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Fortunately, doctors no longer tell people that masturbation causes insanity, fits, blindness and impotence. These warnings were quite untrue – masturbation does none of these harms. Although people often feel guilty about masturbation, it has many good aspects. 

  • It is a safe sex activity much better than sexual activities that could give you a sexually transmitted infection.
  • It helps you become familiar with your body and your sexual responses.
  • It can help you fulfil your sexual needs if you are having difficulty finding a new sexual partner that you are happy with.
  • It can help you release tension and relax, and some people find it helps them get to sleep.
  • It may be good for your health; a survey of more than 29,000 US men found that those with the highest number of ejaculations (including ejaculations produced by masturbating) possibly had a lower risk of prostate cancer (Journal of the American Medical Association 2004;291:1578–86).
  • Some people worry that they are masturbating too much. It is difficult to know what the average is.
  • A survey of Australian teenagers between 15 and 18 years of age reported that both boys and girls masturbated, but boys did it more frequently; 38.2% of boys but only 8.7% of girls masturbated three or more times a week (Psychological Reports 1996;79:499–509).
  • A UK survey of men and women between 16 and 25 years of age found that 73% of men and 36.8% of women had masturbated in the previous month (Archives of Sexual Behaviour 2008;37:266–78).

Of course, people may not tell the truth on questionnaires about intimate subjects such as masturbation; the females in these surveys might have felt embarrassed about admitting how often they masturbated.

The only serious risk is that very vigorous masturbation can break the spongy tissue within the penis (that has filled with blood during the erection). This causes a sharp pain and often a cracking sound, like breaking a corn stalk, and the erection wilts. Afterwards, the penis might be swollen and bruised and appear bent. If you think this might have happened, you need to contact your doctor. Fortunately, it is very rare.
 
 
Dr Phil Hammond talks openly and honestly about masturbation in his Expert guide

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Thursday, May 29th 2014

 


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Posted by Optional on 17/09/2014 at 05:40

it helps alot from the things i worried for. thanks

Posted by john on 06/09/2014 at 02:39

I am 20 years old and i masturbate almost 10-15 times in a day. Will it cause any problem to my body and sexual relation in my future?

Posted by jamie on 04/09/2014 at 09:30

I have a little problem. Any time I masturbate and I relese my sperm. It is always cold. Once is coming out of my penis it is always cold and not warm. I really need help. Thank you

Posted by Willem van Wijk on 20/08/2014 at 09:12

My Mastrubation can only keep up for 3 rounds a night? Then find myself to shoot blanks? Is there a shortfall in my diet? I am 46 and find my penis to the left hand side, slight shaped like a banana? Did I damege te soft tissue inside? How to rectifi? Many thanks.

Posted by Prefer Not Thank You on 18/08/2014 at 04:10

I was divorced 1985 on my own till 1998 had sexual contact around four times a week for 2 years . At the end of that relationship which broke my heart for Many years , as I'm a one women man, and takes a lot to get over a partner that you love. Since. 2000 I have not had a partner and have not had regular sex / Love making is what I call it, since 2000 , that's 14 years . Unfortunately I cannot get any satisfaction as I cannot get to Orgasm by Masturbating , It's like it does not want too . About 5 months ago after 12month without orgasm , I had a massage and this very decent lady spent time and brought me to a major orgasm It felt like a tremendous load lifted from my inner self. In the past 5 months I have not been able too or wanting to Masturbate can't sustain the desire in my mind. Had a blood pressure test today and my blood pressure is very high. Question ; When your very sensual and go for extended periods Without the Release of sperm (6 months) will it increase blood Pressure ? Thank You Agthomas Would appreciate a reply

Posted by Optional on 16/08/2014 at 07:26

Been masturbating since I was 12 years old and now 36. Always had problems thru the years but recently over the last year got rash just below the head of the penis and top of the shaft. Cleared up with Jock itch cream. Then It came back but like red area on left side and cleared up with some medicine prescribed by the Dr. Now it has come back again and it almost like a cut and won't respond to neosporin or previous medicine that dr has prescribed. Nervous what can it be. Please help

