Are You Masturbating All Wrong?

It's well known that masturbation has several health benefits, but is it a bad thing to jerk off willy-nilly?



According to findings published online in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, unusual masturbation techniques could have adverse effects on sexual intercourse.

In the study, researchers found four cases of unusual masturbation practices (defined in the study as techniques not able to be recreated by a partner’s hand, mouth or vagina) which led to abnormal sexual functioning in partnered sexual activities. The men in the study had sexual dysfunctions such as inability to ejaculate, abnormally low libido, ED and ejaculatory anhedonia (inability to gain pleasure from orgasm).

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Through questioning participants about the way they masturbate, researchers noted that these “abnormal” or unusual masturbation practices included:

  • arousal by only illegal hardcore porn
  • masturbation using a vacuum’s suction
  • needing the force of Jazuzzi jets water to orgasm
  • habitually masturbating with a flaccid penis

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Patients regained normal sexual functioning during partnered sex after extended sexual therapy that included changing masturbation practices to ones that more closely resembles simulated intercouse and discounting all extraneous devices.

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