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Masturbation Addiction

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Addiction to masturbation is a disorder of an otherwise healthy sexual behaviour. In masturbation addicts, the desire to masturbate is driven by excessive erotic fantasy and misguided sexual arousal. Individuals living with compulsive masturbation problems have lost control over their sexual arousal. They are unable to stop their compulsive masturbation habit, even if they dislike their action and are fully aware of negative consequences.

Masturbation, in its healthy form, plays an essential role in retaining good sexual function and a state of sound mental health throughout life.


Masturbation addiction disorder is a compulsive state of frequent or prolonged masturbation behaviours, and may be, but not exclusively, influenced by a variety of masturbation aids such as pornography, online sex, erotic reading, TV sex scenes, lingerie catalogues, swimwear magazines, telephone sex, and fetishes.

Sex addicts commonly report moderate to very severe mood shifts before and after the act, including regret, anger, self loathing, low energy, loss of motivation, ‘dark thoughts’, significant loss of time, and lengthily periods of recovery after acting out masturbation episodes.

Addiction to masturbation can be assumed when the need to masturbate has taken over other areas of life. Masturbation addiction has a potential to stunt the addict’s quality of life and self development, their social interaction, and their ability to fulfil daily demands.


Masturbation addiction can include out of control sexual arousal at inappropriate times and in inappropriate places. In some cases, sex addicts may struggle with postponing their sexual urges and may act out masturbation where ever they are and despite being aware of risking police arrest and legal prosecution.


Auto erotica is a sexual state of self-arousal and euphoria. Auto erotica can extend into a form of sexual addiction, involving compulsive masturbation. Self-eroticism is practised alone with a purpose of achieving a heightened sense of a sexual experience. Acting out auto-erotic behaviours may include the use of selected sex aids and sex acts.

Warning! Repeated infliction of pleasure enhancing pain to the genitals may lead to permanent nerve damage and diminished ability to normal genital stimulation.


If you are seeking help to treat your addiction to masturbation, please contact Sex Addiction Australia in Sydney for information or booking a confidential consultation, call Heide (+61) 02 9380 4486 or email