A 22-year-old male asked:

I am a male and i masterbate (get off my sperm) every day do this affects my health ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause hair loss or gray hair, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage eyes.
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Masturbation : Nope. Masturbation is a normal and common part of the human experience. There are no negative health or medical effects from this common sexual practice. Just remember that every man you know does or has masturbated.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
During masturbation, is it normal if i hold my penis hard to stop sperm flow. Is there any role of sperm affecting health if ejaculated daily?
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Does masturbation cause reducing of sperms in body?Does the production or the amount get reduced more?If started in earlier age?I need to know more.
Dr. Stephen Chinn
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A male asked:
Is it possible to get sperm under your fingernails from masturbation?
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 40 years experience
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Can someone tell me how men donate sperm at a sperm clinic do they have to masturbate at the clinic?
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Yes: This is the usual way of getting a fresh sperm sample. Condoms are likely to contain chemicals that would damage them.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
I am a 25 year old male. I masturbate twice or thrice a week. I recently noticed that my semen is clear. I am afraid that I may have low sperm count.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Generally can't tell: by that. there are several components not least of which is just hydration state. You can't tell sperm count by looking (except with a microscope).
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Last updated Aug 27, 2018

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