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how much time does a 23 year old have to abstain from masturbating before he experiences a wet dream?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It depends: It can be as soon as the first night. But please be decent to yourself. If somebody's told you that enjoying your body while you're awake is wrong or unhealthy, simply ignore that person. Abstinence is likely to make it impossible for you to work, study, or even get to sleep.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

I've never experienced sexual arousal. Masturbation, even without penetration, is extremely uncomfortable. Is there something wrong with me?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Basic human desires: There are basic adult human desires such as hunger, thirst, and sexual interest that are generally considered "no brainers'". If you are experiencing a lack of desire & arousal then a GYN MD visit for physical causes would be a first step. The second step would be a therapist to discuss an obvious repression and find out why. This often occurs in childhood abuse scenarios or sexual assaults.

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