Masturbation Addiction

Private Confidential Counselling For Masturbation Addiction in Sydney & Online


Addiction to masturbation is a non gender specific pathology of an otherwise healthy sexual behaviour. Men and women can be affected by masturbation disorder. Here, the desire to masturbate is driven by excessive erotic fantasy and misguided sexual arousal. Addicts use masturbation to relieve strong sexual tension triggered by a variety of underlying dysphoric states. These may include trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, dissatisfaction, or grief. Individuals, living with a masturbation disorder have lost control over their sexual arousals, and what drives them. These sexual addicts are unable to stop their compulsive masturbation habit on their own, even if they dislike their action and are fully aware of the potential, or realistic, negative consequences.

PLEASE NOTE 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 behaviour, and may, but not exclusively, be influenced by a variety of masturbation aids such as pornography, online sex, social media, erotic reading, film sex scenes, lingerie images, stockings and shoes, swimwear magazines, telephone sex talk, animations, drugs, and an array of sex fetishes.

Sex addicts commonly report severe mood shifts before and after their  masturbation act. Moods, leading up to the act, may be driven by severe cravings, unmanageable worry or irritability, sleeplessness, crippling stress or boredom, social isolation, anger, self loathing, meaninglessness, and/or difficulty connecting with a partner, and/or difficulty with sexual intimacy. Following an unavoidable masturbation acting out episode, addicts may regret significant losses of time, they may fall into depression particularly if depression already pre exists in their lives. Some sex addicts may require lengthily periods of physical and mental recovery due to exhaustion, self loathing, or shame.


Addiction to masturbation can be assumed when the need to masturbate has taken over, or interferes with, other areas of one’s life. Masturbation addicts have developed dependency on extreme sexual relief to cut off underlying feelings, similar to using a strong painkiller. Life quality and self development of a masturbation addict may be stunted, including their ability to develop intimate relationships. In individual cases, masturbation addicts may miss out engaging in satisfactory friendships, or in social interactions with others. In the extreme, addicts may not be able to sustain a workplace commitment, and may miss out on financial security.


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 drugs, selected sex aids, sex toys, 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.****


Are you seeking confidential sex therapy to treat your addiction to masturbation? Contact Affirmotive Sex Addiction Australia ASAA in Sydney today. Book or Enquire Online, or call our Sexual Health Therapist and Principal Counsellor Heide directly (+61) 02 9380 4486 or email