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What are the side effects of masturbation? How can I tell if a condom is broken? Thanks!

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No/look

There are no physical side effects at all to masturbation.
If you see semen on the outside of a condom or an air bubble is gone, the condom likely broke.

In brief: No/look

There are no physical side effects at all to masturbation.
If you see semen on the outside of a condom or an air bubble is gone, the condom likely broke.
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Side effects

Thank you and congratulations for seeking advice when you have questions.
It is known that masturbation is not dangerous; mild side effects should include every normal reaction to it (feeling mildly tired ? Etc). Condoms are not 100 percent safe even when not broken, for many reasons; and you only can tell is broken when you can tell. Best wishes to you.

In brief: Side effects

Thank you and congratulations for seeking advice when you have questions.
It is known that masturbation is not dangerous; mild side effects should include every normal reaction to it (feeling mildly tired ? Etc). Condoms are not 100 percent safe even when not broken, for many reasons; and you only can tell is broken when you can tell. Best wishes to you.
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

There are no side effects of masturbation unless you're doing it so much that you chafe your skin.
As for the broken condom, it's politically incorrect to say this, but you should check for breakage if sex suddenly starts to feel more intense!

In brief: None

There are no side effects of masturbation unless you're doing it so much that you chafe your skin.
As for the broken condom, it's politically incorrect to say this, but you should check for breakage if sex suddenly starts to feel more intense!
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Dr. Giovanni Marciano
Family Medicine

In brief: Masturbation

Sore hand or injury to the part stimulated.

In brief: Masturbation

Sore hand or injury to the part stimulated.
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