A member asked:

Hi, i'm a man age 23 who currently isn't sexually active, but i don't masturbate/ejaculate. will there be any bad effects if i never ejaculate?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

No bad health issues: Your body is well equipped to deal with whatever secretions it makes in your generative excretory tract. Sad that you seem resolved not to experience the built in biologic pleasure from sexual experience.

Answered 2/28/2018

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

No: You will not have any adverse effects except for not experiencing the pleasure. However it will be great when you finally experience it

Answered 3/5/2018

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Dr. Daniel Ziegler answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

There could be: Studies have shown, over a lifetime, increased frequency of ejaculation correlates with a decreased risk of prostate and other male reproductive cancers. Teleologically this makes sense. Where rapid cell division occurs there is increased risk of a genetic error leading to uncontrolled division. The stress of aging & crowding on retained sperm probably doesn't help. Emotional health also affected.

Answered 3/4/2018

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Nocturnal emissions: Do you get "wet dreams"? If not, consult a urologist.

Answered 4/21/2018

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