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A 16-year-old male asked:

Will masturbating after a workout affect my muscle gains?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
No.: Masturbation has no effect on muscle gain or loss.
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Provided original answer
Unless of course, you masturbated while doing a one-armed handstand for at least 6 hours 5-7 days a week, then you would increase muscle mass in several major muscle groups. Or some other equally vigorous accompanying activity.
Oct 7, 2015
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for the Thank You note! It was kind of you to send it.
Feb 12, 2020
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for the Thank You note. Keep working out!
Aug 28, 2020

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