Ask For Advice
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Masterbation addiction?

  1. #1
    valenski
    Member valenski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Age
    35
    Posts
    380
    Gender
    Male

    Masterbation addiction?

    Whats up enotalone,
    I was having a discussion with some friends about a week ago and the topic of masterbation came up, some interesting questions came up that I'd like to ask you guys to give your opinions about.

    1. Can one become addicted to masterbating? Its like sex and since it can be addictive so can masterbation but on the other hand there is so much more envolved in sex, what do you think?

    1b. What are the symtoms that one would use to identify an addiction to masterbating?

    2. What are, if any, the damaging effects of masterbation?

    3. What kind of treatment would an addict receive, abstanance? Drugs?

    4. If this were a serious addiction, would you say cybersex is an instigater?

    5. Do you think there might be people out there addicted to masterbation and yet be unaware of it?

    Looking forward to your views, thanks all.

  2. #2
    agent
    Super Moderator agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    England
    Age
    33
    Posts
    10,142
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    1397
    I think that masturbation can be addicting, and that it would be characterised by having a comopulsive need to masturbate, and masturbating in places and at times that it is inappropriate to do so.

    I don't think that cybersex is an instigator, but would probably be another part of a bigger problem.

    If someone is addicted to masturbating I don't think that they would be unaware of it, rather that they would be in denial about their behavior.

    Mastubation isn't damaging of itself, but extremely overdoing it could cause soreness and lack of sensitivity.

    Treatment I'm guessing would involve abstaining from masturbation as well as identifying those things that trigger it off in the person.

  3. #3
    mumble
    Bronze Member mumble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    114
    Gender
    Male
    I think the need to act in this matter may be fueled by other issues. Low self-esteem, social outcast, abused as a child etc.

    Life is beautiful and mysterious, there are plenty of things to do, so keep yourself busy. And for fun, throw in some masturbation occasionally too!

  4. #4
    Timebandit
    Platinum Member Timebandit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Age
    43
    Posts
    1,326
    Gender
    Male
    People can get addicted to just about everything. TV, drugs, sport, alcohol, sex, masturbation, sugar, internetsurfing - you name it. People seem to be quite adept at finding their drug of choice.

    I believe addictions are mostly a form of escapism, which becomes a problem when it prevents people from dealing with their real life.

    (not that masturbation isnt real life, but I am sure that you get my point)

  5. #5
    Dako
    Platinum Member Dako's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    SoCal
    Age
    63
    Posts
    9,175
    Gender
    Male
    Thanked
    1
    If it keeps you from making it to work or interferes with your life it might be a problem, but for a young guy 4 times a day would be no big deal.

    Before computers, people still rubbed themselves.

  6. #6
    ~Paradigm
    Bronze Member ~Paradigm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    194
    The only way it's harmful is if you're in a relationship and you rub one out to something other than your gf or wife. What I mean is that you would rather watch porn and do the one handed clap than have sex with your gf. Then it's a problem. Other than that, there's nothing wrong with it. Nice stress reliever.

  7. #7
    doyathink
    Platinum Member doyathink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Venus
    Posts
    6,267
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    8
    I agree with the above post. As others have stated, sure it can be addictive.....Just don't let it rule your life or become more important then your relationship.

  8. #8
    easyguy
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Age
    30
    Posts
    2,891
    Gender
    Male
    As someone who would love to someday be a monk, it seems like the most difficult hurdle to jump over is sexuality. A guy I know used to be a monk in Thailand, but eventually stopped when he gave in and started a family with a woman.

    I'm not saying be celibate, but engage yourself in other desires. Surely there are better habits of desire and pleasure that may at least in part satisfy your craving for sexual pleasure. In any case, get away from the computer more. Get involved with other people, go for walks, read some books.

    So in general, there are very few activities that are bad when done in moderation. Sexuality is a natural urge, so unless you are looking to become a monk or nun, don't worry about it -- just make sure masturbation isn't your only hobby.

    I see addiction as a constant and time-consuming habit which interferes with other aspects of your life (responsibilites, friends, etc) and has a negative (during or after) influence on one's and on others.
    Last edited by easyguy; 06-24-2007 at 12:56 PM.

