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by B.J. Lehecka, DPT, PhD | May 16, 2021 Several sexual dysfunctions have been related to excessive or abnormal masturbation practices. Reports include hypoactive sexual desire disorder (no or low sex drive), retarded ejaculation (persistent difficulty or inability to ejaculate, especially from stimulation by a partner), and ejaculatory anhedonia (ejaculation without pleasure or orgasm). Retarded ejaculation often involves being unable to orgasm via intercourse or partner stimulation. These patients reported the need to engage in their habitual masturbation protocols (such as rubbing against a mattress or vigorous self- “milking”) to achieve an orgasm. A significant number of patients with retarded...

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Featured, Masturbation, Mens Health, Testosterone -

Article by: B.J. Lehecka, DPT, PhD Contribution by: Some data suggest males average a 17% cyclic increase in testosterone every 20-22 days. Those cyclic periods ranged from 8-30 days and 9-28% of average testosterone levels in study participants. Evidence also suggests peak testosterone levels in males may be more likely on weekends or in 28-day full-moon intervals (among males trying to conceive with a female partner).  Although there is other evidence that male testosterone levels do not change in relation to a partner’s ovulation. Testosterone concentration in males is higher in the fall, peaks in December, and is lowest in the late...

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Featured, Masturbation, Pornography -

“To fap or not to fap? That is the question.” Porn and masturbation are everywhere–comedy, music, TV, etc. and it seems like everybody’s doing it these days! In the world of “no-fappers” though (men who abstain from masturbation), you’ll find a shocking list of all-stars and real life superheroes. Who is and isn’t watching porn?  Let’s first break this down and look at who is and who is not watching porn and masturbating. First of all: No, not EVERYBODY is doing it. There are groups and programs online with hundreds of thousands of followers improving their lives through the benefits...

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by B.J. Lehecka, DPT, PhD | May 13, 2021 Average internet pornography consumption was 75 minutes per week by males (which equates to about 10 minutes/day or 65 hours/year) and 17 minutes per week by females (15 hours/year) in a study of 832 adults aged 18-72 in 2016, and average use has been on the rise in recent years. In a 2020 study, 92% of men and 60% of women reported pornography consumption in the past month. The average age of first exposure to internet pornography was found to be between ages 12 and 15 in a 2016 study. Mental...

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Pornography, Teens -

by B.J. Lehecka, DPT, PhD | May 13, 2021 The prevalence of pornography use by adolescents varies between studies, anywhere from 43% to 96%. The frequency of pornography use among adolescents appears directly related to the frequency of substance/drug use (50% higher odds of substance/drug use was associated with pornography use), casual sex behavior, sexual aggression, dating abuse, delinquent behavior, depression, condomless sex, early sexual debut, and an increased number of sexual partners. A study of nearly 4,000 10-15-year-olds found exposure to violent x-rated material predicted an almost 6-fold increase in the odds of self-reported sexually aggressive behavior. In a...

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