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A 16-year-old male asked:

I am a 16 year old teenager, and i have been masturbating for about 6 years now, since i was 10 years old, and started edging when i was about 13, because of starting masturbation at such a young age, is there a chance my penis stopped growing?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unrelated: Your penis grows to whatever size/length it will attain based on a complex interaction between genetics & hormonal stimulation. Your sexual activity whether alone or with a partner has no effect on the final outcome. At 16 you may have more time to grow.

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