Posted by Optional on 15/08/2014 at 06:30

Thank you for lifting my guilt and raising my spirit

Posted by Optional on 11/08/2014 at 03:42

I am masturbating almost 10 yrs and more than 10 times in a week. Recently i felt that my penis shrink while i reach climax in masturbating. Could someone help me to find the exact problem and solution to it. I am obese (129 kgs), and i had high BP

Posted by Optional on 11/08/2014 at 01:43

Thanks a lot Doc very helpful indeed

Posted by worried guy on 06/08/2014 at 12:15

I think I have an undescended testicle and I embarrassed to ask my mum if I have already had it removed.... if I leave it ... what will happen because I heard that it can cause cancer...... also l ive noticed that I have lots of little spots on my penis and I am not sure what it is (it cant be a std because im still a virgin ... can it?)

Posted by Optional on 30/07/2014 at 07:17

weakness remind

Posted by Optional on 25/07/2014 at 10:10

To all the people asking about how to stop masturbating: l know how it feels like when porn and/or masturbation becomes and addiction: I've experienced it myself. Firstly l want you to reconsider why you want to stop. Is it because of shame or a negative view about your body or sexuality? If so l suggest you sort out those problems because quitting masturbating because of that may not solve anything. Infact, masturbating more and getting to know your body etcetera may help you accept yourself. If you want to stop because it's genuinely ruining your life because it has become a compulsive action then l suggest you do this: Set something to motivate you or think about the reasons why masturbating upsets you. Does it keep you from doing something or does it disrupt your daily life? DOes it make you unhappy? Keep you reasons in mind. What you have to do is try to keep from masturbating for a day and then a week and then a month and so on. It's really difficult at first but as time passses it will get easier and easier and you should keep that in mind. How you keep yourself from masturbating is through distraction. Fill you schedules and eliminate chances for when you could watch porn and/or masturbate. If you suffer from compulsive thoughts about it divert your attention to other things. Hang out in public and with friends and other people. Don't stay in bathrooms for long and maybe even set timers so you can't linger in there. Excercise to get rid of the built up energy if that's a problem for you. If you really feel an unresistable urge think "I will do it after l *time consuming task*. Go do something else and wait for the craving to go away. Think of it as procrastination from masturbation and like you're essentially doing something fun instead of doing something that you resent doing and that is a chore except that in this case you don't actually /need/ to masturbate and there's a world of possibilities out there. I really wish all the best for people with this problem! You can conquer it!

Posted by Optional on 09/06/2014 at 03:28

If somebody masturbates in excess like more than 20 times a month, i can bet he will face masturbation adverse effects. It causes weakness,swollen veins on penis,eye floaters bcz of reddishness in eyes after masturbation and loss of concentration in studies.

Posted by Pantera on 09/06/2014 at 12:27

Hi, i need some help here, Im a sophmore in high school and im the youngest in the class of 2016. I need some help getting over what i think has become a masturbation problem. Im going to go a bit in depth here because I feel i need help. (ill try to make this breef.) Okay soo here's the thing, I maturbate 2-3 times a day on average and cant stop, I often look at or watch porn when masturbating and its kinda like a stress reliver. It's reliveing but i think its gotten in the way of my confidence to ask a certain girl on a date ....but thing is it has nothing to do with my looks because i've been told i look good(and a few years older) by plenty of great girls...and this doesn't have anything to do with my penis size because im honestly blessed to be well above average size, but maybe its because im a virgin and super horny....i dont know. I think that the problem is psychological, but I dont know exactly what it is and its really depressing me, I love this girl and i never want to let her go, especially over this :( please someone give me some advice for my problem, id be eternally greatful. (ps if you need to know anything else just ask) Thank You

Posted by Anonymous on 07/06/2014 at 09:57

i'm a girl and i masturbate a lot but recently i've tried to stop but i've noticed my hair has started to drop a lot. is it possible that masturbation was getting rid of pent up stress which is now causing my hair to drop?

Posted by Optional on 04/06/2014 at 09:13

Only while manstrubating as my hearbeat gets Faster , A severe pain occurs in nerves on left side of my forehead , sometimes below left ear and recently in my neck too ! please help/suggest me .

