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I masturbate at work everyday... something wrong with me?

  • anonymous Asks ...
    anonymous

    I masturbate at work everyday. I have a private bathroom and there is no way I am going to get caught. Part of me thinks it's no different from being at home since I am not bothering anyone else but another part of me wonders why I act like this and whether this is very abnormal behavior. Is there something wrong with me?

  • Dr. Lani Chin Says ...
    Dr. Lani Chin

    I'm unsure from your message if this behavior has become distressing for you.  Whether or not this can be considered an "addiction" or "disorder" depends upon the level of impairment this has caused.  Are your work assignments late or incomplete?  Are you late to meetings?  Is masturbating all you think about at work?  If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," then you might be describing a sexual addiction or compulsion.  I would recommend you speak to a therapist about what's going on for you.  Based on the limited information you have provided, it's difficult to recommend anything more.  If you are in the Los Angeles area, I would be happy to help you explore this further: www.drlanichin.com.  Otherwise, I would recommend you speak with someone who is closer to where you're located.  Good luck to you.

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