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A 20-year-old male asked:

Is it true that masturbation will decrease growth hormone? or anything ? i m 20

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Mastur. decreases...: No worries, but as always in life, "moderation" is the key. Masturbating alone will decrease one's chance of creating a pregnancy (you need a member of the opposite sex to start a baby). Masturbating alone also decreases one's chance of catching an STD (it's hard to catch an infection without having another person to catch it from). Finally, no, masturbation doesn't change one's growth hormone.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it true that masturbation will decrease growth hormone?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
No: No it won't and you won't go blind either......At your age growth hormone has very little function anyway.

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