Men's Health Week on June, 2020: is mastrubation good for men's health?
Men's Health Week 2020.
There are no clear studies that prove that masturbation is healthy and keeps the prostate healthy. For every study that says it is, there is one that says it does not. The prostate is not a muscle but a gland, so it cannot get stronger by using it more. Over-use (3 ejaculations or more a week) would cause abbrasions, which can cause it to become congested and inflamed, which can lead to prostate issues.
Frequent masturbation and ejaculation (more than 3 times a week) stimulate acetylcholine/parasympathetic nervous functions excessively, resulting in the over production of sex hormones and neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine, dopamine and serotonin. Abundant and unusually amount of these hormones and neurotransmitters can cause the brain and adrenal glands to perform excessive dopamine-norepinephrine-epinephrine conversion and turn the brain and body functions to be extremely sympathetic. In other words, there is a big change of body chemistry when one excessively pratices masturbation.
Note: Masturbation is a healthy sexual behavior. Like other behaviors, when over practiced or addicted it can lead to both psychological and physiological imbalances.
The side effects of such changes to the body include:
Fatigue. Feeling tired all the time
Lower back pain
Stress / Anxiety
Thinning hair / Hair Loss
Soft / Weak Erection
Eye floaters or fuzzy vision
Groin / Testicular Pain
Pain or cramp in the pelvic cavity or/and tail bone
If above symptoms are experienced, you need to restore the balance of brain's acetylcholine / parasympathetic ratio, reduces the level of sex hormones in the body, and sedates sympathetic nervous function, or the symptoms would become worse.
At 13, it's fairly common to have a tighter foreskin. That's simply because you have not pulled it back much before. I went through that, too, and now it's perfect.
What you need to do is just pull the foreskin the most you can when you shower (when soft) and wash the head and rub it a little. It should only take a few seconds. That'll encourage the head to separate from the foreskin and the foreskin to stretch. After a few weeks you'll see improvement. E-mail me if you have any questions (from my profile).
Sure, you may have to spend a few seconds pulling it back and rubbing the head to clean it, but being uncircumcised does give you advantages, too. For example, your head is more sensitive, and circumcision has been found to make masturbation more difficult.
So don't feel bad about it. Circumcision has become a lot less popular.
ABS Diet by Men's Health, 12 Power Foods?
I'm on this as well. About 2-3 weeks in, down 8 lbs. I'm frustrated because i'm not losing more right now but i definitely feel like my body is changing and you're right about the cravings...they're gone. I feel bad going into my cheat meal once a week but i thoroughly enjoy it then leave it behind me. The best source for success stories is the mens health website. Click on the discussions link and find the Abs Diet section within...you'll find a ton of stories there.