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Does masturbation stunt growth

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Nor will it make you hairy, smooth, stupid, infertile, unspiritual, an unfit spouse, impotent, or any of the other scare stuff. This might be a great ... Read More

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
No. And yes.: If the bone still has growth plate, it will grow even at age 16. Different bones complete growth at different ages, but most long bones can still gro... Read More
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Growth potential: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height (which is largely determined by genetics). The best way to maximize your h... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Masturbation is a topic often frowned on by various segments of society & seldom discussed openly. It does not make any difference in your physica... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No: Masturbation does not effect growth. Unless one were so obsessed with doing it that failure to eat affected nutrition for a long period. Hopefully t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: Prone and other types of masturbation do not stunt growth.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Masturbation/growth: By natural self-stimulation by masturbation, that is a form of self-pleasure. It does not stunt growth or cause any hormonal permanent changes, thoug... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Stress: It sounds like a combination of environmental factors as well as genetic. It's rarely if ever a matter of one over the other. I would get a consult fr... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
No: There is no biologic harm from 6 times daily orgasm and ejaculation in a young male. Boys tend to grow the most between ages 12 and 15. The sex drive... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Sexual activity of any sort does not change your hormone levels or stunt growth. Some people stop growing earlier than others. The issue is primarily... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Wouldn't think so: Your growth plate fusing hormone levels are predetermined by a complex automated system in the brain. Your level of sexual activity does not change th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
No.: Masturbating is normal and the general rule is if it hurts, then do it less. Anything up to that point has to do with available time, purpose of doi... Read More

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