Well, let me get something clear. I do it. You do it. Your neighbors do it. Every guy does it. We all masturbate. It’s normal bodily function and actually is healthy. Let me ask a question, what is the normal number (minimum) you should be masturbating a week? 1-2? Nope. You need at least 3 to ensure you’re staying functional down there. It’s important to remember that your penis is a muscle and if you don’t use your muscles, then what’s the point of having them?
Here’s another way to put it, ever say you’re gonna go to the gym, and you do it once or twice a week, and then the next week maybe once. And then none at all. You start to lose the urgency to really go and work out. Well, the same goes for ejaculations. Your body responds to ejaculations in the sense that it’s a pleasuring thing to do, and the more you do it, the more you want to do it, and this will raise your sex drive and get you back into the healthy flow. So, more masturbation means more sex, simple math right?
Now a question pops up, is it healthy to be masturbating several times a week, for say, 7 or 8?
Here’s your answer: Is the masturbating getting in the way of your job? Is it making you antisocial? Are you trying to have a kid with the specimen you ejaculate from that very instance? If you answered no to those three questions, then masturbating 7 or 8 times a week, or more is not a health concern. The only thing masturbation is affecting is your sperm count, which rebounds after a day or two, and you’ll only need to worry about the sperm count when you want to have a kid, otherwise, there is no reason to stop you. The more you masturbate, the more your sex drive increases, and your sex drive is very necessary for many reasons. You want to be able to have sex with your partner and to do so you need to get erections hard enough to penetrate and in order to do so, you need to masturbate. As I’ve said before, masturbation raises your libido through muscle memory and a real chemical response in your brain that will be asking for more. So it’s ok to set aside alone time and get the job done, no matter how many times you do it a week (at least 3), as long as it isn’t hurting you as a character. That simple, keep going the way you’re going and keep producing dopamine with every stroke. It feels good to know what you’re doing is safe, doesn’t it?
By Eli Conlin and Darius A Paduch, MD, PhD