  9. #9
    Sweet Buttabean Jellayroll

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    ...Super Bowl 43...
    Posts
    2,999
    Gender
    Male
    not unless your jacking it while your driving.........or at the office........aslong as u not doin that then your fine

  10. #10
    SylviaD
    Member SylviaD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Canada
    Age
    32
    Posts
    100
    Gender
    Female
    Quote Originally Posted by valenski [Register to see the link]
    Whats up enotalone,

    1. Can one become addicted to masterbating? Its like sex and since it can be addictive so can masterbation but on the other hand there is so much more envolved in sex, what do you think?
    Yes and I hate when people think you can't. Of course you can. It releases drugs into your brain when you have an orgasm.

    Quote Originally Posted by valenski [Register to see the link]

    1b. What are the symtoms that one would use to identify an addiction to masterbating?
    You do it all the time like 4-5 times a day? maybe you ignore your work or school bf/gf. You don't want sex anymore because you are too tired? lol You can't stop thinking about it? You can't go a few days without doing it.


    Quote Originally Posted by valenski [Register to see the link]
    2. What are, if any, the damaging effects of masterbation?
    I have no idea! Maybe mess up your insides or make your private parts sore??

    Quote Originally Posted by valenski [Register to see the link]
    3. What kind of treatment would an addict receive, abstanance? Drugs?
    Learn to cut down on doing it. therapy?

    Quote Originally Posted by valenski [Register to see the link]
    4. If this were a serious addiction, would you say cybersex is an instigater?
    Yes because it leads to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by valenski [Register to see the link]
    5. Do you think there might be people out there addicted to masterbation and yet be unaware of it?
    Sure because there are alcoholics out there who don't know it. the only way the ppl who are addicted to masturbating would find out is if a friend/family member told them OR if they tried to cut down or stop and found out they COULDN'T!

    Quote Originally Posted by valenski [Register to see the link]
    Looking forward to your views, thanks all.
    No prob!

    p.s. I am NOT addicted

  11.  

Top Threads
Is she telling the truth about being a virgin?
LONG POST. BUT FUN TO READ. BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE. I'M NOT SURE IF THESE TYPES OF POSTS ARE ALLOWED. Me and my girlfriend started becoming
Condom issues - help
I'm on my phone so this will be brief right now...so I was with a new guy recently and the condom came off during sex :(. To me it seemed too big
I feel horrible, need advise please
I know I will be judged, and believe me I feel horrible. Never been in this situation. I have dated only three men in my life (including my ex
Help Please
This is really starting to get on my nerve now. Firstly, we are 22 and my boyfriend and I have been dating for about 3 years now. I left him last
Was it me?
My ex partner and I have been broken up for a few weeks now. We had our issues of arguing and she couldn't handle it and didn't know what she wanted
Sex drive high then disappeared
I know this doesn't really mean anything now as we aren't together. However when we first together it would happen all the time pretty much then she
Featured Threads
Whatever Happened to.....
Hey there, Does anyone know whatever happened to ENA old timers Brownstone, TiredTiger, SuperDave, mhowe, John Galt, Shane Falco, etc? I'd be
I Need Urgent Help With This, Please!!!
Sorry this is long, just want to explain the whole thing. I've been dating a guy for about 3 weeks. The first two weeks we hung out as "friends"
Being a "little man"
So I've been carrying this chip on my shoulder that has been a hindrance to my self confidence that I wanna get rid of. I'm 5'6, with hands and feet
So we broke up, but while I was breaking up with him his phone rang...
So I broke up with this guy who I thought was absolutely wonderful and trying to support as he was going through so much, divorce, business
No contact rule to get ex back.
So ive used the no contact rule to get my ex of 2 years back one other time after we had a short break. Our relationship only allowed us to see each
Am I being too harsh or a push over?
First post so here goes feel like I don't have anyone to turn to about this. Been in a relationship for about 6 years now all has been great for
You find love when you stop looking ??
I don't know how many times I've heard this expression. What do the people of ENA think of this statement? I get pretty annoyed when somebody
Ask For Advice

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •