Does masturbating cause erectile dysfunction?

Does masturbating cause erectile dysfunction?

Both Erectile dysfunction (ED) and masturbation are common happenings among men. Yet, there’s still an ongoing belief that masturbation causes ED. Thankfully, new reports answer the age-old question: Does masturbation cause erectile dysfunction? 

ED Defined

ED is when a man is unable to get an erection hard enough, or for long enough, to have sex or masturbate. It can be caused by a number of factors, and 40% of men experience it regularly. While masturbation isn’t a health condition, the statistics are still surprising; reports show 92% of men in the U.S. participate in the act.

The link between masturbation and ED

Here’s the good news; it is universally accepted that there is no link between masturbation and ED. The majority of scientific data confirms frequent masturbation doesn’t hurt one’s ability to gain or maintain erections, and any connection between the two is officially a myth.

ED is caused by a lack of blood flow to the penis, or if the brain isn’t sending signals correctly. Assuming standard techniques are used, masturbation doesn’t interfere with blood flow or nerve signals, thereby not affecting erections. 

It is true that a man may not be able to achieve an erection soon after ejaculation. This is usually just a common part of the male refractory period, and shouldn’t be confused with ED. The male refractory period is completely normal and can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. So if you need a break in between orgasms, don’t worry, it is not necessarily a sign of ED.

Masturbation has health benefits  

Masturbation is not a cause of ED. On the contrary, masturbation is widely considered a healthy activity. It can help to reduce stress, release tension, and improve sleep. In some cases, masturbation can even help ED. 

Masturbation does not directly cause erectile dysfunction symptoms.

When ED is caused by psychological issues like stress, performance anxiety, or depression, masturbation can be an effective method to gain back confidence needed to perform with a partner. In short, masturbation can help with your overall sexual health and wellness and can contribute to an improved sex life.

Treating erectile dysfunction naturally

Some men may find comfort in knowing that masturbation is not the reason for their ED, but are still seeking ED treatments. When it comes to achieving erections for the purpose of masturbation, not all ED treatments were created equal. One ED solution proven for masturbation is a new wearable device called Giddy. Giddy is registered with the FDA as a class II medical device for the treatment of ED without side effects from drugs. You can use Giddy alone, or with a partner, and if used correctly it will assist in achieving and maintaining healthy erections.

Begin your treatment for ED

This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. Is it Approved by Social Security and paid for through them

    1. Hi Robert! Thank you for your comment. Giddy is not paid for through social security at this time. Please check back in 2020!

  2. Would giddy be effective in treating ED that is the result of a radical prostatectomy?

    1. Hi Charles, thanks for your comment. Giddy’s ED Device is intended to help men with erectile dysfunction maintain sufficient penile rigidity for sexual intercourse, including men who have had a prostatectomy.

      We recommend that you consult your doctor before using any ED device. Giddy is not qualified to legally diagnose or prescribe any treatment. Everyone is different, and we cannot accurately speak to the specifics of your medical status or condition without a proper in-person evaluation by a doctor.

      Rest assured, if your ED does not improve with the use of our ED device, in combination with our online ED Educational Program, Giddy will refund your purchase.

      If you have any additional questions about the device that aren’t covered in our FAQs, please reach out to us at [email protected].

  3. I can not see how Giddy works, even though you explained it. How do you size yourself and should start with a small one and then move up in sizes. What is the cost for Giddy?

    1. Hi George, thanks for your comment. Giddy comes in four sizes. After purchasing, you’ll receive a link to our Fit Quiz that will help you determine the correct size Giddy to order. Giddys are currently on sale for $99.

    2. Hi George,

      Giddy comes in 4 different sizes in order to accommodate most men. Once you purchase Giddy, you will receive an email with our confidential Fit Quiz that will determine the perfect Giddy size for your body and ED level.

      Currently, Giddy is available for purchase on our website for a discounted price of $99 per 1-pack.

      Thanks for your questions, let us know if we can help answer any others that aren’t already listed in our FAQs!

  4. I,M THINKING THIS ANSWER IS OBVIOUS BUT HERE GOES ..CAN GIDDY HELP PEYRONIES DISEASE…THANK YOU

    1. Hi Michael,

      Thank you for your message. Giddy’s ED device is intended to help men with erectile dysfunction maintain sufficient penile rigidity for sexual intercourse. Unfortunately, in regards to Peyronie’s Disease, we’re not able to advise on your specific medical condition. We recommend speaking with your doctor about any specific health concerns you have.

