Unusual Masturbatory Practice as an Etiological Factor in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction in Young Men


Bronner, Gila; and Ben‐Zion, Itzhak Z.


2014 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Vol. 7, pp. 1798–1806

  • This clinical study discusses how compulsive masturbation, often accompanied by compulsive pornography use, is linked to sexual dysfunction.
INTRODUCTION: Masturbation is a common sexual activity among people of all ages throughout life. It has been traditionally prohibited and judged as immoral and sinful by several religions. Although it is no longer perceived as a negative behavior, masturbation is often omitted in the diagnostic inquiry of patients with sexual problems.

AIMS: The aims of this study are to increase the awareness of clinicians to the importance of including questions regarding masturbatory habits in the process of sexual history
  • "The four cases in this study indicate that the detailed questioning of masturbatory habits is crucial for a thorough assessment and adequate treatment of sexual problems in men. We propose specific questions on masturbatory behavior as well as a diagnostic and therapeutic flowchart for physicians and sex therapists to address those problems."
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