Masturbation and Premature Ejaculation (PE): Does “NoFap” Cure PE?

UltraPharmRX Medical Team

UltraPharmRX Medical Team

The idea of potentially masturbating too much and its consequences has entered many men’s minds. After all, some do struggle with excessive masturbation.

The endless supply of pornography on the internet, for instance, has drastically reshaped how our society works, and for some men, this abundant prevalence of porn can lead to behavioral patterns that they might be embarrassed or feel guilty about.

In some extreme cases, it might entice them to replace healthy sexual relationships with constant masturbation.

However, just because you’re projecting negative connotations on masturbation doesn’t mean it’s harmful to you. We all know that addiction to pornography has been a thing nowadays, but correlating frequent masturbation to negative health outcomes is unfounded at best.

 

What is “NoFap,” anyway?

 

NoFap is a retread of arguably outdated perceptions about masturbation conflated with abstinence, with a little twist. NoFap proponents assert that abstaining from masturbation benefits your health and that porn consumption is harmful. 

Add a bit of Reddit into the mix, and you get a so-called movement of individuals engaging in “no fap” challenges for 30 days during November as the culminating event of the year: “No Fap November.”

They also have this thing called a “reboot” challenge for members to promise not to consume porn, masturbate, and orgasm for 90 days for health benefits.

Sensible as it may seem for some, the fact of the matter is there is no scientific research backing NoFap’s claims. Neither have researchers proven that excessive porn consumption and masturbation lead to conditions like premature ejaculation.

 

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Does NoFap Cure Premature Ejaculation?

 

So, does going NoFap help ease or treat premature ejaculation (PE)? Let’s examine the evidence.

One, no scientific evidence suggests any link between gaining health benefits by abstaining from masturbation, as demonstrated in a 2016 study examining PE and nerve test responses.

On the other hand, there isn’t much evidence either as far as correlating PE with consuming pornography on the internet. 

There is a negative mental correlation between people who believe they might be addicted to porn or masturbation and sexual health issues like premature ejaculation.

Moreover, while consuming copious amounts of porn or constantly masturbating may not cause any health problems, feeling guilty about doing so might.

Recent research shows no evidence that porn consumption, even self-identified porn addiction, leads to premature ejaculation or similar sexual dysfunctions. 

Rather, the correlation exists between people who THINK they’re addicted to porn and the occurrence of actual sexual dysfunction.

The authors of the aforementioned study did suggest that self-perception of addiction might be considered by mental health professionals as a contributor to sexual health issues, but porn addiction itself as a cause wasn’t thoroughly established.

In short, your self-perceptions about porn consumption and masturbation might be harming your sexual performance more than what you’ve been viewing on porn streaming sights do – however, we don’t know that for sure yet.

 

How Do I Treat Premature Ejaculation?

 

We will say this: if you have textbook symptoms of or are diagnosed with premature ejaculation, no amount of “NoFapping” will work based on studies, nor will medical health professionals recommend you to do it. 

Physical techniques like the start-stop and squeeze techniques for PE have mixed results as far as the science behind them, and your mileage may vary with their success. And while Kegel exercises (otherwise known as pelvic floor exercises) may help you regain some form of control over your PE symptoms, there’s no science-based guideline as to how often or how many pelvic floor exercises you should do to get the desired effect.

If premature ejaculation has been diagnosed as the problem, your healthcare might suggest treatment approaches such as using products like benzocaine wipes, sprays, or creams. These products help partially numb your penis’ sensitivity to sexual stimuli. And in doing so, they might help stop you from ejaculating too quickly and help improve you and your partner’s sexual satisfaction. Such products are probably the best, most efficient way to manage PE.

Another treatment of last resort may be using antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These drugs are used off-label for their side effect of delaying your ejaculations. They are sometimes prescribed to PE patients for that reason.

 

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The Final Word on NoFap and Premature Ejaculation

 

If you’re in the process of thinking about joining the so-called NoFap movement because you think excessive masturbation is ruining your life, go right ahead. You do you.

Masturbation’s impact on you may play a key role in what you perceive about sexual health, and it may be a way for you to cope with such negative perceptions with like-minded individuals who wish to ultimately change their private habits through abstention.

But there’s a better way for you to deal with such perceptions than creating an anonymous account and talking to random, faceless individuals about their masturbatory habits: you can talk to a single qualified healthcare practitioner.

Just one conversation with a specialist about your premature ejaculation symptoms and negative perceptions about your masturbatory habits may help you find better, more effective treatments since a healthcare provider can help you determine and understand what’s causing your problems.

Here’s the bottom line: premature ejaculation severities and symptoms vary among different people, and you probably shouldn’t be taking health advice from an echo chamber from anonymous amateurs on a message board.

And if you wish to be discreet about your problems, there’s a variety of online counseling services to keep what could be a difficult subject to talk about under wraps and lead you towards better treatment approaches. All it takes is one conversation.

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