Is masturbation bad?

Masturbation is the self-stimulation of the genitals for sexual pleasure, and it makes up a significant impact on an individual’s sex life and sexual health. There are a lot of stigmas associated with masturbation due to its association with conservative beliefs about sex. These negative biases affect the way masturbation is presented when in fact, there are several benefits to masturbation. Now, compulsive masturbation is another thing altogether. 

There isn’t an agreed-upon limit that dictates how much an individual should masturbate - it depends on many subjective factors. However, it is considered to be “too much” or compulsive or an addiction by experts if masturbation frequency and intensity disrupt an individual’s daily life. This would include negatively affecting responsibilities, causing mental frustration, interpersonal concerns if in a relationship, physical soreness, or any induced sexual dysfunction.