Posted by iwantababy on 04/06/2014 at 02:54

Hi there, oh'k i'm gonna straight get into it by saying that I masturbate alot and have been since a young age lets say approximately since 12 years old and have been to this age now which is 22 turning 23. Can I still have babies with my partner?

Posted by Optional on 29/05/2014 at 06:45

If I'm a woman and I have scabies, would masturbating make it any worse/ cause any discomfort 'down there'.

Posted by James on 14/05/2014 at 01:32

Hello.. I used to masturbate a lot...but than slowly i controlled or my instinct to do it again n again died dont know!! ....but now i dont. Recently i descovered that before peeing my sperms or (white fluid)comes out and i feel a sort of pain in my abs...whts going on is this some disease or its normal.

Posted by lydia on 25/04/2014 at 07:06

iam having a problem since i got pregnant i dont enjoy sex with my husband but i enjoy masturbating myself is they anything wrong with me?

Posted by Optional on 20/04/2014 at 06:16

i was hoping to find something that would help me stop masturbation.

Posted by Optional on 14/04/2014 at 05:04

I just love masturbating - it gives me a wonderful feeling afterwards and I relax

Posted by kiko on 08/04/2014 at 04:45

hi i've been masturbating regurally for 2 years nw i'm 18 yo but i've noticed in the past months that my penis has stoped growing any further and it has got softer and whats even worse my stamina got lower than b4......any advice on what should i do to reverse that meaning if i stop masturbation will that make me as i used to be or is it not that easy and i'll never be the same as i used to be and stoping masturbation will just prevent me from getting into further harm

Posted by Optional on 04/04/2014 at 04:51

for this last month every time i masturbate but i don't put anything inside off me when i'm done i spot and then start to bleed what could this mean it also dose this sometimes after I have sex with my husband but not all the time

Posted by Diwakar on 06/03/2014 at 06:08

I'm 22 year old guy with gud height & personality but i have a weakness is all about watching porn movies secretly in my room while erecting my self i do mastrubate this happens dialy so what should i do now i can't even think to stop this also many times i was thought to stop but it doesn't happen so suggest me is it harmfull in future or issue of weakness..

Posted by Optional on 01/03/2014 at 06:37

i used to mastrubate a lot from 4-5 years but now a days i m having a itching and red dots on my body like reaction, plz help me

Posted by praj on 22/01/2014 at 12:58

Hi. I'm a 15 year old girl. i would like to know all the side effects of pillow humping. i think my labia is already broken because of it. and i want to know if this damage can cause me any health problems in future or even now. i'm really worried about it please help me!

Posted by Optional on 20/01/2014 at 09:37

i masturbated for a very long time(45+ minutes)just now and now my hand looks like i've been in the bathtub all day, also my hand feels sensitive and weak on the tissue and it is painful to make a fist. i will also add i was using ky jelly to masturbate so maybe that could be related? help please

Posted by sam on 19/01/2014 at 04:11

Is it harmful to masturbate 4 times in a week.

Posted by hey 123 on 26/12/2013 at 03:17

Hi I am 23years old I am doing hand job Daly I wnn to control BT I CNT plz help n tell me its good or bad to health

Posted by Abhishek on 19/12/2013 at 11:11

i m still struggling from ths bad habbit of musterbating, i dont knw hw cn i move on frm ths. :( ...!!

Posted by patient on 16/11/2013 at 01:09

hello doctor I am a 23 old boy and I luv 2 masturabate.and till now I already have done sex twice. but I want to know that what will be the problem if I masturabate 5 times a week.and sometimes my penis erects and breaks like a corn stalk . so plz help me

Posted by Arnold on 25/10/2013 at 02:52

I masturbate and i do it 2-3 times a day and Now their is a problem with my penis, Their is some kinda (Line) Or Somethin On My penis and now my foreskin wont pull back :( PLZZZ HELPP!!

