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A 19-year-old male asked:

I have been doing something for 2 years straight because it has been a addiction, i have been masturbating for 2 years straight and now i cant get hard anymore, is there a cure for this?

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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Yes. You can divert your energy in many ways - social work, sports, volunteering etc. to keep busy. once not masturbated for a period you will start getting spontaneous erections- for you are young. Once you resolve to do this and do it then there is no addiction. If not pl see a sex counselor. I think you can do it
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