Does Having an Empty Sack Cause Harm - Can a Man Ejaculate Too Much?

Sat, 10/02/2010 - 10:55
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Since I was a teen boy from age 12, I discovered a method of masturbation that gets me "off" in a matter of 5 to 10 minutes and some times much quicker. It's been a ritual, a custom since I can remember and I am now age 45. The method I use is a to lay out a towel under my abs an "hump" my erect penis between the towel and my abs while laying on my stomach.

This develops great looking abs and stamina in the bedroom but the frequency is once at night to put me asleep and once in the morning to get me going. That's TWICE A DAY! Then recently, I discovered an article that stated too much orgasms depletes the body of brain chemicals and one side effect is temporary loss of short term memory. Well, that concerns me now, and thus this question. Does having an empty sack cause harm, aka, too many orgasms a week can it actually harm me in the long run?

Dear W,

My only objection to your masturbation practice is the utter consistency of it. I'd suggest that every so often, you enjoy a more leisurely session with yourself that would include the use of sex toys especially some anal penetration to massage your prostate gland. Check out the Aneros on our sex skill clips. Also exploring your erotic mind with sexual fantasies taps into the creative process. I seriously question this notion. Sounds like a moralizing sex negative religious nut. I'd say the opposite is true: Every orgasm we have increases our brain power. The idea that orgasms would deplete the body of brain chemicals resulting in a temporary loss of short term memory is bizarre. What was your source? Oh, don't bother, it's probably an off-shoot of those tea party wackos. Enjoy yourself.

Dr. Betty

Liberating women one orgasm at a time

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Masturbating TOO MUCH?!

Sat, 07/09/2011 - 16:59
Edgerman58 (not verified)

Dear 'W',
I agree with Betty that there is no such thing as masturbating too much. When I was a boy growing up in the Bible Belt wasteland, I had a pastor who scared the shit out us boys one Sunday morning during Sunday school (ie. indoctination class), when he said that if we masturbated "too much" (and he never defined what too much meant!) that we'd grow up sterile! Yes. That was exactly what he said.
Well, except for making us feel guilty, I know that I continued to masturbate whenever I got the chance! Sterile? Okay, then. Sterile I would be! Of course, nothing like that happened. The pastor was a liar (surprise! surprise! huh?). That piece of bogus info you came across about depleting vital brain chemicals because of masturbating, sounds just like the bullshit I was forced to believe in! Like Betty said: It probably comes from some wacko Right Wing nut-job who's been sexually repressed their whole life! (John Ashcroft, etc.)
It's the same shit that Michelle Bachman's husband has been spewing about homosexual's being "sick", and that they are "barbarians" who need curing! It's easy to make fun of these people (and they certainly diserve to be), but the fact that they are gaining in influence is sobering. America is having a nervous breakdown at the moment, apparently. It really started showing up after Obama was elected. The wackos in the woodwork went, well--- more wacko than before! Don't let these bastards rob you of your own pleasure! They'd love nothing more than to do just that! They love to talk about the government intruding into peoples lives, but, give them a chance, and they want to do it, too!!! Big time!
Sorry, this probably went way beyond what your original question was about. I do that sometimes. My advise: jerk-off as much as you want! I don't know--- do it as an act of defiance, even. Above all, just do it because it's a lot fun! That's really the best reason of all.

sexual exhaustion is not a wacko tea party conspiracy

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 07:20
bila kolbe

OK, I get it. When it comes to sex, clergy and tea party wackos are not reliable sources of expert advice; nevertheless, the issue of sexual exhaustion deserves serious, open-minded consideration. If you don't invest much credence either in millennia of Taoist and Hindu
transformational sexual doctrine, maybe some modern medical perspectives are worthwhile considering lest we fall into the abyss of ignorance-“Those that laugh at what they don’t know are on the road to becoming idiots.”, words of Victor Hugo.

Sexual exhaustion is often considered as a problem with over-ejaculation in men.  But engaging in too much sex or masturbation can also harm women. Much the same way sexual exhaustion can affect men it can also affect women. Exhaustion can impair our mental faculties as well as put a damper on our relationships while slowing our physical responsiveness, making us sluggish and weak.

