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A 21-year-old male asked:

Hello doctor, i started masturbation from age of 13.as i dont knew harm of doing it excessively,i did it twice a day upto 3-4 years.now i am 21 and still have 3-4 times a week.but my concern is whether it would be going to create any nuisan

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Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Nothing wrong: There's nothing wrong with masturbation or the frequency at your age but the urge does decline gradually as you get older. If you perceive it as a nuisance then be sure to find interests and hobbies that actively engage you during your free time.
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Dr. Paul Pyles commented
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This is completely normal behavior and a part of life.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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My colleagues are correct. One of the cults in particular tries to frighten teenaged males about this using some cynical disinformation. Ignore this stuff, and talk to a few grown-ups who are sensible -- maybe even Dad. It's won't make you short, hairy, bald, infertile, or an unfit husband or parent.
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It may be ok but con: It is not related to your masturbation and it may be normal but since you are concerned go consult your doctor/urologist.
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