Is excessive masturbation harmful?
No. There is no such thing as excessive masturbation. Just as ‘excescies’ of coitus cannot lead to weakness, so also ‘excess’ of masturbation. The basic mechanisms of masturbation and coitus are the same. In masturbation it occurs singly and in
coitus it occurs conjugally. Further, physiologically, it is disuse and not use, which leads to atrophy. However, one needs to distinguish excessive masturbation from compulsive masturbation, which is an entity in itself.