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Is Masturbation Harmful
Sexual health: "nightfall" is a term used in some cultures for nocturnal emissions -- ejaculating semen while the man sleeps. This is perfectly normal and is certain to happen to a man who does not have frequent ejaculations by himself or with a partner. Some people tell young men that it's dangerous -- this is superstition at best and is used to promote health frauds. Dad might be a great guy to talk to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The alleged dangers are part of the mythology of people who want to control your mind for their own reasons. It's almost universal, as a teen you will have sexual thoughts; it's a way to keep pressure down, a safety valve, and to learn about your body before you get married. Maybe an adult in your family can give you good advice. Don't use a prop that you might choke on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It doesn't: We don't talk about "proof" in science -- just what's credible and what isn't. It would be both impossible and unethical to attempt a controlled study. However, there's no reason to think this is true, much reason to believe it isn't true, and anybody who tells you otherwise is troubling you for their own dark purposes. ...Read more
Masturbation: Masturbation is a common part of the human experience. Sexuality leads to health in many ways: it relieves stress; it allows intimacy and spirituality to develop with a partner; it leads to creating love and families. There is no medical or health reason to limit one's sexual expression, including masturbation. ...Read more
Time management: It becomes a problem when it seriously interferes with time management in the rest of your life -- you're missing out on homework, jobs, time with friends. Here the problem is an obsession with erotica rather than what you're actually doing with your body. Get with your physician now for talk / Rx; this is a dead-end for a man. ...Read more
There are some risks: Anal receptive sex can cause tearing of anal tissues including perforation of the colon. Repeated anal sex can weaken the anal sphincter muscle & cause problems with incontinence. It can also lead to transmission of sexually transmitted diseases and other infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly.: I think the answer to your question would depend on whether the enlarged breast gland causes physical and/or psychosocial “distress”. If so, and if persistent, it is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Natural: As long as you're not diverting so much time and emotional energy, this near-universal practice is basically good for you, and only an ideologue would tell you otherwise. It keeps the physical and emotional pressure down, lets you focus on other things, and especially teaches you about your mind and body for marriage and parenthood. Think about the person you love / will marry. ...Read more
It can be: In fact for men there is decreased risk of prostate cancer in groups that have higher ejaculatory frequencies(though you don't have to ejaculate through masturbation!) Again, if it isn't something that you perseverate on and does not impair your normal functioning and sexual relationships, then it usually isn't too much of a concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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