Q: I masturbate 10 times a day. I was wondering if that is obsessive behavior.
A: As to whether someone is masturbating too much, it doesn't really come down to how many times someone masturbates in a day. The important thing to consider is whether the level of masturbation is causing significant problems in a person's life. If someone's drive to masturbate is so frequent and overwhelming that it causes them to be impaired in their relationships, school/work, and personal happiness, then it is a problem.
I would say that if you're masturbating 10 times a day, then it's likely you do have a problem. I can't imagine how someone could masturbate that much and not have it negatively impact their life. At the very least, I would imagine that this is on your mind throughout the day, making it difficult to concentrate on and enjoy other aspects of your life. If this is the case, I would recommend seeing a counselor. You can attain counseling at UC Merced by visiting counseling.ucmerced.edu.
Answers provided by Dr. Ross Avilla
Dr. Ross Avilla has been teaching Human Sexuality since 2013 and has a PhD in psychology from UC Davis. Dr. Avilla is not a clinician and all information and advice offered on this website is for educational purposes only.