Can one masturbate too much?

Some researchers might say no – well, at least within reason (it may be "too much" if you are masturbating to the point of hurting your genitals, or if it is getting in the way of work/school/relationships and causing you distress). But other than that, get out the lube! We’ve known for some time now that frequent ejaculation when one is young (whether from partner sex or solo masturbation) was associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer as one ages… but this study specifically looked at the masturbation aspect and found a markedly reduced risk of prostate cancer among frequent masturbators. Read more here.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.