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A 16-year-old male asked:

I am 17 years old and i masturbate once a week and now i am feeling lazy is there any side effect please tell me if there is any harm..

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Hard to say: Studies reveal this to be a natural part of emerging sexuality for the majority of males and females worldwide. Cultural taboos limit the discussion of the topic to a variable degree.Most experts would agree it is an innocuous practice.
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