Posted by Anonymouse on 13/10/2013 at 05:54

I am 13 years old and male, and today I've been masturbating for about 2 weeks. Just now I decided to let it all out, to relax completely, just me rubbing myself, nothing else. Had my eyes closed, was relaxed on a chair(I prefer this to lying down), listening to some music. After about 5 minutes of the regular old pulses of pleasure I began to twitch a little occasionally, my head started spinning a little, I started to breathe very deeply and qucikly, the occasional pleasure from regular masturbation was gone and I was aware that these may have been symptoms of orgasms(just from internet browsing), but I kept on going, relaxed as ever. There was no more pleasure for the next minute though, and no additional changes, so I just stopped. I'm still shaking as I'm typing this for some reason. Should I have kept on going? Would it have come to me? Was that not even close to an orgasm? Information please?

Posted by Optional on 02/10/2013 at 07:50

I get headache wen i play with myself

Posted by Optional on 01/10/2013 at 06:09

i do the self sex with hand .in one days it might be 3 to 4 times . but my pennies is coverd with skin.i cant bring a red cherry in front of my pennies....

Posted by Optional on 29/09/2013 at 09:10

I'm 22, and I still never made a correct masturbation. I always tried to do it, but stopped it in the middle after having discomfort doing it. I don't know, is it physical or psychological issue ?!

Posted by Optional on 28/09/2013 at 05:20

I am 71' male, and in excellent physical shape. My question is...is it safe for me to masturbate every night? Thanks for the help in your opinion.

Posted by jo on 26/09/2013 at 12:22

I'm 23yrs i masterbate daily now i'm getting many problems in my body whats d solution

Posted by raj on 24/09/2013 at 07:41

I musterbate last 10 years once a day.Is there any problem in my health

Posted by Optional on 20/09/2013 at 09:38

Just want to know if you used to mastirbate so got a girl friend your sperm can make her fall preg

Posted by rohit on 20/09/2013 at 01:23

Sir i started masterbate from 15 years up a date, as in this week i am not masterbate and continuously i came latrine problem so suggest me sir is it good or bad problems will come in future or i will take suggestion from doctor or take any treatment from doctor.

Posted by Optional on 19/09/2013 at 05:52

sir i started masturbating from 14 yrs at now i am 27 and still used to masturbate and now i want to marry bt i have lost everything of my part bt still i want to marry pls help me out as my penis has turned very small,plz show me light so that i can continue with my life..............................

Posted by Optional on 18/09/2013 at 04:02

i used to masturbate almost daily fro years when i was 16 to 18 years and now i masturbate twice a week how many times a week is it safe to masturb ate please help me for that

Posted by Optional Raknahs Sharma on 07/09/2013 at 03:18

Right from my adulthood I have started doing musterbation more then having sex. I am married with four children still do musterbate twice in a week. I dont have any sickness other then BP. Please advice is it safe to continue

Posted by Gen on 05/09/2013 at 06:59

sir, i am 20. i masterbate 2 to 3 times, almost everyday. is their any problem for doing that regularly? will it effect to my sperm count in future?

Posted by Sahil on 02/09/2013 at 08:01

Iam masturbating daily does it cause any harm to me and my penis is only 5.5 inches how to enlarge it?

Posted by Optional on 28/08/2013 at 05:27

I am started masturbation when im 11years old but im 16y im doing masturbation once in a day or two times in a day some peoples tell me that if im do many times masturbation then this cause problem in old age when i get married so what can i do please help

Posted by Optional on 12/08/2013 at 04:24

can i be having penis discharges because of masturbatio??? Because i tested negative of STDs last month

Posted by Optional on 08/08/2013 at 08:02

I've been masturbating since I was about 14 and it is great, feels good and it's relaxing. I'm 19 now and I've had sexual partners but it's good to be alone and masturbate for some time a few times a week. (almost every day) I enjoy it very much, nothing like the real thing, but i'ts nice to find new ways to pleasure yourself and discover new things that you enjoy doing.

Posted by Agar on 06/08/2013 at 07:31

I masturbate atleast once a day Is it right to do that??? N i have got little boils on my thighs So does more masturbating cause heat in iur body???

