Is it true that quitting masturbation is good for your mental/physical health?
Jacking off actually has surprising health benefits...
Hell no. Abstaining from masturbation is often sold as a solution to life’s woes by the fellas of NoFap, but you can’t trust that any more than the promises made on a package of gas station dick pills. NoFap is a community that hosts challenges in which participants ("Fapstronauts") give up porn and masturbation for extended periods of time. Members insist that “fapstinence” provides loads of advantages from muscle growth to mental clarity to spiritual awakenings.
The problem is that their evidence is purely anecdotal, eg. Jeff stopped touching his sin-zone and then landed his dream job at SeaWorld riding atop dolphins and waving elegantly to crowds of awestruck children. But research suggests there are infinitely more health benefits to jacking off, including better mood, decreased feelings of stress and anxiety, relief from chronic pain, and improved sleep. NoFap is a problematic social movement because it fosters shame by labeling masturbation habits as “addictions,” and incites fear that masturbators could never achieve the American dream of retiring to Florida and riding jet skis with the finest hookers money can buy. Don’t fall for NoFap’s masturhater propaganda and stroke it ‘til the cows come home.