By John Dugan

It’s no secret that masturbation is a significant component in the sex lives of most men. While the subject can still be a bit taboo for many, there’s no doubt that openness about masturbating has become more common in recent years. And since masturbation can be part of a well-rounded penis care regimen, there’s even more reason to engage. However, masturbation at work and in the office is still frowned upon. But maybe it shouldn’t be.

Many do it

Statistics and surveys about masturbation are notoriously unreliable, but they do seem to indicate that masturbation at work may be on the rise. One such survey (admittedly by a company that promotes a masturbatory aid) found that 40% of workers in New York masturbate while on the company clock.

Of course, as with so many things regarding sex, a lot depends on how one defines terms. Does masturbating at work mean having EVER done this (even once), or does it mean doing so regularly? And if the latter, how is regularly defined? Clearly, there are gray areas here.

But regardless of the current level of activity, some doctors think it might be a good idea to bump it up.


An English newspaper recently interviewed several scientists to get their opinions on whether a “masturbation break” is a good or a bad idea. While they reported there could be downsides, on the whole they think more people should indulge in masturbation while at work – if they feel the need to.

Some psychologists recommend a masturbation break when necessary because masturbating is a good way to relieve stress and tension – and stress and tension are both common in the office and a detriment to productivity and employee contentment. In addition, masturbation could be used as a form of self-reward, motivating a person to be more productive. In other words, a guy might force himself to get through that difficult project more effectively if he knew that afterward he could head to the men’s room for some self-gratification.

It would also be a way to alleviate boredom for some workers, who would presumably return to their desks refreshed and ready to tackle something new.

Masturbation has long been associated with reducing stress and anxiety. The physical activity itself helps get the blood rushing, which can be beneficial. But the act of orgasm also tends to release endorphins and hormones that lower cortisol, a stress-related hormone.


It’s unlikely that many HR departments will revise their employee manuals to condone masturbation at work, so those men who wish to indulge may want to keep these tips in mind.

– Use the men’s room. Some people who have their own private offices may be able to masturbate right at their desks (if they make sure they lock the door and there are no security cameras trained on them). But most guys need to hike it over to the bathroom instead.

– Be discreet. Unless a man doesn’t care who knows he’s fondling himself, he should be as quiet as possible while having fun behind the stall doors.

– Be considerate. If the men’s room accommodates only one man at a time, don’t plan on a marathon masturbation session. A quickie may have to do.

– Wash up. Be sure to wash the hands when done and to make sure no stray semen is in the area. Those who get very red-faced while masturbating may want to take a few minutes to let their color return to normal.

Masturbation at work might be beneficial, but a guy needs to make sure his equipment is in proper health to make the experience enjoyable. Regular use of a top drawer penis health crème can help. Use one that includes a combination of potent moisturizers (Shea butter and vitamin E, for example) to keep the skin smooth and supple. The crème should also include acetyl L carnitine, because frequent masturbation may affect penis sensitivity – and this ingredient helps protect against peripheral nerve damage.

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