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A 25-year-old male asked:

is prone masturbation a harmful/wrong/abnormal way of masturbation? does it really affect someone's sexual life in future? thank you.

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
Not wrong or abnl: So long os one is not creating physical harm, there's no worry.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Prone masturbation: Frequent male prone masturbation places significant pressure on penis & nerves at its base & may cause numbing to arousal / pleasure with other positions. Seek help for delayed orgasms, erectile dysfunction or inability to achieve orgasm in other ways. It may lead to back pain in males & females. REF: https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex/prone-masturbation#effect-on-sensation

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, could prone masturbation stunt growth?

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No: No reason why it should.
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Please help docs! is prone masturbation okay or bad for your health?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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It's fine: Any position in which you won't have an accident is healthy. Enjoying your body when you're alone won't make you short, hairy, smooth, infertile, a sexual cripple, unspiritual, bald, an unfit parent, or insensitive. If you're overly focused on erotica so that you're missing out on other things in life, your physician can help you.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

Is prone masturbation dangerous? if so what do i do if it is the only way i know how to do it?

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Dr. Dale Kristle
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No: not dangerous
A 19-year-old male asked:

Is prone masturbation bad? I have been doing it since I can remember as it is the only way I knew, but I read some articles claiming it to be bad? If it is bad how can I stop this? If it is not bad can I continue doing it?

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Masturbation: In general masturbation is not harmful to the body position with her prone standing sitting on the side does not have any different effects as far as I’m aware of in the medical literature. Some people masturbate an excess amount on a daily basis this can interfere with functioning in jobs in relationships. Recommendation moderation in all things

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