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A 35-year-old member asked:

i am having a habit of frequent masturbation --is this harmful?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Not unless it is compulsive, very frequent, and is interfering with your regular life, working and getting to know people -- including that person who may be special. Learning about your body is essential, and eventually what you do by yourself will probably be less important than what happens in a good loving relationship. Focus on this, and things will probably work out well.

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A 20-year-old male asked:

Is masturbation a healthy habit ? If it is how frequent should I do that?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Not unhealthy.: I have seen people with obsession doing it very often, which needs to be addressed. The most important index is if this habit consumes your time, or prevents you to be an active and happy person.
A 28-year-old male asked:

I am 28, i masturbate 2 or 3 times in a week, now gonna marry in may, does my habit of masturbating will effect my sexual life after marriage?

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Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
No: No.
A 29-year-old male asked:

Sie I am addicted to masturbation.I frequently watch porn movies too.Can u suggest steps to stop this habit.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Find REAL love: The addiction is not to masturbation but to "adult images" and fantasies. Watching porn is a dead-end road; seeing near-perfect bodies creates dissatisfaction with yours / your partner's and does nothing to develop you as a person which you need to do. It does release Dopamine which feels good & a physician may offer a low dose of an antidepressant as you recover. Live rich, don't be a spectator.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What can I do to break my masturbation/porn habit?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Big picture: If you're obsessed with erotica to the extent that it's interfering with your doing the things you need to be an effective adult, your physician can help you reprogram yourself. Otherwise, talk with someone sensible. You're keeping the pressure down, staying able to focus and enjoying yourself, and it's near-universal. Only an ideologue would say it will degrade your relations with others.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can I stop my habit of masturbation?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Sex therapy: Frequent masturbation may not be something you need to stop. You need to figure out both why you do it so often and why you don't want to keep doing it. See a therapist.

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