Bookmark and Share

Does Masturbation Cause Problems?

Published: July 20, 2017
Dear TeenHealthFX,
15, Male, does masturbating face down by grinding against the bed cause any problems ?
Signed: Does Masturbation Cause Problems?

Dear Does Masturbation Cause Problems?,

Masturbation is the act of touching yourself for sexual pleasure. TeenHealthFX reminds you that is entirely normal to masturbate. However, everyone’s sexual preference is different, and thus, some people masturbate every day, while others choose not to masturbate at all.

FX assumes you are inquiring whether or not the act of masturbation can cause health issues. Masturbation does not cause any health issues. In contrast, there are several possible benefits of masturbation, including yet not limited to:

  • helps you learn what you enjoy sexually
  • releases sexual tension
  • reduces stress
  • helps you sleep better
  • improves your self-esteem and body image
  • helps treat sexual problems
  • relieves menstrual cramps and sexual tension 

 

TeenHealthFX reminds you of precautions that should be taken when it comes to masturbation, such as:

1. Never masturbate in public. This is an act that should be conducted in privacy.

2. If masturbation is interfering with your responsibilities and/or social life, speak with a trusted adult. He/she can refer you to a licensed professional, such as a therapist, who can help you to address the issue. 

Signed: TeenHealthFX

Ratings