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A 17-year-old female asked:

Hello..my friend is having a problem....he told me that he gets weird dreams about girls and his balls get big.. he visited a doctor and the doctor told him that there's accumulation in his balls and he has to go for surgery or masturbate...help me?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
About masturbation..: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It is not harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause acne or hair loss, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage vision.
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