I’m sort of embarrassed to ask this question but is it okay to masturbate every day? How much masturbating is too much? I don’t want to mess anything up so please help.
Good news: it’s almost always totally fine to masturbate every day. Masturbating is healthy, it feels good, it allows you to get closer to yourself, it relieves stress, it makes you happy and did I mention that it feels good? So, really, if you want to get it on with your bad self every single day, go for it. No judging here.
So if it’s so great, why do I only say that it’s almost totally fine to masturbate every day? As with basically anything, too much of a good thing can sometimes be… well, too much. If you’re consistently more interested in masturbating than hooking up with your boyfriend or girlfriend, that may be a sign that you’re masturbating too much. If it starts to negatively affect your relationship with someone you care about… that can be a problem.
Another example is if you start masturbating so much that you stop doing things you need to do, like getting homework done, going to work, or, I don’t know, eating. Basically if masturbating is taking over and becoming the most important thing in your life, that’s not good. And, of course, if you’re starting to actually hurt down there from masturbating, try taking a little break to give yourself some rest.
I doubt these are things you need to worry about, but it is always something you should keep in mind. If you’re just into making yourself feel good for a half hour every day as sort of an extracurricular activity, that’s completely fine. But if masturbating becomes your number one priority, it’s probably time to relax. Make sense?
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