U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 23-year-old male asked:

Hi.im23 years.ihave dificulties in maintaining erection during masturbation, and i have been masturbating since 6 years almost daily.i'm i impotnce?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Erection: Well, not sure how frequently you masturbate, but it's been shown that very frequent masturbation can cause semen leakage and erection troubles. I am not diagnosing you with anything in particular, but you will need to have an evaluation with a specialist or at least a primary care doc.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Masturbation: Masturbation is a normal and natural part of the human experience. Every man you know masturbates or has masturbated. There is no health concerns or consequences to masturbation. Now, erection troubles are usually about fatigue, stress, worry, self esteem. An erection is more than 50% about your brain and not the penis itself. Give yourself time and less worry and it should be fine.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 11, 2013

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.