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A 34-year-old member asked:

i have been masturbating a lot. does this cause stunted growth and short stature?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No it does not.: Look elsewhere and your secondary sexual characteristics. If you have plenty of body hair, axillary hair, and pubic hair, and it came at an early age, you will tend to be shorter than someone with later onset puberty.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How do you talk to a teenager about masturbation?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Confidentially!: If a parent, this should have begun a long time ago. Otherwise, one should first hear the person's questions & then carefully answer them. Sexual stimulation is a part of who we are, biological & unavoidable. Masturbation is a normal process and very personal. It can become abnormal and cause issues. Fallacies should be dispelled, reassurance given, & an open dialogue kept! dispel shame!

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