is a basic human instinct, and masturbation is a completely normal part of it!