Posted by Optional on 31/07/2013 at 12:20

I can't masturbate can't feel anything when doing it .what's wrong with me

Posted by Optional on 26/07/2013 at 03:54

I'm in excellant health, am 71 and masturbate every night.

Posted by SUBZERO on 14/07/2013 at 08:19

i started masturbating since i was 11 years old and now i am 15 years old it will not affect my fjture having child and it i wll not hav a problem satisfyinh my wife?

Posted by Optional on 12/07/2013 at 07:59

I m 32. I started masterbation on about 9yr old. Daily did 2 to 3 times , now my chest has gone inside, i hv become so thin ,my penis size reduced to very small, my eye sight is blur,i feel dry as if there is no blood in my body.ifeel like my head is rotating ,sametime my body becomes thinner.earlier in childhood i hd iodine n iron deficiancy for which i couldnot concentrate nd play any outdoor game. M fustrated help me sir.

Posted by Rajesh on 02/07/2013 at 08:18

I am mastrubating since 12 atleast 3to4 times a day at now iam seventeen and i hav become too weak and i got strange pain in my left testis and in my legs my penis get bended my bones hav stop growning and now iam looking so thin and weak my hair is damaged.sir what i hav to reply

Posted by James on 30/06/2013 at 02:56

I am masturbating since 3 years.i am not feeling good. I masturbate 3 to 4 time in a week.how can I get my energy back

Posted by ebullient007 on 17/06/2013 at 06:40

I started masturbation since when I was 21yrs, now am 30yrs I don't know how to stop it? I masturbates almost everyday for the past 10yrs now, my problem is that have started seeing the repercussions now.. One I always feel lazy,2 I don't get clear visions anymore, masturbation is harmful I advice you to stop it! Am talking from experience!

Posted by jorge on 08/06/2013 at 06:27

is it harm full for masterbating 3or4 time in a month?

Posted by Optional on 03/06/2013 at 07:07

i masturbate daily 5 to 6 times am i having a serious problem

Posted by Optional on 19/05/2013 at 03:28

I had been masturbating for since last 10 years. 1 year before i started doing bench push ups and now i see that my left chest is bigger than my right. Is this is the effect of masturbation..??

Posted by Optional on 15/05/2013 at 02:37

does masturbation increases body heat???

Posted by Optional on 12/05/2013 at 02:59

I used to masturbate, But last night after I did it, the thin skin which is stuck to the lower side of the penis got loose and I'm really itchy down there. I don't know how to stop that itchy feeling and what to do

Posted by Arjun on 05/05/2013 at 04:39

Hi doc. I think my penis might be swollen and bruised and appear bent.And I think it is because of masturbation is it true then what should I do I feel it doing every day and it helps me sleep in night please help me.

Posted by Optional on 01/05/2013 at 04:40

I've masturbated for about two years and i want to stop but i can't because i'm addicted to it, so please help me out of this. thank you.

Posted by Optional on 23/04/2013 at 07:25

i masturbate 4 times a day does it harm my fertility plz help me out

Posted by Optional on 06/04/2013 at 09:48

when my penis stand the red part get swellon from bottom and it get siltly pain..so what should i do for it..is this a problem?

Posted by Optional on 05/04/2013 at 02:16

I was wondering if masturbating once a week is a danger for the future of me having kids? I'm 19 and I know it's a while away but I was trying to find outnif masturbating affects me having kids in the future

Posted by Sahil on 28/03/2013 at 05:00

If there is a sex partner , no need of masturbation...

Posted by Optional on 25/03/2013 at 07:28

I started my sexual orientation with masturbation when I was 15, doing for six long years. Then I encountered my first sexual partner. But, masturbation gave me a kind of pleasure that nothing else could brought. I still spend my time masturbating twice a day. Its soothing and tranqualizing...

