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A 19-year-old male asked:

Doctor if rough masturbation is cause of erection problems/weak erections if i give it time will i be able to get good erections llike rock-hard?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
It all depends: Masturbation does not usually lead to problems with erections. It may cause irritation of the penis due to too much friction, but it shouldn't cause other problems. Now, it is possible that frequent masturbation may decrease your sensitivity and it may be more difficult to become aroused for intercourse. If so, a short break will usually help. If more problems, see your doctor.
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Im of 19, Boy. When I have an erection, my penis head doesnt come out on its own. I bring it out by few strokes like masturbating for few seconds. Is it normal or is it any problem? Will this be a problem in future when Ill have sex? Reply doctor?
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dear doctor, is it true that male masturbation causes weaker erections and early ejaculation during actual sex or it's just people's thinking with no facts. If I did masturbate say once in 2 weeks but for over 5 years, is that too bad?
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Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
There is absolutely no inherent risk with masturbation by the way you have done in the last 5 years.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Respected Doctor, I am not getting morning erections since week now but i am able to get that during masturbation, is there anything i should be concerned about??? is it normal? My serum testosterone stays between 200-300?
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
no need to panic . If you can get an erection in the daytime you are OK. Not getting an AM erection is nothing to worry about
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Male 20.Weak erection if masturbate daily and perfect erections if masturbate after 4-5 days.What can be the reason and what should I do.Take no drugs?
Dr. David Sneid
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At your age: It shouldn't be physical, therefore it's probably mental. Find another hobby to occupy your time. Relax, you don't have a problem.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
I am 20 years old and i used to masturbate a lot. My erections are weak even if i watch porn. I have been facingthis problem since last month. What is wrong with me?
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Seek cause: Entertaining yourself wasn't the problem. Get with your physician to seek some organic cause of erectile dysfunction. Two causes that are common and g... Read More
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Last updated Feb 5, 2020

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