The question is, is masturbation harmful to health? Anything done in excess is going to create a problem, human tendency is always like this that if you derive pleasure, high out of something, you want to do it more and more, till it comes to a level that it becomes your addiction and that is really really harmful. Herewith an addiction, you are not just destroying that organ but destroying actually your whole life because of that. Ayurveda says that one drop of semen is like 40 drops of your bone marrow, it is so much strong, similarly 1 drop of semen is equivalent to 50 drops of blood, so understand every time a person masturbates, so much energy is getting wasted, for what? For pleasure, which is very wrong.
Consequently, it leads to nutrition deficiencies, loss of hair, dryness of skin, in fact, all the symptoms of old age starts’ know one boy who came to me, he was totally frustrated, very dejected, he said my life is ruined and he told me why. He told me that he used to do masturbation every night, the moment he was alone, at night he would be masturbating without that he couldn’t sleep, now this dependency on masturbation was creating a problem for him and he was doing for years together. After marriage, he couldn’t perform, it was like impotency, erectile dysfunction, he was miserable, the wife was miserable, he couldn’t have a child and it was misery all over. His family, wife’s family, and his entire world was suffering, why why? Because an excess of anything, it is harmful and he did nothing else but excess of masturbation in his life, apart from this, excess of such act is going to make your career also in a poor condition because your focus will be lost your concentration will be lost, you will not be able to do your work so efficiently as you should have done otherwise this is very similar to the addiction of alcohol and smoking. Person totally gets deluded. Some argue and say that there are benefits of masturbation and it should be done, is there any benefit? Let’s understand.
Yes, it definitely helps you in calming down the sexual urges,it releases sexual tension but why nowadays sexual tension arises?In young age, energy is so high, that’s why in olden times they used to get married much younger age, it had its own drawbacks, but sexual energy was managed very well and now people have not married till quite a long age so that energy how we would manage,so this is the process through which it would manage but then It should be understood that anything in excess is bad, do once in a month or maybe twice in a month would be more than enough, otherwise it is going to create a disaster, for you and for the family. It would slowly get into an addiction which would be wrong. This act is a very good stress buster too, medical science says that your body releases a happy hormone which helps you to manage your stress, but then it has a very temporary effect, we should know that, then what? you should know how to handle the stress otherwise also, not just through this. One very important point is, that sex is totally self-reliant sex, you are under stress and you know how to release the stress and you do something accordingly.In sadhu sanyasis also are dependant on this activity too because they deal with self-management so they manage their sexual energy also very strong.
Once in a while, they release, otherwise, they uplift their energy. In yoga, lots of activities are there, when you try to uplift your energy, sadhus do that. Why is masturbation becoming an addiction in today’s youth?This is because at this age, the sexual urges are at the highest, the main problem is exposure to porn content. Today’s youth are exposed to vulgarity, in almost all the areas like social media, advertisements, films and all these things attract them very strongly. Almost 80-90% of internet usage is on porn and that is the whole problem. Today’s youth is exposed to all such things very easily and that affects their psyche very strongly and you should know that this porn addiction leads to masturbation addiction too. So how to control this masturbation?Addiction is a part of your subconscious mind. Subconscious means deep-rooted, so it will take a lot of effort to overcome this addiction. You should learn to divert your energy,and here are few ways through which you will definitely divert your energy to be more productive, more useful. Always be around people,go out with friends families and do some productive activities.Keep your mind cheerful and active all the time.In case you have nobody around, you find yourself lonely then you should indulge in some hobby.
That’s our second point, develop some hobby. Among hobbies, reading books is a wonderful hobby, always keep books with you, another hobby is like going for a trek going with nature,you know, climbing up jumping,all these could be wonderful things. You know pottery drawing painting all such hobbies are really engrossing, a person could really love. Photography is also a wonderful hobby and yoga, a person must develop some interest in yoga.In yoga there are few techniques which would really help to uplift your energy level,instead of going downwards, energy can be shifted upwards and these techniques are wondering where you will have more mastery over your body, your mind over your emotions. , so here is one very good breathing technique where you are first inhaling fully and then having a long exhalation and then you are pulling your stomach in and holding your breath .Hold your breath for some time as long as you feel comfortable and relax. This technique called as shunyaka is wonderful to uplift energy.
The second technique is Uddiyana bandha, Here you sit in padmasana preferably, if cant sit then sit in sukhasana, hold both your knees with the palm and bend a little bit forward, and now breathe in and while breathing out give pressure on your knee with your palm and try to tuck your stomach in when you breath out completely, here you have to contract your anal muscle also tightly which is known as Ashwini mudra, and try and tuck your chin to your notch and stay in this position for some time then relax yourself relax your anal muscles make your head straight and inhale. Now this has to be done with practice but it is a wonderful technique to have good amount of control over your energy.
The third technique is bhadrasana, you can sit and in bhadrasana position and stay for some time little bit of butterfly movement would also be wonderful, and do the same in the lying down position. lie down supine, fold your legs, bring it to your bottom and then hold your legs with your hands and move your knee in butterfly position for some time and then stay steady for some more time so this is how you will have a good pelvic exercise and it would definitely help in strengthening your sexual organs. Apart from these yoga asanas and yoga techniques, activity physically is very much required, so running, climbing, playing some game, football, badminton, tennis is very very important, we should be active. Swimming also is a wonderful exercise which you should do and see we are using our energy constructively with all that your body will be fit you will definitely be having more control over every part of your body, and by which you will strengthen your system. all these activities you may be doing every day very religiously, but remember, sometimes you may fail, sometimes you may indulge, because after all, it is an addiction, don’t worry, don’t put yourself down don’t feel guilty about it, accept, things would slowly improve and I tell you, person, definitely improve if a person is determined, so carry on do your part, put your effort and see that you come out of this addiction in your life and be a successful person in all field.