The side effects of female sexual exhaustion, like those of drug abuse, can induce inflammation of arteries, constricting blood flow to the brain.  Excessive sex or orgasm can exhaust the ovarian function and induce menstrual disorders as well as discharge the brain's supply of acetylcholine, dopamine, serotonin, and GABA. This results in nervous, liver, kidney, cardiovascular, and endocrine disorders.

The neuro-endocrine system, if over-discharged, won't recharge by itself. Inflammatory byproducts will then damage or burn out numerous nervous cells, leading to some of the symptoms described. This state usually affects one's hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-testicular axis. The production of vital androgen hormones, such as testosterone, DHEA, and DHT, plus the pituitary oxytocin become too low to support neuro-immune function. The inflammatory hormones cortisol, prolactin, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, being excessive, will disable one's pituitary-testicular-ovarian axis for a few days, weeks, or in the severe cases, even months. This will lengthen the refraction time, leading to chronic sexual exhaustion and strange inflammations. 

sexual exhaustion symptoms include:

Memory loss- in the form of attention deficiency or/and losing memory, and mind concentration. This is caused primarily by a deficiency of the neurotransmitters serotonin and acetylcholine, responsible for memory protection.

Headaches or migraines- due to excessive release of the inflammatory hormone
prostaglandin E-2, accompanied with excessive dopamine-norepinephrine-epinephrine conversions in the brain (as a result of the exhausted acetylcholine, serotonin and GABA nervous systems).

Tiredness and exhaustion - low levels of dopamine, and excessive prolactin to shut down the testicular function, leading to failure in the parasympathetic nervous recharging system.

Weakness in the muscles - due to deficiency of testosterone, DHEA, and DHT.

Parkinson's symptoms (muscle tremors or twitching) - through acetylcholine and dopamine

Low libido- through locked hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-testicular axis, high levels of prolactin, and deficiency of acetylcholine, dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin.

Depression and mood swings- due to unstable levels of all the vital neurotransmitters - acetylcholine, dopamine, serotonin, and GABA. 

Um, no. To all of it. Drugs

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 16:23
Anyoldstranger (not verified)

Um, no. To all of it. Drugs like ecstasy and meth and the terrible synthetic heroin derivatives exhaust your brain's supply of dopamine and other hormones because they circumvent the evolved safeties we have in place and then they prevent the receptors from REUPTAKING! Your brain, now flooded with hormones that cause damage to the delicate tissues when exposed for longer then a few seconds, respond by eventually making less of it and getting rid of the dopamine or serotonin receptors. You literally don't run out of dopamine from constant masturbation because your body reuses it.  What's really damaging is if masturbation is in place of a real human connection. No man is an island and all that. We CRAVE human interaction the same way we crave food. The neuroscientist behind dr. Helen Fisher wrote in her newly updated bestseller "the anatomy of love" that the desire to pair bond is as primal as the desire for food. Just like diet soda is supposed to be all the taste with none of the calories and yet falls short, porn and masturbation won't fill the basic desire to bond with another person but it can hurt your ability to perform for a partner and sustain a healthy relationship depending on the content and use. 99.99% of men are never going to find themselves in an orgy with ten 18 year old playmate bunnies but millions find themselves unable to sexually perform for a partner which will hurt the relationship and especially a man's self worth, thus creating a negative feedback loop of social isolation and disfuntion, sometimes resulting in deep depression. Also, most porn encourages the idea that women orgasm at the drop of a hat, enjoy humiliating acts, and are there primarily to satisfy male fantasies. Want to guarantee a relationship or marriage of infrequent and boring passionless sex? Demand sex but make no effort to have your SO enjoy it. It means taking longer then two minutes and sometimes dealing with rejection because women need their minds stimulated, not just their genitals but isn't better then being along and miserable?  A good relationship is all about effort, trust and communication. Unfortunately, these are all things that porn teaches the opposite of.