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Is masturbation healthy?

Is masturbation healthy?

Yes: Masturbating is perfectly normal. It's a great way to find out about your body and what turns you on. And it's the safest sex there is. The stories about masturbation causing all types of problems just aren't true.

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Is masturbation healthy?

Is masturbation healthy?

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.

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Is masturbation healthy?

Is masturbation healthy?

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.

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Why is masturbation healthy?

Why is masturbation healthy?

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.".

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Is daily masturbation healthy?

Is daily masturbation healthy?

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.

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Is masturbation healthy or not?

Neither: Masturbation is a normal animal activity. It is neither healthy, nor unhealthful, just typical.

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Is masturbation healthy for you?

Masturbation: 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.

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Is masturbation healthier than sex?

Is masturbation healthier than sex?

Sex: Only in that you will never get an std from masturbation.

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Can someone tell me if masturbation healthy or not?

Can someone tell me if masturbation healthy or not?

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.

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Is masturbating healthy is so, why is masturbating healthy?

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.

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Is masturbation healthy for a 15-year-old boy?

Is masturbation healthy for a 15-year-old boy?

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.

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Feels pain above pubic area after masturbating...Any advice to motivate self for avoiding it...Is masturbation healthy.

Feels pain above pubic area after masturbating...Any advice to motivate self for avoiding it...Is masturbation healthy.

Prostate Pain: Ejaculation can incite swelling in the prostate. This can result in pain in the rectum, penis, testes, behind the scrotum, low abdomen back or groin. The swelling can also result in decreased force of the stream, urgency and sensation of incomplete emptying the best way to resolve this is to abstain for several days and see if it goes away. Aleve/ibuprofen or Aspirin and increased water helps.

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Hello iam 19 year old boy and want to know is masturbating healthy if yes then how much time can in masturbate in week tell me healthy amount? Thank

Hello iam 19 year old boy and want to know is masturbating healthy if yes then how much time can in masturbate in week tell me healthy amount? Thank

See answer: Though opposed by some cultures and religions, which can lead to guilt/shame about the behavior, masturbation is a normal, healthy sexual activity that is pleasant, fulfilling, acceptable, safe and a good way to experience sexual pleasure and can be done throughout life. There is no "normal" frequency that is recommended or shown to be "healthy" and compulsive masturbation is a problem for some.

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Is male masturbation healthy for the prostate?

Is male masturbation healthy for the prostate?

Basically yes: It's impossible to do controlled studies. Frequency of ejaculation does not correlate with prostate cancer but may with prostate hyperplasia ("hypertrophy"). Anecdotally, single men who have struggled not to masturbate for whatever reason have had precocious prostate disease, and in any case, trying to abstain to the point of being uncomfortable makes it hard to work, play, even get to sleep.

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Is masturbation healthy when you are 19 years old? (female) why does it take me a long time orgasm?

Is masturbation healthy when you are 19 years old? (female) why does it take me a long time orgasm?

Not unhealthy!: There is absolutely nothing medically wrong with masturbation, but plenty of religious and old-fashioned ideas exist that can make one feel "guilty" about it. That's also probably the reason it's an effort for you. If you are ok with it then free yourself from the "stigma" and learn what feels good. You will be a better partner if you know what you like and communicate this when ready! Practice!

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Is masturbation healthier for body and mind as seman will be automarically thown in wet dream?

Is masturbation healthier for body and mind as seman will be automarically thown in wet dream?

Your choice: Both are healthy and anyone who tells you otherwise is misinformed or worse. I trust you're not obsessed with erotica so that it interferes with the other things you need to do. If you entertain yourself, which is most men's choice, you learn more about your mind & body. Vary your technique and thoughts to prepare you for possible future partner (s), and embrace your masculinity.

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How would masturbation be healthy?

How would masturbation be healthy?

Generally is: This is near-universal between puberty and establishing an adult romantic relationship, and often after. You learn about your mind & body, you can keep the pressure low and focus on other things you need to do. Superstitious guilt and concerns about political incorrectness have caused enormous grief. Only if you have an unwanted compulsion that obviously interferes life do we need to help you.

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Hi, is masturbation a healthy way for a man?

It is healthy: In moderation, masturbation is healthy and has physical and emotional benefits. If you are overdoing it and thinking about it all the time then it is becoming an obsession and you need to obtain counseling to analyze your behavior. If you have a partner and still resorting to masturbation then you need to discuss this with your partner and look at ways of improving the sexual intimacy between you

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How often is masturbation considered healthy for a 30+ year old male?

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.