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A 17-year-old female asked:

i'm 17 years old (female). is it bad for me to masterbate?? what are the negatives and positives of it?

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Dr. Daniel Goldman
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
It is normal: Masterbation is completely normal. It is healthy to get to know your own body. Obviously it feels good and can relieve sexual tension. There is really no negative down side to it as long as it does not interfere with your daily activities and responsibilities. As with most things in life, moderation is the best advice that I can give.

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Last updated Aug 22, 2017

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