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can too much masturbation be harmful?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
No: Masterbation does not cause any physiologic or medical problems.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is there anything I can do while masturbating to train myself to last longer?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Yes: There is some biofeedback. You can bring yourself to the point of climax, stop, pinch the tip of your penis hard for 30 seconds and resume. This is called the squeeze technique. Medications may also be helpful. Some sex therapists recommend less masturbation and more couples training to help time orgasm better.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
This is VERY good advice. I've known a few people for whom the "squeeze technique" has changed lives dramatically for the better.
Feb 2, 2013
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
If you are interested in doing something outside of a sexual context to help improve your control, you can try kegel exercises in order to strengthen your pelvic muscles and your ability to contract them and possibly resist ejaculation.
Nov 3, 2018
A 26-year-old member asked:

If i'm obsessed with masturbation, could I have ocd?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Very likely, yes.: By definition OCD contains the word "obsessed". Generally when we say we are obsessed about something it's because we don't like a specific thought, feeling or behavior we have that contriols us and we don't control it. To rise to the level of a disorder it has to impact our life negatively, cause problems and appear to be out of our willful control. That's when professional help is needed.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the consequences of chronic over-masturbation?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Several: An unhealthy lifestyle, mental stress, relational stress, physical damage to the sex organ, poor performance at the work place, withing the family or in relationships in general. You would have to define "over-masturbation" though. What some would consier "over" may be normal for someone else. Discuss with your pcp, counsellor, clergy, mentor or health/mental health counsellor.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How much self-masturbation is too much?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
You decide: Almost all adults do something like this. If it's interfering with the other things you want to do or should do, it may be time to ask why. If it is compulsive and you feel forced many times a day, a visit with someone specializing in behavioral health may help you find why your mind is keeping you trapped rather than finding somebody special.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

Is masturbation harmful! How much is excess?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Not harmful: It is not harmful. There is no definition of what is excessive.

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