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I got unknown cause of hemoturia so I wanted to know things that I might of had done to cause this or is it natural. I'm active/healthy, masturbate daily?
Time for a consult: You give no clue about something you may have done to bring this on. Masturbation shouldn't. This means blood is coming from somewhere as far up as the kidneys all the way down to the outlet. Simple fixable issues may be involved but you need to get in to be checked. The worst I could think of at your age would be a kidney tumor & survival could depend on how fast you get in and have it treated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indeed it is: This is around the norm for most young men, and many young women. You learn about your mind and body in preparation for adult roles, and stay comfortable and able to focus on other things. ...Read more
Sure: Enjoy being young. This is a problem only if you're missing out on the rest of life. If you're obsessed with erotica, get with your personal physician for talk to discover your inner strengths ;/or medication. ...Read more
Is sex with condom (friends with benefits, one night stand etc) healthier or masturbating when I can't seem to find love?
Define healthier: Partner sex is at least more in line with where you want to be in the years to come. Yet it has the inherent risk of pregnancy & STD's that add a dimension to sex not present when going solo. There are a lot of myths about bad health effects of solo sex, yet in truth they are just myths. ...Read more
Yes: Most days is usual for most single young men. If you find yourself obsessed with erotica and are missing out on things that you should be doing / want to be doing, get with your personal physician. Otherwise, enjoy yourself. It'll prepare you for adult life. Maybe you can think about the girl you'll marry. If dad's a reasonable guy, maybe you can talk with him about your changing body. ...Read more
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
Use it or lose it: Sexual desire is a basic human function, just like hunger and thirst. The appropriate expression of that desire is also a part of the "human experience" requiring "higher order thinking skills". Masturbation when there is not a appropriate way to express one's sexuality is both healthy and a "wise choice' with a partner that "one knows best.". ...Read more
Yes: As long as you're not obsessed with erotica so that you miss out on appointments and other things you need to do, this is fine. For younger men not in relationships, this is about the norm. Vary your technique to prepare you for different possible partners, and think about that one special person in your future rather than internet trash / unrealistic scenarios. ...Read more
Yes. Masturbation is a normal, common, healthy part of the human experience. The majority of the human race has or does masturbate. There is no good or bad to it. It just is. Masturbation is a way of taking care of one's mental health. It is a tension reliever. It can be joyful.
There is no medical or scientific reason to not masturbate. ...Read more
It's normal: Essentially all young men and a majority of young women enjoy their bodies in private. It keeps a person comfortable and able to focus on other things. It won't make you short, hairy, stupid, infertile, unspiritual, or an unfit spouse. If you're obsessed with erotica so you're missing the rest of life, get with your physician -- we know how to fix this kind of thing up. Best wishes. ...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
Minimal research: Because of a variety of cultural taboos, it is hard to get reliable information on the practice. It appears to be universal, for at least part of the life of both genders. When it does not interfere with the normal development of peer interaction, there is no harm done. It does not interfere with physical growth or development. ...Read more