A 46-year-old member asked:

What differences between xs masturbation and sexual addictions in a guy?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Masturbation OK: Because you are only doing to yourself. Sexual addiction, also known as maddiction or saddiction can cause all kinds of trouble from std, to getting face slapped, to ruining relationships and even getting in trouble with the law or impeachment.
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Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry 59 years experience
Consequences: Both are obsessive compulsive behaviors but sex addicts can get into trouble due to interaction with others. Masturbators generaaly do iit alone.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of masturbation and sexual addictions in a guy?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Whoa: All young men masturbate. It's a good thing, it keeps you focused and comfortable, and it teaches you about your mind and body to prepare you to be an adult. "sexual addictions" are obsession with erotica or easy, casual pleasure that is obviously interfering with your learning / friendships / fitness / family time / job. If you truly have this, your doctor can treat / refer you. Be discerning.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What can I do to stop sexual urges and masturbation?
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See your doctor: If your symptoms are that intesnse, you need to see your doctor. Only he/she can make a correct diagnosis based on a physical examination.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Can I get a sexual illness just by masturbation of any kind?
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not alone: Not unless you use something to masturbate with that someone else used who did have a infection.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
I'm a new christian and wondered if it is safe for me to stop masturbating and having sexual thoughts?
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Safe------Yes.: You pose several issues. It appears you are entering a religeous phase of your life. This is important. Your question is confusing regarding "sexua... Read More
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Personal beliefs and feelings are just that, personal. It would be a difficult world to live in if people are to be judged by what they think and feel as well as what they do. The common expression "only God knows" reflects that. Thoughts and feelings become safe or unsafe only when one acts on them in safe or unsafe ways. That's when intentions don't count. Trust your faith and act accordingly.
Dec 28, 2011
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher commented
Neurology 36 years experience
The Jewish perspective is that behavior can be inappropriate, but not thoughts. Jews don't get this "in your heart" business. The HUMAN perspective, without reference to religion, is that if you try to suppress thoughts, they will just go around and around in your head. GUILT provides the energy for the repetition of unacceptable thoughts. Let yourself think them, and they will run their course.
Sep 7, 2014
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A member asked about a 20-year-old male:
I am very sexually active and cannot stop masturbating?
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Ok: Masturbation is a healthy way to satisfy your sexual needs.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Can male masturbation cause sexual dysfunction?
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Maybe, No, and Yes: Masturbation (regardless of whether it is male masturbation, female masturbation, self masturbation, or mutual masturbation) can have no effect on sex... Read More
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