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without fail masturbation triggers a slump

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I am young adult who suffers from chronic depression (there is a family history), but otherwise I'm healthy. I've noticed that when I increase the frequency of masturbation (to once a day or every other day) it without fail triggers a slump, no matter how happy I've been. I am sexually active but not enough to know if this also applies to climaxes achieved with a partner; that is, in fact, what I'm worried about. Why does this happen? Will it affect my sex life?

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replied September 25th, 2012
Depression Answer A38998

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Masturbation more than once per day can contribute to these symptoms depending on the frequency of intercourse. It will have a gradual effect on decreasing drive and overall function during a single day. I would recommend that you try to decrease the frequency of masturbation and do it only when sexually excited. Over time you will see the gradual effect it has on your body, mind and overall health. It may have a positive impact on your relationship as well.
Let me suggest you few points which might help you.

1) First of all find out the cause of excessive masturbation. It could be because you are bored, lonely, hurt, stressed.

2) Identify the time when you indulge in masturbation frequently. If supposing it is at night then exercise just before going to bed. Exercise will also help you to be more tired and fall asleep faster.

3) Try to identify and focus on activities that make you feel better. Motivate yourself to do things for yourself.

4) Talk with your friends and family and join a gym along with your friends.

5) Regular exercise and proper diet are essential to good health. Exercise is of paramount importance because it releases endorphins from the body.

6) Join yoga and meditation classes to keep your mind calm and relaxed.

Take care!

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