Feeling horny is a natural part of life, but sometimes those sexual thoughts and feelings can get in the way of work or other important tasks. While it’s completely normal to feel arousal from time to time, some people find that their horniness can cause them to become stressed out, restless or even addicted to pornography or masturbation1.
There are many things you can do when you're feeling horny that will help you focus on something else other than the sexual arousal that's in your head. The easiest is to distract yourself with a hobby or activity that takes your mind off of what's bothering you, like gardening, knitting, taking a long walk or going to the gym. These activities also boost the production of chemicals and hormones that calm you down, so they can actually help reduce your horniness.
Another option is to take a shower — not as a way to masturbate (although if you’re so inclined, go for it!) but rather as a consciously sensual experience. Using lotion, soap, and a loofah or sponge to explore your body in ways you normally wouldn’t can turn your attention away from whatever is making you horny by giving you new feelings of pleasure and awakening your senses.
If these methods aren’t working for you, consider talking to a counselor or psychologist to help you better understand why you might be feeling this way. They can also teach you techniques to reduce your horniness and give you some tools that will allow you to control your desire more effectively.