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Dr. Danny Proffitt Dr. Proffitt
Family Medicine
39 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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How can I stop my masturbation addiction?

How can I stop my masturbation addiction?

Depends: If masturbation is creating stress in your life, altering your life, taking up a large part of your time and thoughts, causing you psychological or physical harm or embarrassment or if other issues, then you should seek help. Sexual addiction can be helped. See your pcp, a counsellor dealing with sexual issues or a pshychiatrist. You can begin by setting gentle limits and carrying limits out.

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Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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How can you stop a masturbation addiction?

How can you stop a masturbation addiction?

Please see a: Sexual pyschologist or a pyschiatrist for counseling and treatment.

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Dr. Shah Nawaz Dr. Nawaz
Psychiatry
31 years in practice
Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) School of Medicine
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How to stop addiction to masturbation? Please help

How to stop addiction to masturbation? Please help

Any other symptoms: What is your routine do you study or work any gambling problem any substance addiction do you have partner any other addiction you have to enroll in gym physical exercise some mental work to learn to switch your activity limit your masturbation few times a week instead many times a day.

Dr. Adam Front Dr. Front
Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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What can be done to stop a masturbation addiction?

What can be done to stop a masturbation addiction?

Recovery - saa works: Addiction to any compulsive sexual behavior, whether porn, voyeurism, massage parlors, anonymous hookups, prostitution, is possible through working the 12 steps w/ a sponsor in saa (sex addicts anonymous). Visit www. Sexaa. Org for more information. If there are no meetings in your area you can start one, attend online or telephone meetings. Recovery is possible. There is a lot of hope & help.

Dr. Ana Adelstein Dr. Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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How can you stop masturbation addiction and concentrate on my studies?

How can you stop masturbation addiction and concentrate on my studies?

Eat, Mst'bate, Study: You might want to take a look what the "go ask alice" online q&a service run by columbia u's school of public health: http://bit. Ly/17krv3h. "alice" suggests questions to ask yourself about your patterns of masturbation, your attitudes about it, etc. She points out that different people have very different masturbation habits/needs. Consider building in time for it when you study?

Dr. Ana Adelstein Dr. Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I'm addicted to masturbation I have to do it everyday. I tried many time to stop it but ican't. What is the effect of this addiction and how to stop i?

I'm addicted to masturbation I have to do it everyday. I tried many time to stop it but ican't. What is the effect of this addiction and how to stop i?

Too Much Good Thing?: You might want to take a look what the "go ask alice" online q&a service run by columbia u's school of public health: http://bit. Ly/17krv3h. "alice" suggests questions to ask yourself about your patterns of masturbation, your attitudes about it, etc. She points out that different people have very different masturbation habits. There is a wide range of experience.

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Dr. Ana Adelstein Dr. Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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My addictions towards masturbation is increasing. I cannot concentrate on things. How do I stop it?

My addictions towards masturbation is increasing. I cannot concentrate on things. How do I stop it?

Too Much Good Thing?: You might want to take a look what the "go ask alice" online q;a service run by columbia u's school of public health: http://bit. Ly/17krv3h. "alice" suggests questions to ask yourself about your patterns of masturbation, your attitudes about it, etc. She points out that different people have very different masturbation habits. There is a wide range of experience.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How can I beat a masturbation addiction?

How can I beat a masturbation addiction?

Addiction?: Almost all men and many women have to enjoy their bodies from time to time or they'll become uncomfortable and can't do the ordinary things they need to (like studying or getting to sleep). This isn't an addiction. If you're obsessed with erotica to the point of missing out on meals, study time, work -- your physician can help with Rx &/or talk; it's fairly common and treatable.

Dr. Emma Rishton Dr. Rishton
Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
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How can one treat addiction to masturbation?

How can one treat addiction to masturbation?

Support: Masturbation can be necessary and healthy, it is not always an addiction. If it is truly a problem for you find a way to support your desire to stop. Support groups and/or individual therapy can work. There are lots of reasons that people develop masturbation addictions, you need support to find out what's going on with you and to know if you have an addiction. Good luck and best wishes.

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Dr. Edward Smith Dr. Smith
Neurology
50 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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How can I treat an addiction to masturbation?

