Self-pleasuring as a Stress Management Strategy

Stress is on the rise for many people. A 2017 U.S. survey found that 63% of Americans found the future of the country is a significant source of stress, 62% cited money worries as a stressor and 61% listed work issues as a significant cause of stress. There seem to be more causes of stress in recent years, and that’s not good for anyone. Stress can affect a man on every level, including male organ health, as men who are stressed out may tend to find it more difficult to perform sensually than men whose stress levels are lower. So with stress so prominent a concern, more men may want to consider a little self-pleasuring as one enjoyable way of helping to deal with all this tension.

The case for self-pleasuring
Why should self-pleasuring help relieve stress? Well, in the long term, it doesn’t. If a person is chronically stressed, he needs to figure out what his specific stress triggers are and then develop a range of strategies for dealing with them. But in the short term, many people find that self-pleasuring does give them temporary relief when they are feeling stressed out.

That’s because self-gratifying helps to lower blood pressure while at the same time releasing serotonin and dopamine, two substances that have the effect of calming a person’s stress. For men, it appears that maximum relief is usually achieved if a guy continues self-stimulating through seed release – but some men find stress reduction occurs even when their fondling does not lead to seed release.

How to use it
There aren’t very many men who need instructions on how to self-stimulate – but if a guy wants to use self-pleasuring as a stress management strategy, there are some things he needs to consider.

•Make the setting calm. A man’s stress levels may rise while he’s self-gratifying if he’s doing so in a setting which creates tension. For example, if he’s in a room with no lock on the door and is intensely worried that someone is going to walk in on him. In the ideal situation, a man will be in a room in which he feels totally at ease and comfortable. That’s not always possible – especially if a man is trying to relieve stress that is overwhelming him while he is at work – but whatever the setting, he should make it as stress-free as is possible under the circumstances.

•Erase guilt. Many men have a complicated relationship with their self-pleasuring and find that for various reasons they feel guilty when they stimulate themselves. Self-pleasuring will be much more effective as a stress reliever if a man is able to allow himself to indulge in the activity freely and without guilt. This may require discussing the reasons for his guilt with a professional and developing ways to address the issue.

•Get into it. The more freedom a man feels while self-fondling, the greater the stress relief. He should allow himself to use sensual toys, view adult material, moan, etc. if he feels the desire to do so. He should also do his best to give himself as much time as he desires to self-gratify. Again, this isn’t always possible, but if he is watching the clock rather than focusing on self-stimulating, he may be adding to his stress.

Self-pleasuring can help relieve stress, but by itself it is not enough to deal with a chronically stressful situation. Those in such situations need to seek experienced help.

Using self-pleasuring to handle stress is easier if the member is in good general health, so be sure to regularly used a superior male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Sometimes a guy gets carried away self-stroking and rubs his manhood a bit raw, so select a crème that contains a combination of moisturizing agents, such as shea butter and vitamin E, to provide soothing relief. The best crème will also include vitamin C, a key component of collagen which helps give male organ skin its elasticity and tone.

Visit for additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving male member sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy manhood. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.