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A 23-year-old female asked:

is it normal my bf watches porn n masturbates sometimes he refuses to have sex becoz he is tired but later masturbates when am gone.is that normal?:(

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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Maybe: Hi Sarah, Generally, masturbation is healthy/normal. Have you discussed your concerns with him? Is he under a lot of stress? Are there religious/cultural concerns? It would be concerning if he consistently looks forward more to masturbating/watching porn than connecting with you, it interferes with his work, it becomes a primary coping strategy, and/or he has difficulty controlling the behavior.
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
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Also recommend that the two of you together, or with the help of a therapist, discuss your views on masturbation and pornography, and come to an agreement that you both feel comfortable with. Hope this is helpful. Take care.
Aug 30, 2016

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