Do ejaculation by masturbation or sex have same impact on health?

I have this question that if ejaculating semen by masturbation is same to having sex with a girl and ejaculating… as in both cases ur semen comes out of your body …

or masturbation is more harmful.
like if someone does sex with a girl once a week… or he masturbates once a week… are they cause differnt impacts or same… any one to clarify ?

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I’m not an expert but I’ll try to explain the things I know, first of all it depends on the person with whom you are having sex

For example, if you are having sex with a sex workers you are simply doing masturbation in a new way, there is no love, you will enjoy for a moment but after a while everything will be gone quickly just like when you masturbate. Your brain will release same levels of dopamine.

But on having sex with the person you love, you will feel love, joy, pleasure and of course orgasm, those things will release loads of harmones and it has tones of benefits.

Also having sex once in a week will definitely increase your stamina and endurance but masturbation will definitely make you lose it.

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I think you’re right.
But I also think that NoFap is all about “semen retention”.
I know there’s lots of myths and stories surrounding the term but it’s the very basis of NoFap. Many of the attributes and benefits of NoFap are linked to semen retention.
But then again there are different types of nofappers (Easy mode, hard mode etc).
So to answer the question of @samichamp95, in my opinion masturbation nor sex is in the end healthy for your brain as it fucks the dopamine receptors (when I mean sex isn’t healthy for your brain it’s in heavy quantity, one sexual act once in a while insn’t the same as in every single week / nights).
The goal in the end stays the same, you fight to “rewire” your brain and thus your dopamine receptors to appreciate life more / be more productive and resourceful.

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Yes, I agree with you,

Too much of anything is good for nothing

Sex is good but as the proverb says, don’t get too much of it as it won’t be good.

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Hey there,

New opinion here. I think neither masturbation nor sex are bad for your health, and at the same time both can have a negative impact on you.

But masturbation as most of us experience it because of porn and since we are addicted vs sex how it can be with the right person is as most people say: sex is better for you than masturbation.

But in the end it all depends on your mindset and the way you approach things. Masturbation for most of us is linked to a lot of negative emotions: loneliness, shame, sometimes depression, stress etc. Since we are addicted, we masturbate to treat or numb these emotions.
On the other hand, someone who just masturbates sometimes when he feels like it and has the time to do so, and loves himself and uses it to treat himself and care about his body, it can have positive effects as well, like easing stress.

Same with sex. If you have sex with someone you trust and love, I agree with @EvilMorty. It releases all kinds of hormones that are proven to make you more content, happy and energetic etc. On the other hand if you just have sex with a hooker, or if you end up with someone you don’t really feel a connection with, it’s just masturbation with another person…

While I read some articles about it, I can also agree to this due to experience. I was in a toxic relationship some years ago and had sex while being clean, and it just caused me to be addicted again…while nowadays I am in a healthy relationship and the way I feel during and after sex now is worlds apart.
Same with masturbation. I mostly have a bad connection with it like most of you, but there were a few times were porn wasn’t involved where I couldn’t feel any harmful impact the next days

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The thing is when you have sex with someone you deeply care about you’re not masturbating alone in your bed, thus you don’t feel that what you did was wrong and you don’t feel guilty about it.

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True!
Also, there is scientific proof that intimate contact with a real person, for example simple kissing, releases hormones in your brain that are responsible for a deeper content, in contrary to the rush of simple pleasure that you get while orgasming.
Talking and spending time with your partner after that feeling is what makes you happy, not the act of just ejaculating.
While, as you say, when you ejaculate alone, you are left with just yourself and the loathing if you are addicted

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