According to Ayurveda masturbation is safe depending on the person's body type: Kapha, Pitta or Vata. The Kapha and Pitta body type can masturbate often as they are stable and have more energy, respectively. But the Vata body type can overdo masturbation as they tend to obsess over ideas and fantasies.
How Many Times A Week Is Masturbation Healthy?
According to Ayurveda, those individuals with a heavy Kapha body-type can have more sex than other types because the Kapha dosha is more stable than Pitta or Vata. So if you have more flesh and are a more “juicy” person – you can masturbate more often.
One of the other reasons a Kapha type can masturbate more frequently is that they need to self-stimulate a greater degree of life energy to stay healthy. For example, a Pitta person will easily have an active lifestyle, but a Kapha person can often be more sedentary by nature.
However, a Pitta type can often overdo physical and sensual activities also because they have “too much energy”. A Vata person can overdo because they tend to fixate mentally and obsess over ideas and feelings and fantasies.
So it’s important to understand the nature of your body and mind to determine how many times a week masturbating is healthy for you. You have to look at factors such as whether you are just misdirecting your energy mentally, or whether you are escaping from your pain by distracting yourself with masturbation. Also whether you are wasting time, such as spending hours each night looking at porn.
Also consider that often in marriage, sex once a week can be about as much as you can get. And during the first few years of having a child, sex can be infrequent. So you could consider having good masturbation once or twice a week as a blessing! Because then you could get married and not have sex for months!
The main thing is that you masturbate more with a sense of true and nourishing pleasure and not shame or desperation. And that you take into account your sleep and rest, diet and your devotion to Dharma in all that you do. Then when you masturbate you will feel in balance. And when you go without, you will feel at rest.