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Can male masturbation cause sexual dysfunction?
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
I'm not aware of any problems, unless you are too agressive and injury your penis.
There is a refractory period after orgasm such that you may not be able to perform for some hours afterward. This refractory period gets longer with age, but masturbation help keep the system functioning.

In brief: No
I'm not aware of any problems, unless you are too agressive and injury your penis.
There is a refractory period after orgasm such that you may not be able to perform for some hours afterward. This refractory period gets longer with age, but masturbation help keep the system functioning.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Donald Steinmuller
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably not
Masturbation is considered a normal part of learning about one's sexuality and sexual response.
Anything done to excess may cause issues however, such as skin irritation, less available time for sex with partner, or diminishing sexual response with others due to refractory period after orgasm. But that is rare. Basically - don't worry about it.

In brief: Probably not
Masturbation is considered a normal part of learning about one's sexuality and sexual response.
Anything done to excess may cause issues however, such as skin irritation, less available time for sex with partner, or diminishing sexual response with others due to refractory period after orgasm. But that is rare. Basically - don't worry about it.
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Maybe, No, and Yes
Masturbation (regardless of whether it is male masturbation, female masturbation, self masturbation, or mutual masturbation) can have no effect on sexual dysfunction, can decrease dysfunction, or can increase dysfunction.
The effect depends on issues such as the person(s) views on masturbation and whether or not the maturbation increases the level and duration of sexual excitement for each person.

In brief: Maybe, No, and Yes
Masturbation (regardless of whether it is male masturbation, female masturbation, self masturbation, or mutual masturbation) can have no effect on sexual dysfunction, can decrease dysfunction, or can increase dysfunction.
The effect depends on issues such as the person(s) views on masturbation and whether or not the maturbation increases the level and duration of sexual excitement for each person.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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