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A 19-year-old male asked:

i'm a teen, i wakeup about 30 minutes after i sleep & findmyself masturbating against my bed. this is disgusting. how do i medically stop? any medicine?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Nocturnal Sexuality: This is a common and normal experience for a teenager. I doubt that there is anything here to stop you from doing this unless you are relieving your sexual urges through the normal and common practice known as masturbation. Being a sexual being is part of the human condition. The is no medical or health consequences to becoming sexual. There are plenty of negative health consequences to not sex.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sexsomnia: You have what is called a sexsomnia. Sexsomnia is considered a type of non-rapid eye movement sleep (nrem) parasomnia. Sexsomniacs do not remember the acts that they perform while they are asleep. Please see the reference at: en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/sleep_sex drinking alcohol, taking recreational drugs, suffering sleep deprivation, and experiencing stress are triggers. Avoid them. If apnea, treat.

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