A 41-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me why when i masturbate i can only go for a few seconds then my penis gets realy sensitive and i have to stop?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: More information is needed for meaningfully answering this Q. So, collect & bring the detailed info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of symptoms and their related discomforts over time as well as general health, sex health, lifestyle.. to doc for analysis + physical exam + possible tests as needed so to deduce Dx as accurate as possible for most reasonable Rx / care.
Answered on Nov 16, 2014
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Dr. Gregory Lewis
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This hypersensitivity is a very common response after ejaculation whether via masturbation or sexual activity and, though quite variable in occurrence and severity both between individuals and within a given individual, is more the norm than the exception. The cause is the increased stimulation of the many nerve endings in the head of the penis brought on by the intensity of foreplay and orgasm.
Nov 16, 2014

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