I am a 23-year-old man and have been masturbating everyday for the last seven years. Recently I had sex with my girlfriend and ejaculated in about three to four minutes. Is this because I masturbate every day? Also, does masturbating have any ill effects?
The simple answer is no. Ejaculating in three to four minutes is actually very normal and it’s only in porn that people seem to have vaginal intercourse for hours. In general, men tend to ejaculate in 4-5 minutes and it’s not a case of premature ejaculation. Secondly, masturbating is not the reason for ejaculating in 3-4 minutes. If anything, masturbating is actually a good thing in the sense that it allows your penis to get used to stimulation and will in fact delay ejaculation. It helps you appreciate your body more and trains you to respond to stimulation properly. You may also like to read about the health benefits of masturbation.
Please know that masturbating has no side-effects. It won’t make you go blind or grow hair on the back of your palm or make you infertile or give you grey hair. Those are all social constructs, myths created by a society which thought of masturbation as amoral and looked to stop people from indulging themselves. The KamaSutra, the world’s oldest sex manual actually has a list of techniques to masturbate and our ancient Indian culture didn’t think badly of it at all. So just relax and enjoy life and stop worrying about masturbating.