Masturbation is normal, healthy, and can be a great solution to dealing with stress. When people make it a part of their lifestyle, it can benefit them greatly. But masturbation in your life requires balance, just like anything else, such as healthy eating, stress management, sleep, or relationships. Too much or too little of any of these can break the delicate balance of a healthy life. So how do you balance a healthy masturbation lifestyle? Let's discuss a few issues that may play a part in this balance and how they can be addressed.
- How Much Do You Masturbate?
- Masturbation and Your Relationships
- Creating A Sustainable Balance
How Much Do You Masturbate?
Of course, we are supportive of masturbation because as we have reported in the past, masturbation can have some very positive physical and mental benefits for you. But anything, if done excessively, can start to create a negative effect on your life. There is no exact number as to what excessive masturbation is, but if you find your masturbation is starting to affect your other daily routines, this may be the start of excessive masturbation.
A few examples may be:
- Skipping work or school to masturbate
- Regularly passing up offers to go out at night
- Visible lapses in your performance in other areas due to masturbation
- Tiredness, irritation, or fatigue due to late night masturbation binges
If any of these issues apply, you may wish to consult with a professional and seek advice on how to start cutting back.
Masturbation and Your Relationships
Ideally, if you are in a relationship with a partner, it would be good to discuss that you masturbate. If your masturbation prevents you from performing with your partner, your partner may feel inadequate or as if they have done something wrong, or worse, they may come to the conclusion that there is something wrong with them. You may wish to have a heart-to-heart conversation with them about your masturbation habits. It may feel embarrassing at first if they have never been told you masturbate, but it can also deepen your relationship by opening up to them about this sensitive subject.
Your partner might even find it an exciting and new experience if you were to share with each other how and where you find pleasure by masturbating with each other. Sharing your most intimate secrets with your partner could bring you even closer.
Creating A Sustainable Balance
Just as incorporating a healthy diet, exercise, and plenty of rest can promote a healthy body, also introducing masturbation to ease stress and increase healthy hormones will add to good physical as well as mental health. When you overeat, you feel stuffed; when you overexercise, you feel soreness or even cause injury to the body. When you masturbate excessively, you may see other parts of your life suffer. It is important to keep this in mind.
Life is like a juggling act. Even though you will need to juggle many balls in the air at once, being in balance has great benefits for you and those who depend on you being your best.