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A 23-year-old male asked:

Does masturbation affect muscle mass or muscle building?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
No: Neither partner or self sex has any effect on muscle mass.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Dr. Ferguson is correct. It would be hard to find a control group. Anybody who tells you that enjoying your body will hurt your athletic performance, make you bald, hurt you spiritually, or make you a poor husband / father is either ignorant or lying to manipulate you. I'm VERY glad you're working out. Best wishes.
Jul 20, 2018
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Wee-sized effects: Masturbating causes the ability to gain muscle, as masturbating requires movement. Whichever muscles are moving (or working) have ability to gain size, strength, or stamina. Of course, whether or not there is gain depends on how muscles are working, such as longer periods of light muscle work vs. shorter periods of heavy work. For most folks, masturbation-related muscle changes are not noticeable.
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Dr. Robert Killian
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Masturbation: Nope. Not in any way. Masturbation is a normal and common part of the human experience. There are no medical or health consequences to this natural sexual activity.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2019

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