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Is masturbation considered being sexually active? i haven't had a sexual intercourse with other, just masturbation.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends: Masturbation is a form of sexual activity but in most discussions the term "sexual active" implies behaviors involving a partner. It opens the discussion to concerns over sexually transmitted disease, which are part of the risk partner sex has that solo sex does not.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
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Last updated Dec 2, 2016

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