Hello dr. Richards

First of all I would like to thank you for the information you provided through this site. I think you’ve helped a lot of people reaalising the damage they have caused to their body and their life by the constant practice of masturbation and also showed them that there is hope and cure.
Let me now present you my case. I’m 23 years old and began masturbating at the age of 11 or 12 if I remember it well. I have also read the cases of other people who had posted on your site and had the same age as me and in most of the cases I observed that the symptoms of sexual exhaustion appear generally around the age of 20-23 for those who started this practice around the same age as me. Even though I have started masturbating at this young age I can say that in the beginning I would do it very rarely.I became addicted to masturbation when I was around 16 years old and discovered internet porn. Little by little it became an addiction and I can say that I would masturbate at least one time a day each day, sometimes 2 or 3 times a day and on rare occasions even more.

I never had erection problems during my adolescence and never had difficulties maintaining the erection. My problems started about maybe 2 years ago.It was around the age of 21 that I firstly noticed that something was wrong. For the first time after having masturbated I had to squeeze my pc muscles to prevent losing the erection. Also one of the first symptoms was pre-cum leakage. I got scared but nevertheless continued the ill practice because as I have said the sexual urge was strong and masturbation had become in somewhat an addiction.If I would have known the damage that this was causing to my body I would have tried to stop it at that very moment. But I considered it a normal practice that every young boy does it. As I continued my symptoms worsened. I started having lower back pains, my penis shrunk, my memory and my concentration diminished. I felt exhausted most of the time, my muscles would hurt I even started having eye floaters and this happened mostly this last 2 years. I was having problems socializing with other people too.In other words my life became a total mess.

I cannot get an erection without manual stimulation. My penis when not in erection is small and I feel that I have also lost sensitivity because I feel the need to massage it. It’s like I don’t feel it anymore as it’s dead or something… Also when I masturbate and become erect the head of the penis if gently squeezed becomes smaller and flaccid. My erections are soft. I don’t have PE but pre-cum leakage appears in the first few minutes after having started masturbating. And one other thing is that my penis is cold which I don’t know if it is normal, especially the head. Could this be a sign of bad blood circulation ? I have morning wood when I wake up but I get the same soft erections.
This is why I decided that I had to put an end to all this and started looking for treatment. That is how I found your site.

I started taking vitamins and fish oil caps as I saw you recommend it on the site. I must tell you that from the first tablets my erection improved. I got a stronger erection without manual stimulation that day. Also pre-cum leakage appeared after a longer period of time than usual and in very small quantity than usual. Unfortunately from curiosity I’ve started masturbating again to see if I would get the symptoms again or if that really worked.I continued to take the vitamins and the fish oil caps but also continued to masturbate. And now I can say that I am in the same situation.
I have a slight discomfort sensation in the penis and I feel the need to squeeze it once in a while throughout the day.Also I need to squeeze the PC muscles to keep the erection.

It’s been almost a week now since I stopped the masturbation and the ejaculation and plan to keep it like this for at least the next 2 months.I hope I’ll make it.

I would like to know your opinion in my case and what do you recommend me. I really hope the damage is not permanent.Thank you very much for your answer.


I appreciate your kind words.
Yes, you’ve noticed that frequently it may take around 5 to 10 years to exhaust ones system if he is young. After the age of 30-35 it may take 1 year or even weeks or months if the practices are severely overdone.

Numerous symptoms are to be observed through different gene expressions. For instance, if your hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-testicular axis continues functioning, even if heightened inflammatory hormones are present, you may experience PSAS like symptoms and it is usually one of the first warning signs of sexual exhaustion (even if one does not feel exhausted at all). The practice will gradually become addictive through an alteration in the brain reward circuitry – prostaglandin E2 has a major role for a faster alteration. These are all gradual processes, so you should be weary of a possible damage even if you are temporarily feeling well. Continuing masturbation when you felt better was a mistake that further exhausted your organism.

There are several issues that have to be properly addressed.

I would recommend:
– A combination of Alpha-Amino, Zeolite-DA, Multi-Alpha, Alpha-AGH , and Ultra-Purified-FishOil to better nervous and endocrine functioning, restore proper liver functioning and its P450 detox. system, better hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-testicular axis functioning, modulate inflammatory response, increase androgens, and increase prostaglandin E1 E3 and Nitric Oxide. The synergestic effect of the products will power up your system and gradually restore the positive neuroplasticity.
– Testicular cooling solutions (uBreeze) to address lowered androgens even more effectively.
– Sexual activities discontinuation for 1 to 3 months.
– Negative ion exposure, proper diet, exercise, massages, and positive attitude will also be of great assistance.

Glad if I could help!