Do masturbation and sexual intercourse provide the same pleasure?


     It may seem that orgasms of masturbation may be similar to that of sexual intercourse. A study by sexologists of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, showed that sexual intercourse has many health benefits. But masturbation does not provide those benefits. Sexual intercourse is not just about making you feel good. It does many good things to body. Most people think that ejaculation and orgasm of masturbation can have the same benefits. They try to equalize both orgasms. Although men get orgasm and ejaculation by masturbation, it is NOT the same Neuro-Physiological activity.

     A good sex life is good for your heart. Not only is sex the best way to boost your heart rate, it also helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance. You may nod off more quickly after sex, and for good reason. After sexual intercourse, a hormone called prolactin is released, which causes feelings of relaxation and drowsiness. Men who ejaculate frequently (at least 15 times a month) are less likely to develop prostate cancer. Research suggests a link between sex and low blood pressure. Sex once or twice a week lowers systolic blood pressure, whereas masturbation does not have this effect.

Intimacy missed in masturbation

     You will be close to your sexual partner during sexual intercourse. It is soothing and removes stress and tension. The body’s natural feel-good hormone is released in abundance when we touch and hug. This in turn reduces stress. Sex and intimacy will increase your self-esteem and happiness.

The quality and frequency of sexual intercourse you have with your partner has a direct effect on your relationship. However, masturbation often does not involve your partner’s participation, so there is no reflection in your relationship.

     Masturbation is considered normal and, on the contrary, healthy for every human being. Doing so is completely humane because it increases sexual pleasure and maintains a healthy sex life. However, this should not turn into an addiction. A fun activity that enhances the sex drive should not become an uncontrollable affair to deal with.

What is the "normal" frequency of masturbation?

Excessive masturbation

How do you know you masturbate a lot?

Here are some tips to find that you are in excessive masturbation category.

The psychology behind excessive masturbation

     Excessive masturbation is a symptom of a mental disorder that can lead to behavioral disorders. The intense feeling of guilt after masturbation is a sign that masturbation is an addiction. This can lead to increased alcohol consumption, more porno viewing. Thus if masturbation is forced or you are forced to do it, it can become a problem. It’s good to do that, but don’t let it consume you.

How to come out of excessive masturbation situation?

     The first step is to acknowledge and accept the fact that you have this problem. Next move on to find solutions to curtail it.

Note that many men masturbate and doing so is not an unhealthy phenomenon. Those who have a satisfied and unsatisfied sex life masturbate. What you need to keep in mind is that you should not overdo it.

What is the "normal" frequency of masturbation?

There’s no “normal” amount of frequency of masturbation.

In our practice we have noticed

How to stop excessive masturbation?

     Dr. Vijayakumar did his MBBS in Kilpauk Medical College and later went on to Madras Medical College for his Master courses in Clinical Pathology. He underwent masters in Psychology and Yoga. Underwent Fellowship training in Andrology and Clinical Embryology by Prof Ariff Bongso. Did his PhD in Hormones, Yoga and Sexual problems. He has been trained by the Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International (India). He was the first medical professional to start an exclusive clinic for the management of sexual problems in Salem,Tamil Nadu in the year 1988. He has put up more than thirty years experience. He has offered professional help to thousands of persons especially newly married. Besides treating sexual dysfunctions, he is also an expert in treating pre-marital counselling.

Trekking and offroad jeeping are his other passions.