These Are The Major Side-Effects Of Excessive Self-Pleasuring On Men

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These Are The Major Side-Effects Of Excessive Self-Pleasuring On Men
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Watching adult films are not considered as an uncommon activity for men in a lot of modern societies. Likewise, self-pleasuring actually has some health benefits, such as reducing one's risk to prostate cancer.

However, it can also be argued that not jerking off can be a good thing. Find out why, ahead:

A study about not self-pleasuring

A study about not self-pleasuring

Redditor Alexander Rhodes stumbled upon a study that revealed that men who did not ejaculate for at least seven days had increased serum testosterone levels by 45.7 percent.

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He tried it out

He tried it out
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Because he was quite intrigued by the finding, he did not self-pleasure for a week. Note that he was a 22-year-old guy, so having intercourse was not uncommon.

Alexandar loved the self-pleasuring part

Alexandar loved the self-pleasuring part
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Before doing the experiment, he would masturbate around 10 times a day while watching porn. When he feels horny in public, he immediately goes to the bathroom to jerk off.

The results

The results
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Once he stopped himself from masturbating, he began having heart palpitations. Likewise, seeing attractive women always made him nervous.

Creating a community

Creating a community
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He did not analyse his testosterone levels, but he noticed that he became more focused, energised, and productive. So, he decided to create the NoFap group on Reddit.

More than 150,000 members

More than 150,000 members
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Now, the NoFap community has 157,000 members and many of them are trying the experiment. Some of them also joined to recover from adult film addictions.

A Cambridge University study

A Cambridge University study
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NoFaps users were approached by Cambridge University to understand the effects of adult films. It was revealed that those who were addicted to porn had brain activity similar to alcohol and even drug addicts.

Does watching porn change your brain structure?

Does watching porn change your brain structure?
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Psychology assistant professor Matthew Johnson believes that it's the other way around: our brain structure can affect how we can be addicted to these things.

Case studies

Case studies
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Some case studies have also shown that a damaged prefrontal cortex can influence one's arousal behavior.

To please oneself or not?

To please oneself or not?
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However, even Johnson acknowledged that he would probably please himself in the future. This is because the seemingly positive feeling of not doing it is similar to getting rid of other impulsive behaviors. Moreover, pleasing oneself helps relieve stress and tension, aside from other health benefits.

Are you addict of self-pleasuring?