Question: I am addicted to masturbation, i can feel the physical symptoms, please help me control it.
Dr Mittal's Answer:
Masturbation leads to a sense of calmness. Many individuals use it as a calming exercise. Over a period of time, in those with high anxiety levels, it can results in obsessive compulsive behaviour.
A step wise method to stop masturbation:
- Motivate yourself to stop
- Once you have stopped, you will experience a higher amount of sexual thoughts compelling you to perform the action
- To effective control masturbation, you have to control these intruding sexual thoughts
- Meditation, Self-hypnosis, introduction of alternative thoughts and actions are some very important ways to controlling them
- If you are not able to do so, you might need vitamins and medications to help your mind calm down. For the same consult a professional Neuro-psychiatrist