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What Happens When You Stop Masturbating? 

What happens when you stop masturbating?

Have you ever wondered what happens when you stop masturbating? Every other day, you’re cooked up on your bed, gently pleasuring yourself till you ejaculate and lay wasted like a junkie who just took his daily dose of narcotics. 

We always say that masturbation is a safe act when practiced with moderation, but you can easily get addicted. Addiction to jerking off can have negative effects such as:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Social anxiety
  • Detachment from friends and family
  • Over sensitivity of the penis
  • Inability to achieve satisfaction from your partner
  • Low energy levels
  • Regret and self-hate

Despite being a safe practice, everyone who is addicted to masturbation has at one point tried to stop. There are many ways to overcome masturbation addiction. But if these patterns don’t work for you, knowing the positive changes that will happen when you stop jerking off, could give you the discipline you need to stop. 

In this article, we will show you what happens when you stop masturbating. 

 

Top 9 Things that Happens When you Stop Masturbating 

Lots of physiological and psychological changes happen when you stop masturbating. Here are the top 10 differences you’d notice: 

Physiological Changes that Happen When you Stop Masturbating 

  1. Normalized Testosterone Levels

When you abstain from jerking off every other day, your body begins to conserve its sex hormones, especially testosterone. In some people, testosterone levels may increase gradually increase during a period of prolonged abstinence from ejaculation. 

A study from 2003 showed a slight increase in testosterone levels in men who abstained for 2-5 days. It also showed a sharp increase in men who stayed for up to 7 days without bursting a nut. 

2. Impact on Sexual Function

Masturbation addiction has different effects on different men. For some, they may have a problem sustaining a strong erection when trying to have sex with a woman. Constant masturbation programs your mind and body to prefer self-stimulation to having intercourse with another person. 

This cause a rift in your relationship, and could even make you rely on Viagra to perform optimally. When you stop masturbating, your body naturally goes back to its normal rhythm. You will then begin to enjoy intimacy with your partner again. 

3.  Prostate Health Consideration

Experts have shown that regular ejaculation is good for your prostate health. A study from Harvard found that men who ejaculate for up to 21 times monthly enjoy a 31% less risk of prostate cancer, compared to those who ejaculate only 4-7 times per month. 

Regular ejaculation, whether through masturbation or sexual intercourse, prevent build-up of prostatic fluid. This saves you from suffering prostate diseases like prostate inflammation (prostatitis) and prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia). 

This means that if you stop jerking off, you may reduce the protection it gives you from becoming suciptible to prostate concerns. 

Psychological Changes that Happens When you Stop Masturbating 

4. Mood and Emotional Regulation

Being addicted means that  you’re not in control. The force of the addiction pushes you to what you do. Even when your mind tries to resist, the addiction is often stronger and wins in the end.  

When you stop masturbating, you regain control of your mind, body and life. You will no longer seek solitude as much as you used to. And you will begin to enjoy genuine company from friends, and forge a better relationship with a sexual partner. 

5. Improved self-esteem

Studies have shown that masturbation addiction lowers self-esteem. You may no longer be confident enough to walk up to a woman and ask her out because you don’t just feel that sexual energy boost you need to make it happen. 

6. Reduced Depressive Episodes 

In case you don’t already know it, people who are addicted to masturbation easily suffer from depression. Here’s the thing; dopamine is the body’s feel-good hormone. People with low dopamine levels suffer social anxiety, depression, and lack of satisfaction with life. 

Excessive masturbation exposes the brain to a high dosage of dopamine within a short time. As a result, the brain becomes less responsive to dopamine. 

If you masturbate this morning, and you thoroughly enjoyed it, you’d notice that when you masturbate again in the afternoon and later at night, the fun doesn’t hit as much as it did in the morning. That is because your brain has been exposed to so much dopamine that it’s no longer sensitive to it.

This is why masturbation addicts often feel less motivated; moody and sad, especially after the act. When you stop masturbating, your dopamine levels increase again. Your brain rewires to its natural state.

7. Increased Energy Levels

Just like sexual intercourse, regular masturbation may deplete your energy levels. Ejaculating for many times within a short time may leave you feeling tired and demotivated. When you stop masturbating, you will conserve your energy, and begin to feel more invigorated. 

9. Improved Interpersonal Relationship 

Blossoming friendship is one of the most important things that happen when you stop masturbating. Self-indulgence draws you away from people. It makes you always seek to be alone so you can touch yourself without any prying eyes. 

When you stop masturbating, you will become more available to hang out with your friends, and have a better relationship with them.

10. Altered Sleep Pattern

Masturbation helps in relieving stress and aids easy sleep. People with sleeping difficulty can benefit from wanking off every night. The hormone released during the process, including oxytocin and endorphins, relaxes the body, and makes it easy for you to sleep after ejaculation. 

When you stop masturbating, you may not be able to enjoy this benefit of wanking off.

Conclusion: What Happens When you Stop Masturbating? 

Your body and mind goes through some changes when you finally stop masturbating. Most of them are beneficial to your health and overall wellbeing, while some may not be positive. Masturbation is a safe and harmless practice when you do with moderation. However, when you become addicted to it, you may have a hard time stopping, and it may affect your life’s trajectory. 

Now that you know what happens when you stop masturbating, would you try stopping, or would you continue? 

 

References

https://www.2knowmyself.com/Why_masturbation_lowers_your_self_esteem_and_kills_your_self_confidence

 

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