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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 45 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 37-year-old member asked:

Will too much masturbation cause erectile dysfunction or other complications?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Brian Golden
Urology 22 years experience
No, not at all: There is a wide range of normal libido, or sexual interest. As long as sexual activity does not interfere with other important aspects of your life, then how often you masturbate or have sex is up to you, and is not linked to health risks.
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A 16-year-old male asked:

Can too much masturbation lead to erectile dysfunction?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 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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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 32 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.
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 27 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.
Last updated Feb 2, 2013

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