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A 34-year-old member asked:

is masturbation n watching porn beneficial for teen girls?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Masturbation: I am not sure the nature of your question: masturbation in general is a natural thing for both girls and boys. " beneficial"? It is just something most people choose to do. If it becomes obsessive, that is not natural.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Watching porn and masturbating really isn't beneficial for anyone. It's more a matter of porn than masturbating....

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Do I address the issue if I know my teen has started masturbating or just let it go?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Parenting and sex: No one has a right to tell you how to be a parent. It is your responsibility to raise your children through adolescence to health and happiness. Good or healthy self esteem means that one understands their right to self exploration and knowledge of their body and their human condition. Sexuality is a part of living and of being human. Teach your children this. They must know their bodies.
Kenmore, WA
A male asked:

Does masturbation affect teen growth?

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Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 35 years experience
Not really: It will not affect physical growth. Not sure whether anyone knows how it affects psychological growth.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can maturbating a lot in your teen age creates problems for future and your marital life.?

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Dr. Barbara Toohill
Clinical Psychology 12 years experience
Not in itself..: Masturbation is generally thought of as a normal part of teen sexual development and in itself, should not have a significant negative impact on one's future development. That being said, excessive masturbation and use of pornography can to taken to an extreme that is isolating, substituting for true relationships and physical connection, which can be indicative of sexual addiction.
Washington, NJ
A 16-year-old female asked about a 16-year-old member:

It's it okay to be a young teen and watch porn for masturbation? Masturbation would only be about once a month. Thanks

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not real: I think that this is not appropriate for young person your age. Porn is not a realistic depiction of a sexually intimate relationship that is satisfying for both parties. It is not "real life" so to speak.

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