Posted by Optional on 19/03/2013 at 12:48

How much weakness or effects of masturbation has been taken if does for 4 to 5 years and can the body be recovered by effects please reply its urgent

Posted by michael on 17/03/2013 at 06:05

I used to masturbate quite regularly around puberty, then slowly stopped as i approached my late teens when i started dating, had one period between girlfriends in my early twenties where i would masturbate at least once a week but felt pretty antisocial afterwards, completely stopped during a long-term relationship and then started again once that finished. Masturbation can be healthy but can also be very harmful, depending on the context. I recognise that it is a healthy and normal part of life, but also that giving into your desires all the time can decrease your own sense of self respect and affect your own ability to love yourself and to love others.

Posted by 71 on 16/03/2013 at 04:04

I ejaculate daily, and at times, twice a day, and I'm still fit as a fiddle.

Posted by Optional on 04/03/2013 at 10:54

I feel frustrated having no sex ever in my life and then masturbate @ least twice a week to reduce frequent sexual desire. Any side effects?

Posted by Optional on 01/03/2013 at 01:16

I am a lesbian but I have been single for 1 year and half. The thing is I masturbate on myself when I get horny, rubbing my clitoris with my finger and watch some porn. I masturbated dipping my finger into my mouth as I get my finger moisture so when I rub it on my clitoris then it will be wet and moisture. I do this interval once I see feel my clitoris has dried. I notice every time I do this I get sores on the side of my tongue and kinda throat sore. Is there any concern I should have?

Posted by manish on 19/02/2013 at 08:40

thank u..for the article..but.i maturbate 1 time daily..is it safe..is this effect my future life ?

Posted by yo yo on 16/02/2013 at 09:19

i m 25.i do masturbate since i m 16.2-3 times a day even more. my penis always use to be like a rod but now from last one year i m feeling weakining in my penis cant get hard properly nd bent towards feet.it never use to be bent at all. my penis size is 5.5 to 6 inch. nd i felt skin of my testes also loosen. i am very worried about please tell me is it all beacuse of mastubate.help plz

Posted by Optional on 15/02/2013 at 06:54

I am almost 87, still get some pretty hard erections and still ejaculate. is this normal?

Posted by Optional on 12/02/2013 at 04:43

i do masturbate since 12 years and may be more... i want to know wheather i can have children in future or not is it harmful for my semen?

Posted by Jesni on 11/02/2013 at 11:48

I do shake my penis twice or thrice a day regularly...so does it cause any effect?or does it decrease in sperm or not

Posted by Optional on 09/02/2013 at 12:30

Could I get a sexual disease from masterbating ? Plus I had a little bump on my penis for quite a while now , any idea of what it may be ?

Posted by vijayan on 03/02/2013 at 08:19

i am 33 years married old man.my selfsex starts @age of 13.Now my temping is low and the size of penis is small. the sperm out with in a minute when doing sex.Sperm also spraying slowly. what can i do to change a normal person.my wife avoiding me what can i do?

Posted by Optional on 01/02/2013 at 01:59

friends i also masturbate when i was 12 years old. Now i am 22. I feel very lazy and i lost my energy and healthy body. Now i am taking treatment to cure that problem. So friends dont addict on masturbate.

Posted by Optional on 24/01/2013 at 06:19

I masturbate thrice a week... i feel like i become thin frm the day i masturbated.... many of my friends complaint that masturbation is the reasoning for me to become skinny... is it true? plz help me out...

Posted by divesh on 20/01/2013 at 12:11

i am 16 yrs and i mastrubate two or more times a day and i staeted getting pimples and even my height is not growing

Posted by christiano on 14/01/2013 at 03:05

is masturbation leads to no child?iwant correct answers

Posted by Benzia on 08/01/2013 at 07:17

am 14!! and i cant produce sperm its really sore for about 5 seconds no armpit hair no change in voice PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP...

Posted by Optional on 04/01/2013 at 05:35

my wife stopped having sex when I was 47, she is the same age as me, ever since then I have masturbated I now do it 2-3 times a day on average, can you tell me will this do any damage to me I do feel fine at the moment and enjoying it.

Posted by Optional on 29/12/2012 at 09:25

The only serious risk is that very vigorous masturbation can break the spongy tissue within the penis (that has filled with blood during the erection). This causes a sharp pain and often a cracking sound, like breaking a corn stalk, and the erection wilts. Afterwards, the penis might be swollen and bruised and appear bent. If you think this might have happened, you need to contact your doctor. Fortunately, it is very rare. I hear that cracking sound after i cum and i close my legs. if i dont it doesnt is it serious?

