A 46-year-old member asked:

Frequent masturbation to guy photos. could it cause erectile dysfunction?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Matthew Burke
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Unlikely: It is possible, that this could lead to desensitization, but not really erectile dysfunction. The intensity/scope of the material to which you masturbate is much more important than the gender of the person/people regarding this desensitization.
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A 22-year-old male asked:

Is erectile dysfunction that is caused by masturbation reversible?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samuel Lee
Urology 33 years experience
Not valid question: As far as we know, masturbation does not cause erectile dysfunction. If one were to experiment sexually and injure the phallus, then the traumatic event can result in vascular/nerve injury that can lead to erectile dysfunction.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can too much masturbation cause erectile dysfunction?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
No, but...: If a teen becomes accustomed to a very firm grip, it may be more difficult to respond to the more subtle experiences later with a partner. Understanding and practice should overcome this with time.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Does too frequent masterbation cause erectile dysfunction? Does it have negative impact on sexual activity?
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
It will lead to more effort and stimulation being required which is a negative impact on sex. Suggest you slowly reduce it to a frequency which satisf... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Can porn/masturbation twice a week result into erectile dysfunction while sex?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Pornography.: Not necessarily. However when watching pornography there is no performance anxiety or pressure to meet the needs of a partner. Pornography is designed... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
I don't have erectile dysfunction but it gets erect after a very long time of massaging. Until i was 20 years old i used to masturbate without erection?
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Unusual: Erection is usual response to masturbation. Seems like your penis is a slow to respond. Hope this means that penis remains erect for as long as you ; ... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
I think I have erectile dysfunction. When I masturbate I dont get hard until right around climax then it just shortens right after. Im 16 please help.
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Exam!: It's difficult to properly address your concerns with a more complete history & exam. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is only considered a concern if sa... Read More
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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 42 years experience
Provided original answer
I therefore strongly encourage you to have a complete exam by a Family Doctor who will take a complete history and discuss your concerns about possible erectile dysfunction with you. I wish you well with your health!
Dec 30, 2019
A 16-year-old male asked:
Can too much masturbation lead to erectile dysfunction?
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Masturbation: There is no negative health consequences to this normal and common activity that all men and boys participate in.
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