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Does Masturbation Cause Weight Loss? Addressing Some Common Myths.

Written by Nishant Garund
Medically Reviewed by Dr.Varuni Agarwal

Dr. Varuni Agarwal is an esteemed Ayurvedic physician specializing in
diagnosing diseases through Ayurvedic dosha imbalances and providing personalized treatments. She focuses on ahara (diet) and vihara (lifestyle) to manage and heal various ailments.

Does Masturbation Cause Weight Loss? Addressing Some Common Myths.

There are many myths revolving around masturbation. Out of those, one common myth that people hold is that it helps with weight loss. This thinking can be due to the fact that it causes a good amount of energy excursion. But is this true? Does masturbation cause weight loss? 

Let’s discuss these commonly asked questions below.

Can masturbation cause weight loss?

The notion behind weight loss due to masturbation comes from the science of burning calories. Masturbation causes the burning of calories. This happens because of the excessive use of energy involved in masturbation. It has been observed that the number of calories burned while masturbating is low.

When compared to other weight-loss activities such as running, jogging, cycling, swimming, etc, it was found that the amount of calories burned during masturbation was low as compared to these medium-to-high intensity weight-loss activities.

Sexual intercourse between a couple causes a comparatively higher number of calories burned than masturbation. Masturbation causes the burning of calories, but it does not burn as many calories, which can result in weight loss.

Therefore, it can be said that masturbation does not cause weight loss. For weight loss, one should focus on a balanced diet and a disciplined routine of exercises. Relying only on masturbation for weight loss will not work.

If not weight loss, are there any potential benefits of masturbation?

Yes, there are plenty of benefits to masturbation. From reducing stress to improving sexual performance, masturbation has some benefits associated with it. Let’s discuss some of these.

Reducing Stress:- Masturbation releases a hormone named endorphin in the body. Endorphins calm and relax your mind. This helps a person to ease stress and anxiety. 

Upliftment of mood: Masturbation uplifts the mood of a person. Stress reduction leads to the improvement of the overall attitude and enhances mental health. 

Improved sexual performance: Masturbation can help a person to know what enhances pleasure for them. Partners can discuss these things with themselves to understand each other’s sexual needs.

This can improve communication and the compatibility of partners with each other. Therefore, it may lead to an improvement in sexual performance.

Improved sleep quality: As discussed, masturbation leads to the release of endorphins, which relax and calm the mind. A relaxed and calm mind can help a person sleep better.

Final Words

Does masturbation cause weight loss? A straight answer to this question is no. This is a misconception that many people have. People often relate masturbation to weight loss due to the energy excursion involved in the process, especially during climax and orgasm. In reality, masturbation causes only a minor amount of calorie burn. As compared to other activities promoting weight loss, such as jogging, running, sports, etc., the amount of calories burned in these activities is much higher than masturbation. 

The number of calories burned while masturbating is low, which cannot lead to weight loss. For losing weight, a person should focus on a balanced diet along with a disciplined routine of exercises. Relying only on masturbation for weight loss will not work in the desired manner.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many calories burn in masturbation?

On average, a 15-minute session of masturbation might burn about 70 to 80 calories. This amount of burned calories is not enough for weight loss.

What happen if we release sperm daily?

Releasing sperm daily does not impact the health of a man. However, the effects may vary depending on various factors, such as frequency, preliminary health condition, sexual health, etc. 
If a person is feeling any issue due to releasing sperm daily, then the person should seek professional medical help.