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      Default link between masturbation and anxiety?

      I've read that masturbation and porn can cause general feelings of anxiety and low confidence and self esteem. In general it can cause social anxiety and seclusion from the real world. When I read this I identified with it and have actively tried to change my ways.

      Im not saying that people who are happy in themselves and have perfectly normal relationships should not masturbate. THere is a place in life for masturbation but I do think that if you are going through social anxiety problems then masturbation does not help. Obviously I can only comment from my own situation.

      It particularly the aspect of spending time watching porn and continually satisfying desires that really should be satisfied by conducting meaningful relationships with women.

      In short masturbating is just preventing these relationships being formed because when you relieve the tension you no longer have the desire to actively do something about being single.

      Over the last couple of months I decided to stop masturbating and looking at porn to see if it changed my feelings. I can say that overall I felt more motivated to go out and do things that would help me meet women. I also felt less anxious than normal, perhaps because I was no longer shamed at what I was doing not that theres anything wrong with masturbation.

      But I would say that since I've stopped it has helped in other aspects of my life. It does get very difficult even after a few days but I've learned self control and managed to resist the urge. I did have to have one after 2 weeks but I just almost did it to stop the pressure building and I didn't feel so bad afterwards because I then waited another 3 weeks.

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      I'll just add that I have met several women through doing social activities and am now hoping to take it to the next stage.

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      I think that it could cause anxiety if it is a source of shame for you. Otherwise I don't think there are any proven links.

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      I have always been curious but I've never seen anyone brave enough to ask it bluntly. I agree with what coraline said, it makes sense.

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      I agree with Coraline also.
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      I mean more that its the act of masturbating on your own that adds to the social anxiety. Whilst you are content with only getting self satisfaction then you are not going to progress to meeting people and developing a meaningful relationship.

      I'm not talking so much about the act of masturbating, which is normal and does not cause anxiety feelings as a result of doing it.

      Im talking about a specific scenario of a person who is reclusive and mastubates a lot to porn, they become so used to this that they never break the cycle. IN this respect it is adding to their social anxiety.

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      Then it's something else going on, not the masturbation.
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      I can see what you are saying, its not a root cause, there has to be some problem there in the first place. But I think that for someone who has a social anxiety problem it can add to their problem.

      I read that some people get post-coital guilt after masturbating, and that this can lead to depression and anxiety.

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      Again, it's not down to the masturbation itself. The masturbation only produces anxiety when this action is seen as shameful.
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      post-coital guilt is something you can't control, its nothing to do with thinking that masturbating is shameful. You enjoy the act of masturbating but you cannot control the feeling afterwards, its just something that just happens.

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