Can Masturbating Harm Me?

Patient

Q: Ok, this is a bit embarrassing but I need an answer. I am a 26 year old male, The other day while masturbating(right hand) as I began to reach orgasm I got the most intense tingling feeling I have ever experienced in my left hand. It felt almost as if I were getting a mild electric shock. it lasted a few minutes after the act and went away after a shook my hand a bit. I am wondering what could cause this. I have been diagnosed with general anxiety disorder but I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it. I have been tense in the neck/back for a while so I was wondering if this could effect the nerves and cause the tingling. I'm just worried that it could be a heart issue and it really scares me. I hope this question can be answered, thank you.

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