A 38-year-old member asked:
please help docs! is masturbation loss of virginity?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Almost all males and a majority of females begin with this. "virginity" is something that cultures considered important because a man would not want his wife / the mother of his children to have been with anyone beforehand. Nowadays, most decent people, especially those delaying marriage, are little concerned. Don't make life more complicated or problematic than it needs to be.
4281 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Virginity= someone who has never had partner sex. It is not about intact structures (hymen) which a woman can be born without or lose in non sexual activities. Virginity is about not being pregnant with another man's child when you marry, or not bringing a sexually transmitted disease to a relationship. Self sex does not change your status & is considered a normal part of sexual expression.
762 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 24-year-old member asked:
Is there anything I can do while masturbating to train myself to last longer?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Urology 20 years experience
Yes: There is some biofeedback. You can bring yourself to the point of climax, stop, pinch the tip of your penis hard for 30 seconds and resume. This is called the squeeze technique. Medications may also be helpful. Some sex therapists recommend less masturbation and more couples training to help time orgasm better.
6384 viewsReviewed Nov 17, 2018
A 26-year-old member asked:
If i'm obsessed with masturbation, could I have ocd?
4 doctor answers • 13 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Very likely, yes.: By definition OCD contains the word "obsessed". Generally when we say we are obsessed about something it's because we don't like a specific thought, feeling or behavior we have that contriols us and we don't control it. To rise to the level of a disorder it has to impact our life negatively, cause problems and appear to be out of our willful control. That's when professional help is needed.
6216 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 31-year-old member asked:
What are the consequences of chronic over-masturbation?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Several: An unhealthy lifestyle, mental stress, relational stress, physical damage to the sex organ, poor performance at the work place, withing the family or in relationships in general. You would have to define "over-masturbation" though. What some would consier "over" may be normal for someone else. Discuss with your pcp, counsellor, clergy, mentor or health/mental health counsellor.
6186 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 22-year-old member asked:
What can I expect following treatment for chronic over-masturbation?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not Much: Hopefully the patient will masturbate less.
6206 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 36-year-old member asked:
How common is masturbation?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Very: Maturbation is very common in most people.
5744 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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