By Shirley Ransdell, Junior writer
Saturday, May 26, 2018
(NEW FRONTIER NEWS) –
This week’s article starts with a short story in which the author is told by his brother not to masturbate because it’s in the Quran.

It ends with him saying that he now doesn’t like masturbation for different reasons.
The first argument he presents is that porn wires your brain to become a “voyeur.”

He continues by saying that masturbation is like watching sports, and that you shouldn’t become emotionally invested in watching another man succeed.

He never really says how exactly porn leads to a voyeur mentality and continues making metaphors about how men become passive in their own lives.

The author then says that Sigmund Freud, Nikola Tesla, Isaac Newton and Steve Jobs were all anti masturbation, but he doesn’t cite any work from any of these people to prove they were anti masturbation.

He also says that Shakespeare, Hemingway, and Thoreau were also anti masturbation, and again does not cite anything that shows us that they were anti masturbation.

The author then uses two articles to show that not masturbating for a certain amount of time increased testosterone levels.

The only thing is that the two articles he uses are contradictory.

The first journal article he uses shows that men have higher testosterone after seven days, but not on any days after that.

The other article says that after three weeks testosterone was higher.

The other article says that after three weeks testosterone was higher.

Also, he uses some sources to say this rise in testosterone can be a good thing.

However, there are also negatives to too much testosterone.

Everyday health states that shrunken testicles can be a symptom of too much testosterone, among other issues.

In the next section he talks about how too much ejaculation can cause estrogen receptors to increase in number.

He then says that this can feminize your brain.

In reality estrogen masculinizes the brain.

In the Wu and Shah paper, its found that many species use estrogen to masculinize the brain.

He then talks about the psychological effects of having sex with another person.

It increases testosterone, even for people who only watch others having sex.

Testosterone can have benefits for men and women, but he doesn’t talk about the good things that masturbation can do.

In an article by Healthline, they say that masturbation can relieve sexual tension and can lead to better sex.

It’s because you know yourself and what you want better.

This article did a decent job talking about why masturbation is bad, except for the study on estrogen.

They also didn’t really talk about the good side of masturbation.
I give him a 6/10 for the article.

=References=
Mo Saleem. (April 2018). Masturbating Comes with More Downsides than Upsides. Return of Kings. USA. http://www.returnofkings.com/169963/masturbating-comes-with-more-downsides-than-upsides

Melody Wu, Nirao Shah. (October 2010). Control of masculinization of the brain and behavior. NCBI. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3046257/

Suzanne Falck. (June 2017). Masturbation effects on your Health: Side Effects and Benefits. Healthline. USA. https://www.healthline.com/health/masturbation-side-effects

Chris Iliades. (2018). High and Low Testosterone Levels can Both Impact Well-Being. Everyday Health. USA. https://www.everydayhealth.com/sexual-health/high-and-low-testosterone-can-both-impact-well-being.aspx

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