Sex Advice

Dear Dr. Locker: Is it possible to masturbate too much?

Answer from Dr. Locker

The fact is, it’s not easy to masturbate “too much.” Unless you’ve locked yourself in your room, can’t make it to work, are not interested in sex with your partner, turn all visitors away, and basically don’t have time for anyone or anything but masturbating, then you don’t have to worry about it. If you’re single, and you’re doing it every day, or even more than once a day, and that’s fine. As long as it doesn’t interfere with your life, enjoy it! If you're married or living with someone and you prefer masturbation to sex with your partner,then my may have a sexual or relationship issue which should be explored in therapy. By the way, if you only like masturbating on rare occasions, that’s fine, too. Whatever works for you is healthy—as long as you don’t feel guilty about it!

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