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hello doc...i have addiction for masturbation. i used to do once in a day and this effects my health. i think i m not getting fat due to this only.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Weight control: Masturbation is not an effective method of weight control. This is because the calories are not burned over a sustained period. Recommend aerobic activity if you feel that you need to control fat.

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