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Masturbating

I think I have a problem. Given the chance I'll masturbate several times a day. I even do it out of boredom. Please tell me I'm not alone?

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Its not how often but rather is it impacting your life in general, ie are you avoiding work, family life, taking care of yourself and your home etc. If you smoked and had a not uncommon 20 a day it would take an hour or more from your day. I retire to masturbate, do the deed, orgasm, dress and be back out in the world in under 10 minutes max and probably more like 5 minutes. If I climax myself 4 times a day that is less than half the time the smokers waste and my passtime is healthy, fun and free.

You are not alone, but you should probably cut back. Try exercising, reading, anything to keep your mind busy. Try talking to your doctor. This compulsion may have underlying causes. Do you have sex on a fairly regular basis? Do you feel unable to control the urge? Are you just that bored? Not to be crass but it's not a productive hobby... if you have to, wash your hands before because BV is not fun.

 What is bv?
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 Bacterial vaginitis (bacterial infection of the personals)
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 Not to be crass but are you in training?
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 I'm done training. I'm a medical assistant. But it's kinda common sense dirty hands spread germs and our mucous membranes are the most susceptible (eyes, nose, mouthn genitalia, etc)
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I think its down to two things. Is it causing you any discomfort or soreness and secondly is the time you spend masturbating interfering with your day otherwise. I guess I spend on average 30 mins a day over three, maybe four sessions (a lot more on Sunday mornings). This is like watching a short TV program in terms of the time used and that is not an issue for me. I still have a full and active life and friends and family I engage with. My clitoris and vulva are not irritated by my play so hey I see no problem at all. If you can't be as positive about your masturbation then maybe you do have an issue.