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A 16-year-old female asked:

If you masturbate or have sex at en early age will it afect your sex drive when you grow older?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Sex early: No it should not, unless traumatic experience leads later in life to performance anxiety.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Sex Drive: Not necessarily but sexualtiy is complicated and many factors affect how people feel sexually as they age. Masturbation and early sexual experiences would not necessarily affect a person unless these were unpleasant experiences. Best.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Thank u yet again Dr. C for reiterating on my response.
Aug 15, 2013

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Westborough, MA
A 16-year-old female asked:

If you masturbate or have sex a lot at an early age will it afect you sex drive when you get older?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 25 years experience
Libido Not Finite: Like most drives in life, libido (sex drive) does not exist as something you can "use up". In the male, libido results in part from testosterone. However, as one ages, drives may change for other non-biological reasons. At your age it is normal to have your libido seem to be a constant presence; but worry not, as relieving it now does not mean you will lose out later in life.

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