How can I treat an addiction to masturbation?

Joint therapy.: This type of problem may require both counseling and medication to be effective. But most important of all, successful treatment of addiction of any kind requires a sincere commitment to rid oneself of it.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What's the best way to end masturbation addiction?

What's the best way to end masturbation addiction?

Do you have this?: All guys enjoy erotica; the best is tasteful & respectful. Imagine folks really in love; avoid the vulgur & degrading. "sexual addictions" are obsession with erotica or easy, casual pleasure that is obviously interfering with your learning / friendships / fitness / family time / job. If you truly have this, your doctor can treat / refer you. Best help will be to fall deeply & truly in love.

Dr. Ana Adelstein Dr. Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What is the best way to put an end to a masturbation addiction?

What is the best way to put an end to a masturbation addiction?

Some Questions: I'm going to think of this more neutrally, as simply some "behavior." my questions then: when r u engaging in it? What thoughts, emotions, situations r triggering it? What are ur judgments about this behavior? What is ur understanding of how much of this behavior others ur age/life circumstances engage in? What do u think would need 2b different about u or ur life 2 make u feel less "addicted"?

Dr. Shin Beh Dr. Beh
Neurology
5 years in practice
International Islamic University Malaysia
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What do you suggest if I had an addiction to masterbation & pornography, can anyone help me?

What do you suggest if I had an addiction to masterbation & pornography, can anyone help me?

See a counselor: Or your primary care physician for referral. There is a lot of controversy whether compulsive sexual behaviors are in the same category as addictions, or if they are part of obsessive-compulsive disorders. There are psychiatrists, psychologists and other counselors/therapists who specialize in these 'paraphilias.' There is help, often a history of sexual trauma, and recovery is possible.

Dr. Marc Zimmermann Dr. Zimmermann
Psychiatry
18 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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I have addiction of masturbation due to which I feel very unhealthy and my body is not growing so I need help to recover so plz help me....

Psychotherapy: Addiction of this type can be treated by a mental health professional of an addictions counselor. Find one who has dealt with this type of problem before. Your condition is treatable and there is no need for your to suffer. Help is available, please seek it.

Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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I have been a masturbation addict for 7 years. Now, the addiction is strong that I started bunking classes to masturbate. Please, I need help. ..

Sex therapist: I recommend that you get into therapy with a sex therapist. Medications may also be helpful to cut down your libido. You could meet with a psychiatrist to address those options. Here is the se ex therapist website: www. Aasect. Org/directory. Asp.

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Dr. Meredith Moroff Dr. Moroff
Psychiatry
16 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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How to treat masturbation addiction?

Really addiction?: Are u talking about 6+ times/day, in inappropriate places, getting you in trouble, hurting your penis from overuse type masturbation? Because anything less isn't addiction. Esp if you are teens-20s. Couple times/day in private, not hurting yourself is normal, esp if you have no regular sex partner. If u ARE doing addictive stuff, try to refocus your energies. Meditation, sports. Good 2 see ur MD 2

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How do I prevent masturbation addiction?

How do I prevent masturbation addiction?

Common sense: All young men and most young women masturbate. The stuff about "addiction" is actually an obsession that a very small percentage of men get with erotica which excludes other important things in life. If you feel this developing, get with your physician and we can help. If dad's a reasonable guy, maybe you can talk with him. Best wishes.

Dr. Sheila Goodman Dr. Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Are chronic masturbation a sex addiction?

Are chronic masturbation a sex addiction?

Could be: Any sexual activity could be part of a sexual addiction if the person doing it: can't do without it; has the rest of his/her life affected by it; needs increasing amounts of it in his/her life. All the questions that are used to assess drug addiction can be used with minor changes to assess sex addiction.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How can I get over a masturbation addiction?

How can I get over a masturbation addiction?

What's an addiction?: If you are obsessed with erotica to the point that you are missing out on the other good things in life (work, play, real relationships), get with your personal physician for talk therapy and/or medication -- it's fairly easy to manage. Otherwise, all men and most women enjoy their bodies while alone; it keeps you comfortable and able to do other things &prepares you for adult life. It's good 4u.