A 29-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what, if any, is disadvantage of masturbation; for men and women?

2 doctor answers
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Lack of a partner: Not being able to share the experience, providing you are masturbating on your own. No disadvantage if you need sexual release and it doesn't consume your life.
Answered on Feb 9, 2016
1
1 thank
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Could be several: Masturbation, though a normal sexual practice and experience, can lead some to guilt and shame and can decrease desire to have sex with another. It can become obsessive and and skew ones normal desires and actions. It can have religious overtones for some. It depends on attitude, mores, religion and ones own comfort with self and if in a relationship, comfort with that too. Doesn't have 2 b any.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
4
4 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
MASTURBATION: It is natural and is not bad for your health. 3x/day could be a sign of stress issues at your stated age.
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Female sexuality: Females masturbate nearly as much as men. This is normal hunan behavior. I like women to know they have as much right to their sexuality as men. I oft ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes. : It's common and normal.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Same for men: The answer is the same for women as it is for men. Self sex is definitely less risky, less trouble to arrange and can address some of the individuals ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month