A 18-year-old male asked:
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if i stop masturbating will i increase testosterone, figured i'd get the true answer here?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
T level and Masturba: No, masturbation will not lower testosterone level. It is in fact high t levels that are responsible for the sex drive and urge to masturbate.
Answered on Sep 12, 2013
Dr. JAYENDRA SHAH
59 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Thanks for asking!: Its too cxommon at your age . Its natural . You must try to be celebate or let nature take its course. Too much of it can drain energy - can seriously effect your general health. Testosteron is useful in general body development u r loosing semen . If u do lot more- as its done in privacy plus a fast act so eventually when 25 you may have premature ejeculation- not good for married.
Answered on Sep 20, 2016
Dr. Greg Hinson
27 years experience Family Medicine
Likely unrelated...: While testosterone levels may actually go up during masturbation or after ejaculation, masturbation and sexual activity in general may have no significant effect on testosterone levels.
Answered on Dec 19, 2014
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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: If anything, increased masturbation might raise testosterone but only negligibly. In fact, denying yourself this kind of release can lead to physical and mental health problems. 18 is very young to already be hypertensive and on CPAP and i'm guessing a test showed low testosterone. You are likely very overweight and it will never be easier for you than right now to start exercising & losing weight.
Answered on Aug 19, 2017
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Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
No: There is no consistent correlation between sexual activity, masturbation, or abstinence, and plasma testosterone levels – other than a study published previously in 'journal of zhejiang university that reported a one-day transient spike (46% above baseline) in testosterone following seven days of abstinence. I do not believe this observation has been duplicated or confirmed in any other study.
Answered on Aug 2, 2017

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