I masturbate regularly. Are there any side-effects?

Masturbation is one of the most common and safe ways to enjoy sexual pleasure. It is often done to achieve orgasm. Both men and women practice masturbation.

Masturbation in itself has no side-effects. However, if it becomes a habit that is proving to be a hindrance to your daily activities you should talk to your doctor or someone close. There are many common misconceptions surrounding masturbation. Some of them are: it results in acne, makes you go bald, leads to blindness, makes you infertile, makes you impotent, and gives you STIs/STDs. All these are myths and simply not true.

If you are masturbating regularly, and it is not hampering your daily activities, make sure you practice cleanliness and if you’re using toys to enhance the pleasure always sterilize them before and after using.