I have been masturbating since I was 12. Now I am 18 and I've stopped it. I can feel a little pain in the back and weakening of legs and joints. How long would it take to recover? I plan to marry at 24. Will I be "all ok" by then If I follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly?
There are no side effects from masturbation, and nothing to recover from. Whatever is causing your problem, it is not masturbation.
Masturbation is the natural and healthy way to manage your sexual urges. How are you planning on doing that between now and 24?
Rather set achievable goals for yourself if you think you masturbate too much. Like once or twice a day. You can slowly reduce the number of times, but just stopping altogether like it is a bad thing, is going to create it's own problems for you.
People do suffer from masturbation and thats fact. You can find millions of experiences and testimonies on internet. I think they all are not lying .
People are called conservatives and tagged religious for forbidding masturbation but fact that it can bring health hazards. Its bad for health if over practiced and it is over practiced most of times.
Like not all smokers don't get Lungs cancer and all Alcohol drinkers don't get liver failure, similarly not all masturbaters get harmful side effects but its dangerous since lot of people do face side effects. I am telling it becoz i have seen plenty of people suffering and myself had very bad experience .
So best thing is to avoid this lusty habit which give you nothing but pleasure of few minutes but can take Joys of life... Some times forever..
I have been ejaculating at least 5 times a day for the past 8 years. I was diagnosed with severe sciatica. Doctors believed this was caused by a herniated disc in my back, spinal stenosis and Degenerative disc disease. I knew that my excessive masturbation had something to do with why my pain was not improving over the 5 months I had it (sciatica) My severe pain was actually caused by excessive masturbation. It interferes with the Qi in our bodies (yin yang) I vowed to never ejaculate again. My sciatic pain was gone within 2 weeks, i had more energy and i just felt stronger overall. I had a clear head.
The above comment is 100% correct. masturbation takes away your drive, ambition and source of vitality. quit and pretty soon you will have the confidence and drive to meet girls that can satisfy you a hell of a lot more than you can.