A 33-year-old member asked:
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if masturbation does not cause disease so why most of the religions do not allow us to do it ?

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Dr. Brian Golden
21 years experience Urology
Wrong Forum: Medically, there is nothing wrong with masturbation. It's completely normal. But your question is above my pay grade. Best source for further advice on this topic may be monty python's "meaning of life.".
Answered on Feb 8, 2015
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Is that so?: Speaking as a protestant christian, i'd like to reassure you that that vast majority of us, including our leaders, have no problem with you enjoying yourself in private. People who warn you of "spiritual dangers" here are perhaps simply trying to make you afraid to sell a dubious product. Talk to someone who's a member of your faith community and has some common sense ; decency.
Answered on Apr 27, 2014
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Control: Most religions establish a set of behavioral rules that conform with their idea of what their particular deity and elders feels is correct behavior. The constraints on masturbation fall in this category and were established usually long before disease became a connected issue.
Answered on Feb 8, 2015
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