Masturbation and weight have already been correlated to each other, not by medical professionals but mostly by our peers and other people in society. Today, let’s answer this question for once and all, does masturbation really affect weight-gain? NO! That’s the one and only actual answer to this question. It’s a self-pleasuring sexual activity that has actual benefits like easing sexual tension and reducing stress. Masturbation in no way is responsible for weight-loss, blindness, hairy palms, or insanity. In reality, it’s a very common practice in young adults and even older adults. And unless and until it becomes an addiction, there’s nothing to worry about it.
As mentioned above masturbation in no way affects your weight, you cannot lose or gain weight because of masturbation. At the most you may feel a little exhausted after masturbating, that too only if you do it more than once or twice a day. It’s a healthy practice that helps you unwind and relax after a long day. During an orgasm, your body releases feel-good chemicals known as endorphins that make you feel good about yourself.
Another question or worry a lot of people hitting the gym has is that masturbating may affect their body-building process. Let’s clear this doubt too! The answer is simple, masturbation isn’t related to general testosterone levels in the body and hence does not affect the muscle-building process. Studies have shown that refraining from masturbation for a week, increases testosterone levels only slightly and does not result in a substantial increase in testosterone levels.
Sometimes there is a guilt-feeling that comes after masturbating, this feeling is mainly due to the stigmas made by society or your own beliefs. If these feelings are too strong and start affecting your personal life and sex life, then it is better to consult a professional for a concrete solution.