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Does Too Much Masturbation Build Smegma
Whitish material that collects under the foreskin in males & between labia & under clitoral hood in females. Primarily compresses dead, sloughed skin skin cells plus possible moisture from sweat, urine or gland secretion. Form into variable size pearl like collections in uncircumcised boys, which work their way out from under foreskin & part of physiologic mechanism of ...Read more
No: No long term effects on growth.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
No: This just isn't true. Whoever told you this is either very ignorant or is trying to deceive you for their own dark purposes. Being a teen is difficult enough without superstition like this. Talk with your personal physician about your changing body -- or (if they're reasonable) maybe even dad. Best wishes. ...Read more
Varies: One study estimates that healthy men produce 3.7 +/- 2.2 mg/d: http://jcem.Endojournals.Org/content/82/5/1492.Long. In this same study, women were found to produce 0.4 +/- 0.1mg/d. This is roughly consistent with the approximately 20:1 ratio of upper limit of normal testosterone in men vs women as noted by labcorp #070001. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You'll know: If you are so obsessed with erotica and all the fun things that come with your changing mind and body, so that you're missing out on the other things you need to do in life (sports, friends, study, work, relationships), then get with your doctor -- he/she can get you back on track. Otherwise, enjoy your body. Vary your technique & think about the girl you'll marry. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sexual Activity: In general the answer is of course, no. But, we have learned here on health tap that extremes do happen. Sexual activity does burn some calories but not more than normal activity. ...Read more
No: Masturbation is a normal part of human sexuality.Some cultures frown on the process & develop such myths to suppress it. Most seldom discuss it openly. If anyone does so to the exclusion of interacting with people ; pursuing age ; peer related activities, it can interfere with normal emotional growth, as any preoccupation might. For most, it is simply part of their life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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