Masturbation Addiction

Private Confidential Counselling For Masturbation Addiction in Sydney & Online


Addiction to masturbation is a pathology of an otherwise healthy sexual behaviour. In masturbation addicts, the desire to masturbate is driven by excessive erotic fantasy and misguided sexual arousal. Addicts use masturbation to relieve strong sexual cravings triggered by a variety of non erotic emotional states, including; stress, agitation, frustration, worry, anxiety, emotional problems, aloneness, dissatisfaction, anger, grief, or sleeplessness. Individuals living with compulsive masturbation problems have lost control over their sexual desires and arousals. This group of sexual addicts are unable to stop their compulsive masturbation habit, even if they dislike their action and are fully aware of potential, or realistic, 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, 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, sex models, prostitutes, drugs, and an array of sex fetishes.

Sex addicts commonly report moderate to severe mood shifts before and after the masturbation act. Mood swings may be driven by severe cravings, unmanageable anxiety and stress, boredom, flatlining, social isolation, regret, anger, rage, self loathing, low energy, low self esteem, loss of motivation, meaninglessness, difficulty connecting with a partner, difficulty with sexual intimacy, ‘dark thoughts’, feeling lost or alone, 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, or interferes with other areas of one’s life. Masturbation addiction has a potential to stunt an addict’s quality of life and self development, as well as their ability to developing sexual intimacy in relationships, or in individual cases, engaging in satisfactory friendships or social interactions with others.


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