23-02-2021 / Health and Fitness

Masturbation and Its effect on Kidney- Benefits, and Side Effects

Masturbation is an act of rejuvenating one's physical as well as mental status. There is a widespread notion that masturbation has ill-effects on health in the long run. Many people believe that masturbation causes problems in the Kidney.

Masturbation and Its effect on Kidney- Benefits, and Side Effects
Mazia Ahmed Mazia Ahmed

Mazia Ahmed

MSc Nutrition Science, Ph.D. Scholar


  • Since the emergence of the internet in the present times, the flow of information has gotten a new spike. Apart from the innumerable benefits of internet technology, there are some significant concerns too. It is exceedingly evident that the information available on the internet has no boundary and can be accessed by anyone around the globe, but the real question is that whether this readily available information can be trusted. Does it have any basis? The answer to this question is that this information sometimes lacks evidence/research. Professional researchers' portals and websites can indeed be trusted as a rigid base backs this information.

  • Health and lifestyle sectors are the most versatile ones as the information ranges from technical subjects of medicine to topics that are considered sensitive according to Indian culture and traditional thinking. One of the most searched topics about human health is masturbation and its effects on overall health. Many people are concerned about the impact of frequent masturbation or how one can abstain from such an act. Let us talk about this topic more extremely and light on the actual results of masturbation on human health.

  • First of all, we need to understand that getting indulged in masturbation isn't a shameful thing but is a basic need of the human body. Masturbation is an act of rejuvenating one's physical as well as mental status. Both men and women use this process to refresh themselves or simply for pleasure. There is a widespread notion among people across the world that masturbation has ill-effects on health in the long run. Many people believe that masturbation causes problems in the Kidney. In contrast, some believe that masturbation is a process of uselessly draining energy. With the help of our well-researched information, let us now check whether these statements have any authenticity or not. 

  • Masturbation involves pleasuring one's own body without any partner. It involves satisfying their body requirement through their private parts. It is a healthy way to know about the intensity of your body by exploring your limits. As many people lack actual knowledge in this regard, theories relating to benefits from abstaining from masturbation are prevailing. There is no such basis for the statements that concretely talk about abstaining from sexual activities for leading a longer & healthy life. 

    Masturbation statistics all over the globe

Masturbation statistics all over the globe (Source: World's Largest Masturbation Survey, TENGA 2018).

Benefits of Masturbation

Before finding out the adverse effects of masturbation on human health, we must look at the positive results.

Hormone Release

Masturbation releases healthy hormones like dopamine, oxytocin, etc. When a person reaches an orgasm, he/she experience the release of such hormones that eases the mind and body of a person.

Enhances Mood

Masturbation improves the mood of a person as it is an act of self-care. Orgasm adds to complete well-being by making you comparatively happier.

Masturbation Elevate your mood

Improves Concentration

Once the urge of sexual pleasure is satisfied, making the human mind stress-free, the brain helps the person concentrate more effectively as there are no distractions.

Better Sleep

The quality of sleep gets better post masturbation as it relaxes the entire body. Both the physical and mental stature of a person gets improved when the body reaches the state of orgasm.

Reduces Tension

As masturbation helps in lowering the blood pressure, it makes the person stress-free. Studies have shown that masturbation releases tension and relaxes the body.

Side Effects of Masturbation

  • These are only a few and widely renowned aspects of masturbation that are positive. There are many more benefits of masturbating in a controlled way. As this article is about exploring the effects (if there are any) of masturbation on human health, specifically the Kidney, we need to look around the negative side of masturbation on human health.

  • By now, it is well-established that masturbation not only satisfies the sexual urge of the human body but also helps in promoting overall health and lifestyle. If masturbation is done within a limit, then it has several positive effects. 

  • When any such activity/thing becomes an obsession, it becomes an issue for the health so that other activities of our day-to-day regime get directly affected by it. 

  • Let us now talk about some of the adverse effects of masturbation on human health. When a male/female excessively masturbates, there are chances that he/she is addicted to it, and there is no self-control in this regard. 

  • This can be due to the excessive use of pornography while masturbating or due to increased dependency on masturbation. A study has found out that a large percentage of people use masturbation as a means of developing their mood or relaxing their bodies. Further, in many cases, people have hurt their sexual organs due to the high frequency of the activity. 

  • In contrast, an ideal way to do so is by attaining an overall quality lifestyle by using other rejuvenating means. Thus, masturbation has various physiological as well as psychological benefits on human health.

  • Coming back to the primary question of this piece of writing explores the possibility of the adverse effects of masturbation on the Kidney. 

  • To understand this, we must first study the uses and functions of kidneys and check if masturbation and kidney functioning are connected in any way. The essential functions of the Kidney are excreting the toxic waste, producing hormones, etc. It deals with the body's fluids and filters them by removing the unhealthy & excessive liquids via urine. Here are some of the dots that many people use to connect masturbation with kidney problems.

  • There is a misconception that masturbation causes pain in the lower part of the back, linked to the Kidney's position in the human body. But a reliable study has found that lower back pain occurs due to improper body posture while masturbating.

Masturbation and UTI problem
  • Urinary Tract Infection is another dimension of kidney-masturbation linkage. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is common among people who don't follow hygienic habits while masturbating. Thus, it is not a kidney dysfunction due to masturbation, but masturbation is not done under the cleanliness. It is true that sometimes, Urinary Tract Infection can reach up to the Kidney and causes infection there too. Still, we must acknowledge the fact that it is not due to only masturbating but doing it incorrectly. Therefore, it is safe to say that masturbation doesn't affect the Kidney in any direct way.

Word of Wisdom

  • Contrary to the widespread fear of harmful effects on kidneys, masturbation can minimize kidney stones' size. A recent study had shown the relevant results of dispelling the stones in the Kidney. If masturbation is done in a controlled way, along with some prescribed medication, it can show many great results to a kidney patient.

  • Another dimension here is discouraging stereotypical knowledge. As responsible adults, we need to do self-research and accept the facts backed by proper research. We need to begin the normalizing of discussion on such topics that are considered ill by Indian societies. Getting affected by any activity done in excess is another thing, for which a consulting medical expert is recommended.

  • The myths that talk about the negative impacts of masturbation, like infertility, kidney problems, blindness, etc., must be busted by spreading awareness in people. Therefore, with the help of this article, we can now conclude that masturbation has nothing to do with kidney problems. It has a large number of proven health benefits if done in a controlled way.

  • Addiction and guilt are the two aspects that people are afraid of, but there is a need to understand the positive side. Thus, promoting the culture of a healthy lifestyle must be our first priority, and spreading correct awareness a second one.


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