Sex, masturbation, sexual pleasure, sexual fantasies, sexual desires, ssshhhh….. You do not say these words out loud. How can you talk about such things openly? What type of a person you are. don’t you have any character, these are not the topics to be discussed openly? Keep your sexual problems behind the closed doors of your room, you should be ashamed of talking about them openly.
And this is just the beginning. Sexual talks have always been anathema in Indian society and to some extent in other parts of the world too. However, this is not how it should be. Discussing your sexual desires and problems with your partner or experts will only solve your problem not increase it. Pleasing yourself and reaching sexual desires either alone or with a partner is not a sin. The same goes for masturbation.
Masturbation is a normal process of personal pleasure. It is self-induced sexual arousal practised by the majority of men and women and is not a culpable act. There is nothing terrible about it and it does not harm the sex organs or lead to psychological illness until you become addicted, abused, or engage in prone masturbation.
What Is Prone Masturbation ?
Prone masturbation is usually done by men. When they lie on the chest/stomach and masturbate by applying pressure on the erect penis by pushing the hips towards the mattress, pillow, floor, etc is known as prone masturbation. In this position, more pressure is applied in comparison to normal masturbation.
This pressure is usually more intense than the sensations experienced during sex between partners or during face-up masturbation. Masturbating frequently in this way may lessen the effects of other sensations.
This can make typical sex and masturbation less enjoyable. When you cannot reach the level of pressure or the sensation that you expect from orgasm, you may find that you cannot reach orgasm in any other way. It is estimated that around 10% of men practice prone masturbation and getting addicted to it can create different sexual health problems, such as sexual dysfunction.
How You Know If Prone Masturbation Is Affecting You Negatively
- If you have a problem ejaculating during normal masturbation or sex with your partner.
- Are you facing an erection problem, during normal masturbation or sex with your partner.
- If you are not enjoying normal sex or not interested in normal masturbation.
- If you are not able to maintain the erection during sexual activities other than prone masturbation.
How To Overcome Effects Of Prone Masturbation
Prone masturbation can cause ejaculation problems such as anejaculation, anorgasmia, delayed ejaculation and/or erectile dysfunction. These are only the physical effects. Then comes the psychological impact. When you have difficulty having an erection or ejaculating, your mind experiences stress and anxiety. You will start to doubt your ability to get an erection and have sex with your partner. This adds to the problem of erectile dysfunction, performance anxiety and makes it worse.
Dr AK Jain, one of the most pronounced Sexologists and Consultants in India, shares some ways on how to overcome the effects and habit of prone masturbation.
1. Completely Stop Masturbating:
Get your strong willpower into action and stop masturbating at all. This may seem difficult in the beginning. But if you are determined, you will see the results in a few weeks. In some time, your body will begin to respond to slight sensations in your genitals. When you continue this routine, you can easily break the habit of prone masturbation.
2. Reduce The Frequency Of Masturbation:
According to research, it was stated that people suffering from sexual dysfunctions have masturbated daily for years. Daily masturbation can make you less sensitive. Refraining from the number of times you masturbate each week can help improve sexual function.
Reducing how often you masturbate can also help build sexual tension, which can lead to greater satisfaction.
3. Try Masturbating In Different Position:
If you are already into the habit of masturbating frequently, completely refraining from it can be difficult. However, instead of completely giving up prone masturbation, you can try different positions. Try different positions like standing, sleeping on your back, etc, so that your body begins to respond to the stimulus in different positions. By trying this, you can retrain your body to respond to other forms of stimulation and masturbation. It may take a while, but it will be worth it if you can reduce the risk of potential complications.
4. Try Herbal Remedies:
You can try herbal remedies to treat the nerve and tissue damage leading to penile damage due to prone masturbation. Perfect examples of herbal remedies are Cornus Officinalis, Astragalus Membranaceus and Ophiopogon, which are completely safe herbal remedies that work wonders in terms of stopping and reversing penile damage from prone masturbation.
Masturbation all together is not wrong. In fact, according to modern science, masturbation is a healthy habit. There is no such number defined as masturbating.
how many times or ejaculating through normal sex can be problematic. However, there are other branches of science like Ayurveda Siddha, Unani, Taoism etc, that are not in favour of excessive masturbation.
If you are suffering from any sexual problems, anxieties or dysfunctions, sitting behind closed doors is only going to increase the problem. It is best to break the TABOO and visit an expert. Book your appointment with Dr AK Jain, the best Sexologists and Consultants in India.