Posted by Optional on 26/11/2012 at 08:17

i am 19 nd i masturbate since i was a kid like 6 to 7 years old nd i used to master bate daily since that age nd 2day when i was having sex for frst time my penis goes soft i am a average siz with 5.5 inches i only want to know will i rfegain everything if i stop masturbating totally..... ?

Posted by sameer on 26/11/2012 at 09:09

i think i have masterbated for 3 to 5 yrs thatswhy i become weak in thinking and also in regular activities what to do to get my normal life with full of energy

Posted by Optional on 17/11/2012 at 06:29

I usually masturbate at least once per day and sometimes less. And I am fine with it! I would be openly doing it whether I had a relationship or not, regardless the age (if I could still get the kicks for it), I just have to feel like doing it. Simple as that! The variation of answers are interesting and it touches me there are people who feel shy or terrified by it although I can be understanding everyone has a different perception. It's just that when something happens or feels wrong with masturbation among other things, we should see it neutral, discuss it, see a doctor if possible, but not blame it on the shame we feel about it. It seems to me that shame comes a bit natural with sex too but shouldn't be attributed to good or evil.

Posted by boby on 30/10/2012 at 06:52

i do masturbation every day it is harmful to my body . I heard about that those who do masturbation ever day their sperm is reduces and can't happy in actual sex life and become father plese tell me

Posted by Weak on 30/10/2012 at 11:18

Please help me to get rid from masturbation. I do it twice a day. Because of this habit i feel despair all the time . So........PLEASE HELP ME

Posted by Optional on 17/10/2012 at 03:41

Dr Phil i have an embarrasing issue, or at least i think i do, i think i have been masturbating too hand too much and now my bellend feels less sensitive. If i stop masturbating for like a month, will i get sensitivity back into my bellend? Many thanks.

Posted by rocky on 10/10/2012 at 10:55

i masturbate vigorous and often cracking sound blood from glan stiches not from urerthra plz help me

Posted by Robert on 26/09/2012 at 06:30

hi..i masturbate once a week, will this affect in satisfying my partner in bed?and does this have any effect in giving birth to children?

Posted by Anonymous on 01/09/2012 at 01:18

I masturbate everyday... what are the problems it cause....

Posted by Diane on 04/08/2012 at 12:47

I've been masturbating every day now for a week because I heard it was good for my cholesterol. I hope this is true because I am feeling really good right now.

Posted by Optional on 30/06/2012 at 05:28

I have been masturbating since I was 7 years old. There is nothing wrong with it, and I find it very relaxing.

Posted by trixi on 19/06/2012 at 08:39

I am a habitual masturbatrix, twice a day. Pampering my clit gives me the necessary srength to bring up my 3 kids and do my work in a satisfying way. Am I too busy between my legs?????

Posted by Optional Katie on 04/06/2012 at 11:42

To optional on 17/5 12.hello yes it is normal for girls to masturbate it is part of growing up.Masturbation is everybodies first sexual encounter there is nothing wrong with seeking pleasure from your own body.The thought of a woman masturbating should not gross out a man just like the thought of a man masturbating should not gross out a woman.

Posted by Optional on 17/05/2012 at 11:23

I was wonder is it normal for girls to masturbate and if so does it gross guys out?

Posted by lin on 10/05/2012 at 10:24

I reckon everyone does it, even those people with partners, both men and women you should never feel guilty because its natural, if you dont know what turns you on how are you suppose to show your partner

Posted by Richard on 10/04/2012 at 05:49

My wife died in 1984. Ihave masturbated weekly since then....and still enjoy doing so. I live alone,and have no other sexual outlet.Is this a normal activity for one my age? Hope so, as I can't see me stopping !!!

Posted by Optional on 05/03/2012 at 06:44

what does it mean when of some your semen comes out a tad yellow? Is that traces of urine?

