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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Masturbation is a healthy, normal part of sexuality. It can help you learn what feels good to you so you can communicate better with your partner. Th ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Yes: It's a great stress reducer.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Neither good nor bad: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a p ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Commonplace: This is part of a persons life.Having sex, whether it be alone or with a partner is part of life. Few cultures are open about the subject, but it is t ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Qualified NO: Masturbation is a normal sexual process. It starts in infancy and is carried out through the geriatric population. Only when it becomes a major part ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, except if it: interferes with work or relationships or causes physical discomfort.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If can be.: If you masturbate to that point that tissues are raw, you are sore or bruised or you introduce germs by placing objects in your body - that may be har ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
No: No.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: Masturbating is perfectly normal. It's a great way to find out about your body and what turns you on. And it's the safest sex there is. The stories ab ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Natural: As long as you're not diverting so much time and emotional energy, this near-universal practice is basically good for you, and only an ideologue would ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: 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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