Eating food provides a similar kick, and people similarly can get into patterns where they eat too much and it’s hard to stop.
Additionally, of course, there are lots of drugs that people can take which make them feel very good, and this motivates them to continue using the drugs.
People can get into behavioral trouble with their masturbation, such as when constant jerking off interferes with a man’s ability to or interest in functioning sexually in a relationship with an actual woman.
I’ve also known of some men who were very sexually compulsive and ended up spending all their money on telephone sex to the point where they were functionally addicted to sex and it was interfering with their social and occupational functioning.
For this sort of person, it’s not the masturbation that is an issue.
Rather, it is their sexual shame and guilt, and the rigid, idealistic, judgmental and perfectionist cognitive style that they apply to all of their thinking.
Masturbation is a pretty normal thing, and so far as I am aware it is not generally associated with adverse physical health effects.Masturbation is one of those habits that is difficult to stop because doing it is intrinsically rewarding.We aren’t born knowing how to masturbate, but the moment we start doing it, we know that it feels good, and we become motivated to do it more.So, what I’m getting at is that it’s important that you think carefully about whether your problem is actually about masturbation, or instead about feeling ashamed.
If your masturbation is actually getting in the way of your relationships, work, or your ability to function in society, then yes, maybe you are masturbating too frequently.It has been argued that the proper goal of a treatment for addictions is abstinence from the problem substance of abuse.