Hi. I've been a chronic masturbator since puberty (so about 10 years now) and about 5 years ago I started developing a habit of stopping before climax, because I felt guilty about not finding myself a woman, and later because I felt guilty about not saving it for the woman I did have. Anyway, It started causing problems and when it got really bad I managed to stop for good. <P>Now I'm wondering, what are the permentant side-effects of this going to be? Is there something I can do to reverse the effects and nurse my prostate back to health, or have I screwed myself for good?
the problem wasnt that i jacked off a lot, but the fact that i would keep myself from cumming. I started to have problems urinating; too often, sometimes difficult, some cramping type pain... Obviously this was bad, but I have since quit the habit and I feel much better now. My question is, what will be the long-term effects of the damage i did to my body?; I have heard this sort of thing could possibly shorten the life of my prostate? Is there something I can do to improve it's health and reverse the negative effects?
Just a guess here but I do know that when you become aroused your body will produce more semen which is contained in the prostrate. Probably what happened to you is that your prostrate would get extra full and stretched and this might be the cause of the pain you were having. So did you have long term negative effects? Only time will tell - but you did the right thing and stopped doing this.
We are aware that one half of the old men are having cancerous probelem. People doing yoga per week had less risk of developing prostate problems than those who did not. Just 20-30 minutes doing yoga teacher training would help to increase circulation of blood to the body as a side benefit for better sexual function and prostate health.
95% of prostatitis is non-bacterial and the majority of the non-bacterial prostatitis is due to muscular issues of the pelvic floor. Many Md's are not aware that they can assess these muscles by just palpating laterally to the prostate. These muscles can cause similar symptoms to "prostatitis"---urinary frequency, urgency, retention, urethral and bladder burning, as well as constipation and sexual dysfunction and pain. My book, Heal Pelvic Pain, has a chapter "Just For Men" and talks about the various diagnoses. As well, the rest of the book addresses pelvic floor issues, ranging from urinary frequency urgency, incontinence, post-surgical conditions, etc. It is a helpful guide, but you still need to get a proper diagnosis and proper treatment, from skilled pelvic floor healthcare providers: pelvicpain.org, prostatitis.org, ic_help.org, ic-network.org.
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