How do you know when you’ve crossed the invisible threshold into a place where your masturbation frequency is too much? There won’t be any alarms that go off in your head and there certainly won’t be anyone to tell you, so how do you know? Well, the good news is that experts say there is no magic number that is associated with how much masturbation is considered ideal. That is, until it starts affecting your life. Here are a few indications that may tell you that you’ve taken it too far:

You Feel Sore

When you feel yourself getting sore, notice your skin peeling or developing more serious conditions like Peyronie’s disease (a buildup of plaque in the penis shaft that occurs from too much pressure applied on it). This is when you should know, it is time to cut back.

Your Social Life Suffers

When you start missing out on social plans and end up late to meetings because you were masturbating, you need to stop and evaluate your state of mind. If you find that you can’t stop yourself and are missing out on things as a result, you need to revisit your routine.

Ejaculation Becomes a Task

When masturbation becomes a routine, you may find it difficult to ejaculate during intercourse, because your body is conditioned to respond only to a hand motion or other stimuli such as porn.

You Can’t Hold Back

If you find that you are not able to cut and feel a pressing need to masturbate, the habit may be out of control. Daily masturbation can curb your sperm count by up to 50%.

You Are Fixated by The Thought

If you are fixated by the thought, and cannot stop thinking about it, there may be a cause for concern.

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