Teenager dying from accidental hanging while masturbating - have you heard of this? Our town recently had a child pass away from accidental hanging - the rumor is that he was trying to choke himself while masturbating in order to feel that high. I am not trolling. This honest to God happened on Tuesday. Masturbating is only a problem if it gets in the way of going to school, work, hanging out with your friends and family, and doing other activities you like. But as long as masturbation doesn't get in the way of your everyday life, you don't have to worry about doing it too much. Masturbating on the regular is totally ok.