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does masterbation affect fertility

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Masturbation should not have an impact on fertility. For a woman it would not impact ovulation. For a man, the sperm are constantly being produced a ... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nope: Unless masturbation interferes with your ability to live your life and function successfully in the world then feel free to continue. Masturbation is ... Read More
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Dr. Mazin Abdullah
15 years experience Fertility Medicine
Although: Some men that masturbate several times in a day can in fact deplete semen faster then they can make it. This is why we often recommend that couples t ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sexual pleasure: Any solo act that derives sexual pleasure is a form of masturbation and in this case will not affect either your period or fertility. Anecdotally, Cat ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It does not: I'm very sorry that somebody told you this. The "scientific basis" is the discovery that sperm counts per unit volume of semen are lower if a man ejac ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
20 years experience Urology
Neither: Unless a man masturbates daily or even more often, it's unlikely to hurt his sperm counts significantly.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
19 years experience Internal Medicine
In some cases yes.: Females are more likely to concieve if they orgasm shortly after insemination. Uterine contractions that occur during orgasm and the quality of cervic ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not for long: New sperm is made about every 72 hours. Frequent masturbation may reduce your sperm count for the next day or so but your body will quickly make more. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
No and No: Masturbation is a normal biologic activity and it does not impact fertility.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
20 years experience Urology
Probably not: Testicles make sperm at an alarmingly fast rate. It would be difficult to deplete sperm counts unless masturbation was more frequent than daily. To ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: It's good for you, keeping you able to focus on other things and preparing you for being a husband / father. Frequent ejaculations lower sperm count s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It does not: I'm sorry anyone troubled you with this. People who want to frighten you or make you superstitious will tell you it will make you short, hairy, smooth ... Read More
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