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How Old Should A Young Male Be Before He Masturbates
Not particularly: The process is a normal part of life for both genders. Many cultures frown on the activity and few discuss it openly.There is also an abundance of myths about health impairments or fertility attached, but untrue.You do not go blind,crazy,loose hair,etc.because of the practice.It is more pervasive in the early teen stage than later. ...Read more
Healthy vs compulsiv: If it's interfering w/relationships &productive pursuits, taking up more &more time &energy, & impacting how u feel abt yrself, it may be addictive sexual behavior. If not, & it is in balance with other things in yr life & u simply feel guilty abt it due to messages u got abt sex being "bad" or "dirty" as a kid, then it may be good to work on accepting yr sexuality. Check sexaa.Org 4 more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's enough?: Enough to stay physically and emotionally comfortable and able to focus on the tasks of regular life. Not so much that we're obsessed with it, have an unwanted compulsion that keeps us from making friends, learning new things. There's a range; you decide what's right. It's great if you can think about the person you love / will marry. ...Read more
Nothing specific: Masturbation is a normal part of human exiatance.Some cultures frown on the process ; 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 more
What's right for you: Only you can tell. If you have an obsession or compulsion, or if something is interfering with your finding someone to love romantically, then a talk with your phyiscian or some other wise person may help. If you're one of the lucky folks who's happy by himself, then it's really up to you. It's one of the few enjoyable things you can't do to excess and hurt yourself. You choose. ...Read more
It's fine: Don't try to stop. It's keeping you comfortable, teaching you about your body and mind in preparation for the girl you'll marry, and if it's once-a-day you're probably not obsessed with erotica and missing out on the rest of life. ...Read more
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