How Many Times a Week Should I Masturbate?

By Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel

Masturbation is considered a basic requirement to fulfill the sexual needs and desires for those who do not have partners. It is in fact one of the most common sexually-related activities in the world. Both men and women can masturbate, but you will find that some do not admit to it as it is understandably private.

Despite being popular among those who are sexually active and/or potent, there are several myths surrounding it. For instance, the frequency of masturbation. Is there really an amount carved in stone? It’s no surprise that we are concerned about these things as they are health-related. However, we are not exactly at liberty to discuss them openly with anyone, are we? Read on to find out the answers to all your burning questions.

How often should I masturbate?

There is no fixed number for masturbation. There, we said it. You should not be worrying about how many times to masturbate unless it tires you out, or makes you weak in the knees. Believe it or not, some people masturbate several times a day. And they’re still fit as a fiddle. There is a downside to this though. Masturbating too frequently could affect several aspects of your life. For instance, you may become addicted to the feeling of orgasm that it becomes the only thing you think about all day. It may also cause you to become overly attached to the idea of sexual intercourse and open up the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In short, the burning desire takes complete control over you and it could escalate to a worrying psychological disorder.

The decision of masturbation frequency rests completely in your hands. Various researches have revealed that a healthy man (you’ll know why we highlighted men) can masturbate up to 3 times a day and repeat the cycle for the next 4-5 days in the week. This is what experts dub as “high-frequency masturbation”. The recommended amount would be a little less than that (again, there is no fixed number) so as to allow one to make every session more pleasurable.

This recommendation also encourages one to seek a fixed sexual partner to experience natural sex drive it all its wonder. It can be a very powerful thing as it is closely associated with love and overall well-being. Therefore, it would be advised to cut back on overly frequent masturbation to make it more meaningful and pleasurable when alone or with a partner.

The rate of masturbation

There are thousands of researches conducted on sexually-related activities around the world. The study on masturbation seems to have its own charm. The results of these studies could come as a shock to some, while others might take it in great stride. Behold. The average frequency of masturbation for 5% of women between the age of 25-29 years old is 4 times a week, while a staggering 20.1% of men masturbate with the same frequency! The second key figure in these studies is that 25.4% and 21.5% of men and women respectively, between the age of 25-29 masturbate multiple times a month. These studies also reveal that the older you get, the less likely you are to masturbate. And this applies to both men and women. This is due to natural causes where our bodily functions begin to decay and become more restricted with matters of health, causing a significant drop in sex drive for the elderly.

In conclusion, we would say that there is no fixed number as to how much you should masturbate in day. For men, it helps clean out old sperm and ensure an unobstructed passage of semen from the testes to the penis head. Frequent masturbation has also been linked to reduced risk of testicular cancer in men. As for women, it is also important to keep the reproductive organs functioning well with well-planned masturbation. This also serves as a yard stick for women to monitor anomalies especially when menopause is bound to take place when older. What can’t be denied is that masturbation is a gift that keeps on giving to satisfy the needs whether you are single or married, regardless of gender. Learn to cherish it the way it was meant to be.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: December 4, 2016 | Last Modified: December 10, 2019

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