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A 18-year-old male asked:

Hello, i'm 18 years 8 month old { male}. my question is does masturbation cause shrink penis and poor erection and premature ejaculation?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Sexuality: At age 18-19 sexual problems may be due to sexual and physical abuse, poor self esteem, use of alcohol and drugs, and failed relationships. Masturbation does not cause shrinking of penis, please see a therapist for coping with stresses improvement of self-esteem and sexuality.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
No: All young men enjoy their bodies. It prepares you for adult roles and keeps you comfortable and able to focus on studies, work, and building relationships and skills. The first two are totally untrue and you should avoid people who tell lies like this. The one possibility is that if you do not have privacy and try hard to finish fast, you'll need to adjust when you have a partner.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Provided original answer
When you're by yourself, why not think about something nice and wholesome -- like that one special person who may be in your future -- instead of trashy stuff from the internet. If Dad's a reasonable guy, maybe you could even talk to him.
Mar 18, 2016

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Dr. James Ferguson
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No: It does not require self sex to retain its potential size when erect.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Hello I started masturbating when I was 13 years... I use to get strong erection but now my penis can't get hard erection, is masturbation the cause?
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
No.: Are you taking any medications? Are you putting yourself under position of stress to perform?
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Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Provided original answer
You've got to try to relax`as much as possible. SOme medications like antidepressants may affect your ability to perform sexually. FIrst review any medication that you are prescribed with your doctor to see if that could be the cause.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
When i get erection my penis is not firm enough for intercourse. Also i think I have premature ejaculation problem. Its been there for almost two years now. Is it something that can be recovered from?
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Premature Ejaculator: This is a very frustrating situation for both the man and his partner. There are two common approaches. One is to actually start the man on a low d... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Provided original answer
Now. There are also a lot of tips here for Premature Ejaculation. I have answered several questions about this as well. Just look here on Healthtap and you will get that answer as well.
Apr 14, 2013
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A 22-year-old male asked:
I am 22 years old and it seems that my penis does not get proper erection and it just lasts for 10-15 secs while masturbating how should I increase it?
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Stop obsessing: Make sure you're avoiding alcohol, tobacco, anabolics, opiates and weight gain. Certain medication can also cause problems. There are various physical... Read More
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