Does Masturbation Cause Premature Ejaculation?

Man in bed thinking that masturbation has caused him to have premature ejaculation

No – masturbation does not cause premature ejaculation. Some men fear that frequent or excessive masturbation can cause premature ejaculation. But generally speaking, masturbating is a normal healthy activity that should not cause any issues.

But if you train yourself to ejaculate quickly during masturbation that could become a fixed habit. In fact, one of the causes for premature ejaculation is men practicing “rushed” masturbation during adolescence. Young men are often worried about being caught masturbating or watching porn, so they ejaculate quickly. Doing this over and over again conditions your body.

While this scenario is probably more common in young men, it can also happen to adults. So, it’s important to make sure that you practice healthy masturbation habits.

How to stop premature ejaculation that is caused by masturbation?

The answer is pretty straightforward. You use masturbation to re-educate or recondition yourself to not ejaculate quickly. Using sex therapy exercises such as the stop-start method and the squeeze technique you can unlearn the habit of premature ejaculation.

It’s important to note though that for men with premature ejaculation, practicing these exercises sporadically probably won’t help. It is important to have an organized treatment plan that includes different exercises that has increasing levels of intensity.

You can get this sort of treatment with the help of a certified sex therapist or with our online Premature Ejaculation Program.

About Dr. Michael Stokes

Mental Health Counselor and Sex Therapist

Dr. Michael Stokes is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in Rhode Island and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut who has a Doctorate in Professional Counseling and Supervision.

Dr. Stokes serves as a professional consultant for the Between Us Clinic. He is available for online teletherapy sessions. He also writes and reviews professional materials and articles.

In his private clinic, Dr. Stokes enjoys working with individuals and couples of all genders and sexual orientations who need additional support. He has years of experience providing sex therapy and can treat an array of sexual and intimacy disorders.