Can masturbation result in development of sexual disorders?

By Dr. Praveen Tripathi - January 20, 2019

The answer is no, this is a myth. Masturbation cannot result in the development of any sexual disorder. However, there is a catch here. People who have a sexual disorder (say erectile dysfunction), often start avoiding sex as they are afraid of further failures and accompanying embarrassment, and rather start preferring masturbation over sexual intercourse. In these patients, masturbation plays a role in maintenance and aggravation of the sexual dysfunction.

Various rumours and myths are circulated among all ages regarding masturbation and due to lack of process communication and knowledge, these become believable at times. But there is little chance of masturbation resulting in the development of sexual disorders.