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Author: John Dugan
Whether it’s a once-in-a-while thing or a part of his daily activities, masturbation is something that almost all guys enjoy (whether they freely admit it or not). It has survived centuries of badmouthing and sometimes-hysterical denunciations for the simply reason that it feels good, produces positive results, is good for penis health, and, in most cases, is harmless. Of course, like every activity, there can be times when its use can turn to misuse, and then there can be a problem. Such is the case when masturbation turns into procrasturbation.

Procrastur-what?

It’s not in the official dictionary, but procrasturbation is more and more in use in common language. Although originally the term was developed to describe a pleasurable feeling that a person gets from putting off doing a task or job that they really don’t want to do, it has evolved into the much more specific idea of using masturbation as a way to avoid doing that task or job.

The phrase comes about, of course, from combining masturbation with procrastination (the tendency to put off doing an unwanted task or job). Everyone procrastinates, of course – it’s just for some people it’s a very rare thing whereas for others it’s a habit.

Psychologically speaking, procrastination makes sense. As an article in Psychology Today explains, “We are more likely to do things that we expect to succeed at and we value” and “We typically discount future rewards in favor of immediate rewards.” So when we view a task disfavorable – thinking it’s something we might fail at – we have an inclination to avoid it. And since we are more likely to grab at something that immediately rewards us rather than that which rewards us in the future, this heightens our willingness to procrastinate.

And it’s that sense of immediate reward that makes procrasturbation so attractive. Not only does a guy get to put off working on that long, boring report, but he gets to experience the intense pleasure of masturbation as well – seemingly a win-win situation.

Not always

And in fact, on occasion, procrasturbation can indeed by a win-win situation. Stop working on a project that is giving a man grief and spending time masturbating his penis can in some instances actually help in at least two ways. (1) Sometimes taking a break and steeping back away from a touch job can enable a person to return to it with a fresh eye and perspective, and (2) the chemicals released during masturbation can relax a man so that he feels more refreshed when returning to the problem and also more focused.

However, often procrasturbation just adds to the problems created by regular procrastination – avoiding facing an inevitable problem, usually thereby reducing the amount of time left to work on the problem and creating a greater sense of tension and anxiety because there is now less time to deal with the situation.

If a person finds he engages in frequent procrasturbation, he may wish to consult with a professional. Dealing with procrastination part of procrastubation is usually the way to ease this situation and can lead to less stressful ways of working.

Sometimes procrasturbation results in such intense masturbation that a guy may rub himself rather raw. Using a first rate penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil (http://www.man1health.com), which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can come in handy in such cases. Penis skin that has been over0-masturbated may be rough and dry, and there by needs significant moisturization. Select a crème that contains a combination of moisturizing agents, such as vitamin E and natural shea butter. In addition, rough handling can lead to de-sensitization of the penis. A crème with L-carnitine, which has neuroprotective properties that help maintain penile sensation, is called for in such cases.

Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common penis health issues, tips on improving penis sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy penis. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.

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