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A 16-year-old male asked:

does masturbation effects muscle mass ?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Masturbation: Nope. Not in any way. Masturbation is a normal and common part of the human experience. There are no medical or health consequences to this natural sexual activity.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
NO: Somebody has told you a lie to try to frighten you. This is somebody you probably want to avoid. You are a 16 year old man and essentially all of your peers enjoy their bodies in this way. It helps keep you focused and able to do other things you need to do; it also lets your learn about your mind and body to prepare you for adult life.

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A 20-year-old male asked:

Does masturbating affect muscle building? I think my frequency (which is alot) is limiting me from getting more muscle mass.

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Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Time: The time you spend may be the limiting factor. You need adequate rest for muscle recovery prior to the next workout. If your time resting is spent not resting then that could make a difference.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

Does masturbation affect muscle mass or muscle building?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Neither partner or self sex has any effect on muscle mass.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Dr. Ferguson is correct. It would be hard to find a control group. Anybody who tells you that enjoying your body will hurt your athletic performance, make you bald, hurt you spiritually, or make you a poor husband / father is either ignorant or lying to manipulate you. I'm VERY glad you're working out. Best wishes.
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