      Thanks!

  5. I can’t even get an erection when masturbating. Will the Giddy help me in achieving an erection?

    1. Howdy Pete, thank you for your comment! It is not guaranteed that simply wearing a Giddy will cause you to achieve an erection. Giddy is designed to help facilitate blood flow into the penis when you are aroused, i.e. experiencing the physical or mental stimulus that causes your brain to send the proper signals. In other words, putting Giddy on in a non-sexual scenario that would not usually lead to an erection, is not likely to yield a result.

      While putting Giddy on is not guaranteed to cause the penis to go from flaccid to erect by itself, our 30-day personalized ED treatment program will cover a range of topics including communication and intimacy exercises that can help men achieve healthy, natural erections. Please let us know if you have any additional questions and our team is happy to help answer them.

  6. SO. this product is not covered by insurance and by simply wearing the device will not lead to an eruption? So do I still need to take Viagra while wearing the device?

    1. Howdy Fred, thank you for your comment! Giddy’s ED device is not covered by insurance at this time; but, we hope to expand into medical reimbursement programs in the future. We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @GetMeGiddy for updates.

      It is not guaranteed that simply wearing the device will cause you to achieve an erection. Giddy’s ED device is designed to help facilitate blood flow into the penis during arousal, i.e. experiencing the physical or mental stimulus that causes your brain to send the proper signals. In other words, putting the device on in a non-sexual scenario that would not usually lead to an erection, is not likely to yield a result.

      While putting the ED device on is not guaranteed to cause the penis to go from flaccid to erect by itself, our 30-day personalized ED Education Program will cover a range of topics including communication and intimacy exercises that can help men achieve healthy, natural erections.

      The ED device can also be used in conjunction with ED prescription pills. For some, the combination of Giddy’s ED device and prescription medications can be the ideal combination to tackle ED. Giddy always recommends consulting your doctor if you have questions or concerns related to your health or prescription medications.

      Thanks again for your question. Let us know if we can help answer any others that aren’t already listed in our FAQs!

  7. My brother has been feeling paranoid lately regarding if masturbation causes erectile dysfunction. Thank you for this; it’s great to know that masturbation has nothing do with ED because the latter is caused by a lack of blood flow to the penis. Now he’ll feel more relieved, but in any case that he’ll have ED, I do hope that we’ll be able to find a proven and long term treatment for him.

    1. Hi Rachel,

      Thank you for your comment and for helping us further the discussion on sexual health and wellness. We sincerely hope that you brother will be able to find a solution! Please let us know if you have any additional questions about the Giddy device and our team is happy to help answer them.

  8. What are the four sizes of getmegiddy?

    1. Hello Bill,

      Thanks for your note. The Giddy ED device comes in 4 different sizes in order to accommodate most men. The sizes are determined by the girth around the base of the penis. Once you purchase the device, you will receive an email with our confidential Fit Quiz that will determine the perfect size for your body and ED level.

      If you have any questions about the device or your order that aren’t covered in our FAQs, please reach out to us at [email protected]. A member of our team will assist you as soon as possible.

      Thank you,
      The Giddy Team

  9. Also, when did you start mailing product to customers?

    1. Hello Bill,

      Thanks for your comment! We have not mailed any Giddy ED devices yet. All Giddy orders will begin shipping on November 11th – 14th via 2-day shipping from FedEx in Memphis, TN and Indianapolis, IN.

      Please let us know if you have any additional questions about the Giddy ED device and our team is happy to help answer them.

      Take care,
      The Giddy Team

  10. How long does “a pack” last?

    1. Hello Henry!

      Giddy is made of medical- grade materials that will last an extended period of time if you adhere to the usage, cleaning, and storage instructions. Because Giddy is used around intimate areas of the body, for cleanliness purposes we recommend replacing your Giddy every 6 months, or as needed, based on your frequency of use.

      Here are some recommended reasons for replacing your Giddy:
      If you have changed sexual partners
      If you or your partner is suffering from a viral bacteria, or contagious medical condition
      If your Giddy has lost tension from frequent use (Because tension is applied with each use, your Giddy will naturally stretch and lose tension over time.)

      If you have any additional questions about the device or your order that aren’t covered in our FAQs, please reach out to us at [email protected]. A member of our team will assist you as soon as possible.

      Take care,
      The Giddy Team

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