Category - masturbation
its not recognized as addictive by the american psychological association (apa). what is masturbation addiction? Masturbation itself is not a harmful activity and may be enjoyed by those in a relationship or those using it to compensate for a lack of sex with a partner. However, for some people, the tendency to masturbate can grow to be excessive or compulsive, to the point that the behavior feels to have gotten out of control. Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of ones own genitals for sexual arousal or other sexual pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm. The stimulation may involve hands, fingers, everyday objects, sex toys such as vibrators, or combinations of these. Mutual masturbation is masturbation with a sexual partner, and may include manual stimulation of a partners genitals (fingering or a handjob), or be used as a form of non-penetrative sex. Masturbation addiction can even exaggerate mental health problems like anxiety and depression, especially if it leads to something like a job loss. masturbation addiction is more likely a way to reduce anxiety, seek comfort and be a way to cope with feelings of loneliness and sadness, too. while some research suggests that this may be the case, there is not yet enough evidence to say for sure whether masturbation leads to addiction in the way that drugs do, sher explains. Quitting masturbation is a process that requires commitment and is prone to relapse. Keeping a record and rewarding oneself for good behavior can also be a means of motivation for one to overcome addiction.