Thursday, August 18, 2011

How to Stop Masturbation Addiction

Before i decided to write about masturbation addiction i had to make a quick research to see what others wrote about the topic. The weird thing i noticed is that i didn't come across any article that said that masturbation addiction is a problem or that its something that has any harmful effects.

While masturbation addiction might have no physical health effects still it can have many harmful psychological effects on the person. In this article i will tell you how to stop masturbation addiction after telling you about its harmful effects.

How Masturbation can affect your psychological well being

One of the most destructive emotions a person can experience is guilt especially if it was repetitive. Because most known religious and religious scriptures condemn masturbation any person who believes in any of these religions will experience guilt after masturbating even if he/she didn't notice its presence.

The guilt in this case will keep accumulating and increasing as long as the person is addicted to masturbation until one day he will find himself/herself depressed without knowing why.

Even if you don't believe in any religion that condemns masturbation still masturbating can affect you psychologically by reminding you of the fact that you can't get into a true relationship or that you fear intimacy.
Masturbation addiction causes

So why would someone become addicted to masturbation?
and Why do some married people become addicted to masturbation even though they have another option?

Here are some psychological causes for masturbation addiction:

  1.     Lack of intimacy: Believe it or not. Some people need sex to fill the gap resulting from the need of intimacy. Many of the people who are obsessed about sex (not all of them) have unmet need for intimacy. Their parents might have ignored their needs when they were little children or they might have never felt loved before and that's why their unconscious desire for sex became much higher. Certainly its so normal that human beings have a certain desire for sex but when this desire exceeds the limits and leads to excessive masturbation then this means that there is another unmet need that this person is trying to satisfy other than the need for sex itself.
  2.     Social withdrawal: Social withdrawal and masturbation addiction are highly connected. Usually when the person is excessively shy, when he doesn't have a good social life or when he fails to get the approval of the members of the other sex then he might turn to masturbation addiction to fulfill such psychological needs
  3.     Bad moods & life problems: Some people have developed the habit of escaping from problems instead of facing them. One of the methods those people use to escape from problems is masturbation addiction. If you are one of those people then you will notice that you masturbate whenever you feel bad, down or sad
  4.     Rejection: This might sound weird too but it was found that experiencing rejection especially from the other sex is one of the factors that motivates people to become addicted to masturbation
  5.     Fear of intimacy: Some people have developed fear of intimacy as a result of going through poor past experiences with the other sex. Those are the people who become addicted to masturbation even though they are married.

Stopping masturbation addiction

Once you understand the fact that masturbation addiction itself is not the problem but rather a symptom for a bigger underlying problem you will easily be able to get over this addiction by dealing with the root cause.

If the root cause behind your masturbation addiction was shyness, social withdrawal or even the feeling that you are not loved then you should shift your focus and energy to treating these problems.

More importantly, you need to pray to God sincerely to help you stop masturbation.


  1. for tot

  2. How do you stop addiction to worrying about masturbation? It's probably not a big deal if it's not an "addiction" , like , clinically. In which case, very few people have it. Everyone can chill out and shift their worries to cancer, world hunger and global warming.

  3. I believe that the shyness makes a lot of guys masturbate

    As for women, being with a partner that does not please you, might also make you masturbate

  4. Uhmmmm,i don't quite see a solution to mastubation in this post??? as much as i love ur blog *wink*wink*

  5. thank you so much T.Notes. Well so pple said it helped them.

  6. i thnk thz articl cn be undrstnd by thoz who beliv in god coz by readng thz i thnk the persn who hv writn thz articl might be a religiouz .. Nd itz good 1 as i thnk i wl stop mastrbatng aftr reading thz thankz a lot.. And i thnk itz jst a waste f tme as ppl feel good fr few mintz nd thn thy hate al thz.. Nd jst start feelng lyk wt i did?? Shit.. I shld nt do lyk thz.. Wl never do thz.. N al.. Bt as thy nvr stop thz so the best way to stop mastrbatng is to stop watchng al thoz video tht make us feel to mastarbate.. i.e porn.. Itz 2 hard fr thoz who r addicted but plz stop.. As it iz jst a waste f tme..