A 45-year-old member asked:

Can masturbation cause prostate infection?

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Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
No: Masturbation cannot cause infection of the prostate or anything else. It is a normal, healthy behavior.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can a teen get prostate infection from lots of masturbation?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: Can have pain or soreness of the penis. Mild irritative urethritis of penile urethra.
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A 19-year-old female asked about a 19-year-old female:
Can dry humping as a form of masturbation cause kidney infections?
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
No relationship: If you are getting kidney infections, there is another cause and kidney infections are serious, needing your doctor's attention immediately
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A 16-year-old female asked:
I didn't wear gloves when masturbating (fingers inside vagina.) will this cause infection?
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No : People don't use gloves normally to masturbate. There is no harm or shame in touching your own body. You can't give yourself an std. Just wash your ha... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Can masturbation cause vaginal infection and dysmenorrhea?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Some basics: Dysmenorrhea is unrelated to self stimulation activities. The vagina is a moist environment with secretions that will support growth of a variety of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Can urinary tract infections be caused by masturbating ?
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Low risk: Some women get urinary infection due to sex, even without any sexually transmitted infections. A male is very unlikely to get urinary infection from m... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Can masturbating in the shower with water coming down cause a vaginal infection?
Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 36 years experience
No: It is unlikely to cause an infection. Sexual activity of any type can induce some irritation locally, but this is not necessarily an infection.
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Last updated May 20, 2019

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