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Does, masturbation cause oxidation of cones/rods and hence leads to retinal thinning or other adverse effects?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: No

Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal).
It is not harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause acne or hair loss, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage vision.

In brief: No

Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal).
It is not harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause acne or hair loss, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage vision.
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