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A 21-year-old male asked:

Do masturbating 5 times a day daily in teenage for several years may affect future height( by making growth plates fuse early or in any other way)?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: No (not unless all that masturbating is getting in the way of a person's ability to eat healthy meals, is preventing adequate sleep at night, or is not allowing other exercise that all growing teens should be having). As always in life, one should do everything in moderation.

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