Masturbation & Ejaculation Articles

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YBOP is NOT an anti-masturbation website. The name of this site is "Your Brain On Porn." Confusion occurs because 1) this generation sees masturbation and porn use as synonymous, and 2) men who recover from ED do so best by also eliminating masturbation/orgasm (temporarily).

We wrote the following articles to dissect a few cultural memes used as rationalization for curtailing masturbation during a reboot period. The following info is not meant to instill guilt or fear. Although there is nothing wrong with masturbation, it may not be the all-around health panacea touted by the media. Nor is masturbation comparable to sexual intercourse, as not all sex is created equal. Moderation may be the key - as it is for most things in life.

Temporarily eliminating masturbation, or reducing your frequency, is all about recovering from an addiction and porn-induced ED - nothing else. We do not advocate abstinence as a permanent lifestyle.

Reconsider these five popular myths about solo sex

How much masturbation is right for you? Consider the facts and make your own experiment.

What happens when you ejaculate too much?  

Scientists are discovering a neurochemical "hangover" after sexual satiety, which if overridden by more ejaculation, adversely affects mood and the ability to cope with stimulants. What might it might mean for those masturbating more frequently than they would have without Internet porn?

What constitutes "moderation" for stimuli we didn't evolve with?

Can you (or your sweetheart) use sex toys or Internet erotica in moderation? The answer lies in your brain—not in any external advice, wisdom or dogma. It depends on the state of your reward circuitry, your brain's ancient appetite mechanism.

Kinsey/Trojan study on vibrators omitted lovers' top question

A Kinsey vibrator study was funded solely by Trojan, a company with an entire division devoted to vibrator sales. Moreover, it omitted the question of most interest to lovers.

Is intense sexual stimulation tied to unnatural modern conditions?

Masturbation is perfectly normal. It isn’t sinful, or any other nonsense like that. However, our environment has changed, and as a result, so has our behavior. This article suggests that masturbation may have been far less prevalent in the past. Might today's nonstop pursuit of orgasm be an attempt to self-medicate in the face of stressful conditions that our brains have not evolved to handle well?

Who are the solo-sex world champs?

Western sexual patterns, including our frequent masturbation, are unusual by cross-cultural standards. Anthropologists arrived at this conclusion in part by studying the sexual behavior of two central African cultures. They were astonished to learn that neither the Aka nor the Ngandu were aware of masturbation. When we see ourselves against the backdrop of the fuller range of normal human behavior, it's easier to recognize the source of any problems arising from excess.

No guilt, no problem?

This is a continuation of the above article. Covers a lot of ground. Explains how masturbation can lead to more sexual frustration, which leads to more masturbation. It also explains how some people experience a “hangover” after orgasm. And how masturbation, when linked to visuals, can lead to unwanted learning. In other words, it pays to find a healthy middle ground when it comes to coming.

Today’s ejaculation advice may be wrong for our species

High rates of masturbation lead to low sperm counts, which may take months to return to baseline. Nothing wrong with that. However, it does indicate that our species may not have masturbated as much as modern WEIRD's tend to.

Will an orgasm a day really keep the doctor away? 

Getting off porn usually involves a period of abstinence or drastic reduction in ejaculation frequency. Some worry that cutting back on ejaculation may cause problems. Here's some perspective.