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Masturbation stunt growth

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: No reason why it should.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Prone and other types of masturbation do not stunt growth.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
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
25 years experience Pediatrics
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
46 years experience Pediatrics
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 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There is absolutely no evidence for this.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Who knows?: It's interesting and nice to know, but is it clinically significant? Probably not at all. Please remember: the younger we are, the more functional res ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
44 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
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
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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

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