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?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
3.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 22, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.