How to Stop Yourself from Masturbating All the Time

Masturbation is a part of healthy sexual behavior (See table below). However, for some, masturbation can become compulsive and disruptive to a person’s daily life. it can even cause physical problems

So when does masturbation turn into masturbating too much? How many times is too many times? When should you seek out help to stop a masturbation habit?

The answers to these questions are not black and white. If you think you may be masturbating too much, it is safe to say you have a problem – because you feel like it is a problem. If masturbating takes preference over social activities or you consistently prefer masturbating to sex, it is interfering with leading a normal life. An obsession with masturbation indicates compulsive behavior.

Masturbation Activity by Men and Women. Source: The Kinsey Institute

Noted CBT psychotherapist, Noam Gordon has shared these 5 tips with us on how to stop masturbating too much. He helps many patients overcome obsessive compulsive behavior and in the case of the compulsive need to masturbate, identifies these 5 steps as the first steps towards recovery.

Tip 1 Recognition

As is common with addicts, you may be denying you have a problem. After all, masturbating is normal sexual behavior. But denying you have an excessive masturbation problem will only prolong and deepen the problem. You need to accept that there is a problem and recognize that the habit has a real and negative impact on your life.

Tip 2 Education

Educate yourself. Read, find information and literature about compulsive masturbation. You will quickly find that you are not alone and many others are suffering. But you will also learn that there are ways to overcome the problem.

Tip 3 Identify the trigger

Make a list of all of the stimulations that trigger your compulsive masturbation behavior. For many people, easy access to Internet porn, chat rooms like Chatroulette or Youtube videos can trigger the desire to masturbate. If it happens every time you are alone online, make a note of it. If it happens at the end of a long day, write it down. These and other situations are common triggers.

Tip 4 Create an avoidance Strategy

Create an avoidance strategy. Install a web filter on your computers and block pornography content. You can use advanced filtering setting to manage time online and avoid being online when you’re alone. Avoid the pitfalls and stay a master of your own domain.

Tip 5 Get Help

If you are having trouble managing the problem with self control, as happens with most addicts, seek help from a friend or significant other. Ask them to be your sponsor. Use an Internet filter software to help avoid the situations that trigger masturbation and can even allow your sponsor to monitor your internet use. If you feel uncomfortable with the sponsor approach, then seek professional help to cope with your addiction to masturbation.

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