The frequency of masturbation can vary based on your life circumstances and what you enjoy! The worst thing you can do is compare yourself to other people. Masturbation is a personal choice and it’s important for you to respect your own needs, limits, and values.
Masturbation provides a different kind of pleasure from sex with a partner. So you might feel like masturbating even if you have a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Do I have a problem?
Excessive masturbation can become a problem. Do you have a feeling that it’s taking up too much space in your life?
You might have a problem if your masturbation…
- happens at inappropriate times or places
- prevents you from doing your usual activities (going out, leisure activities, sports) 🛑 ⚽🏒
- makes you feel emotions you’re uncomfortable with (guilt, shame, sadness) ⚽
- is too important in your life and makes you feel like you’re losing control
How can I get my balance back? ⚖️
To take back control of the situation, schedule activities you like to do, go out with friends, play sports, and take your mind off things by trying out new recreational activities. If the problem continues, you can consult a health care professional.