A question came in from a Faithful Reader concerning the frequency of jacking off; how often is too much?
Of course, during our years of raging hormones we're hiding our boners behind anything we can find because we are under the assumption that it's all about sex and we need to get our rocks off. So it's quite common to be stroking out a load numerous times per day.
As we age, the Testosterone levels off and we also begin to recognize the difference between those fits of hard-on's and the masturbatory activity slows down. The frequency with which men masturbate varies greatly from guy to guy, and situation to situation.
The reader says, at age 44, he still wanks once per day - twice if he and his spouse do not have sex in the evening. Perfectly normal. And, thankfully, he and his spouse are very open about sexual things. Some guys have naturally higher levels of Testosterone and he may be one of them.
He asked some male friends if they still jerked off regularly and they said no, they reserved orgasm for their spouses. These guys are either, 1. Lying, because to admit they whack off is tantamount to being a loser - only lame, single guys who can't get laid jerk off, or 2. Their T levels have significantly dropped off - which is normal for men in their 40's and 50's - and the interest in sex has dropped accordingly. I'm going to vote for #1.
According to Kinsey, married men in his age group have sex (on average) 2 to 3 times per month; a measeley 24 to 36 times per year! 85% admit to masturbating regularly, ostensibly to supplement the partner activity.
The reader also had seen articles which led him to worry that he may be addicted to sex. Yet, his activity does not interfere with his daily life commitments; it does not rule him, does not urge him to engage in risky sexual behavior: unprotected sex with numerous and anonymous partners.
2 or 3 ejaculations per month is not healthy. The medical community has been telling us for a little more than a decade now that men should cum at least twice per week.
Taking matters into your own hands is normal, and common.
Jacking off daily is actually healthy. Not only will it reduce the risk of many medical issues such as prostate cancer, it helps keep the tissues of the male genitals fully functioning.
It's the old adage "use it or lose it."
Don't lose it, guys.