Masturbation is a normal go-to pleasurable activity, and while it is considered healthy activity, there are some negatives. Although it is not confirmed that masturbation can cause lower back pain, overindulgence in masturbation surely can. While it affects body psychologically, it does so biologically as well! One of the major side effects that plague men are lower back pain. Figuring out remedies and reasons behind why this might be the case has moved on to friendly group chats to figure out this anomaly.

There have been reports of pain in the pelvic area and lower back area or tailbone region after masturbating. This doesn’t deem a complete cause and effect relationship though - not everyone who masturbates or even masturbates too much suffers from back pain. But too much of anything can be a bad thing - even pleasurable activities. There is no reasonable reason where back pain is a side effect of masturbation, but can be a sign of over masturbation or sexual exhaustion.

This can have a significant influence on sex lives because once the body is acclimatised to climaxing through masturbation, it can lead to premature ejaculation (PE) when aroused a little. Everyone needs a break to please their sex drives, but this is not the kind of break men usually hope for. Doctors may recommend masturbation as a healthy activity, but dependency on masturabation could be a downfall with side effects that are far from pleasurable.

Men tend to choose masturbation to relieve performance anxiety or save them the trouble of an uncomfortable conversation about PE. Taking matters into your own hands - pun intended - is an encouraged activity but too much of it can throw hormones out of whack.

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Masturabting too many times reduces the production of neurochemicals such as oxytocin, testosterone, DHEA and DHT. The decrease in these releases a hormone called prostaglandin E2, an inflammatory hormone, that causes the lower back pain most men complain about. Fire is necessary but in the form of passion, not a discomforting inflammatory bodily response.

It’s more of a cascade effect to other sexual issues if the cause behind lower back after ejaculation isn’t looked at. Remember there isn’t a direct correlation between masturbation and the side effects of lower back pain - but that isn’t a good thing. If left alone, PE isn’t the only side effect that is worrisome.

While this may seem to be a coy topic to get advice on, there are underlying health conditions that affect the prostate that can cause back pain. Not to mention back pain has quite a few reasons that like slipped discs, so a diagnosis is probably a better shot at a cure.

Medically reviewed by Rishabh Verma, RP

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