A 18-year-old male asked:
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i have constitutional delayed puberty.i masturbated more than couple of times during age 12, 13.can that effect puberty, bone structure, hormones etc.?

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Dr. Becky White
19 years experience Pediatrics
No: Everyone masturbates and there is not a "normal" number of times. It does not affect your hormone production or bone structure.
Answered on May 20, 2018
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No, it does not...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause hair loss or gray hair, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage eyes.
Answered on Aug 29, 2018

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