Home > Experts > Question Question Posted by: Eric | 2016/07/17 Dr. Swart, there are many conflicting opinions about depression and masturbation. Do you believe masturbation helps or worsen depression? I have been diagnosed with clinical depression for several years. I frequently edge or extend my masturbating to last for hours at a time. I tend to lose control of my self restraint when I'm very aroused and try to contact or text female friends who are either married or unavailable. If masturbating is bad for depression, I think I would be better motivated to avoid getting too excited and trying to contact and involve a friend Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question 1 Our users say: Posted by: Anonymous | 2016/07/19 Don't text or phone your female friends as this could lead to the end of your friendships as they might find this very offending and it is plain sexual harassment! Masturbation must only be done by yourself or if you have a partner the two of you could masturbate together! If you find that masturbation has a negative effect on your depression, seek help and advise from a psychologist! Reply to Anonymous Have your say Your name (optional) Your comment Security × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Search health advice Find an answer × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Reply to Your name (optional) Your comment Security Close Submit comment Recently: Asked Questions Answered Questions Commented Questions My son is on 56mg concerta but only started last year LOWER BACK PAIN HUSBAND HAS SWOLLEN LYMTH NODE CLOSE TO HIS GROIN Womans chronic tension orgasm How many sleeping pills is too many? Womans chronic tension orgasm Could I be pregnant 11 weeks pregnant Cycts can ultrasound detect abortion if you are on abortion bleeding Hi im on depo for one month now and have gained 7kg despite of the fact that im using herbex slimming products.What can I di to stop the weight gain? Hormone Working for 4 years on Contract Not sure if my boyfriend is in our relationship My son is on a hunger strike because he got braces advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?