Posted by Optional on 15/01/2012 at 08:40

I think i make my self weak by doing lot of musterbation. coz now i feel that when i start muterbation within seconds i discharged and i feel guilty about my self. Also when i start talking to my girlfrnd my pennis start droping of urine.

Posted by Optional on 09/01/2012 at 03:39

When i masterbait why do i keep getting a headache

Posted by ax1 on 04/01/2012 at 01:20

after hand job my face swollen what can i do thise

Posted by maik on 31/12/2011 at 10:57

Is masturbation leads to a person becoming lean,fat,getting pimples,increase body temperature, adds glamour etc...

Posted by Optional on 31/12/2011 at 10:17

Masterbation once or twice daily relieves stress and is very enjoyable. Wife will no longer have any sex. She has no Libido after hyterectomy with ovaries removed. This leave me a very horny sexy guy viewing good porno such as BEEG with no problem getting an orgasm, sometimes I feel weaker afterward and feel a little stress in the postrate tring to keep making enough ejaculate. makes me lazy too. It may effect my short memory making it harder to recall common names.

Posted by Optional on 04/12/2011 at 04:15

I appreciate the good knowledgeable information on masturbation. I masturbate twice daily (single man) and am happy to know it is o.k. and healthy. Several men have tokld me that masturbating is not good to do. Thank you for your help/

Posted by Optional on 28/11/2011 at 11:08

I masturbate daily as I can not have sex with wife. How many old people masturbates. I do not take any medication and do exercises every other day.

Posted by Optional on 24/11/2011 at 10:48

i mastrabate regularly. have a partner and friend who i make love with twice a month am i greedy

Posted by paul123 on 19/11/2011 at 11:20

i have been masturbating since the age of 13 till the age of 25 and 3 times a week is there any risks that can cure by doing this.

Posted by Optional on 13/11/2011 at 02:42

is it ok for a 75 year old woman to masterbate regurly

Posted by Optional on 05/11/2011 at 09:04

hello i masturbat like 2 times a day is it normal or will it harm me?

Posted by john on 04/11/2011 at 10:24

i regulary masturbate at least 3 times a day at the age of 63, i find it most enjoyable, but it has to be whilst watching a porno movie.

Posted by Old Man on 03/11/2011 at 05:57

I used to masterbate almost every day when I was a single man. Now, after 50 years of marriage my wife says she is too old for sex so I am back to masterbating again and forgot just how good it was.....I really enjoy my self sex again now and I'm nearly 70 years old. It can do no harm, it keeps me out of mischief.

Posted by Optional on 02/11/2011 at 03:29

I masturbate frequently, 4 to 7 times a week. Me and my wife still masturbate a lot in front of each other (after 27 years of marriage). It's fun, normal and great to do.

Posted by Colin on 11/10/2011 at 06:24

I am currently having a problem. This is that I just cannot stop masturbating. Can you help me slow this down

Posted by Optional on 11/10/2011 at 07:38

i was masturbating and i found a hard black thing in my cum and it worried me

Posted by Optional on 09/10/2011 at 09:23

Hi I am 12 I have a grey lumpy jelly thing around my testicle I am veery scared and embarrassed plz can u help

Posted by Michael on 08/10/2011 at 07:07

I masturbate at least once a day and have penetrating sex once a day too. I don't think masturbation spoils 'proper' sex. My partner and I also masturbate in front of each other which really adds a bit of spice! Enjoy I say and don't over analyse it!!

Posted by Optional on 05/10/2011 at 11:31

i have been masturbating since the age of 22 4-5 times a week and now i am how will that effect my health or sexual activity in future.

Posted by Optional on 28/09/2011 at 10:52

I masturbate daily,one time a day,is that effect at my health? i feel like thin my friends notice that,and i couldn't get some fat i do not know the masturbate effect my health or no? so is it normal to masturbate one time a day?? plz help.

Posted by avi on 16/09/2011 at 11:32

I started masturbating at the age of 14 and it continues till now. but gradually i got addicted to it.although its a very beautiful experience to masturbate i started becoming very thin and weak.i couldn't concentrate in my studies,i had poor memory.moreover i have an enlarged chest(like breast),i suppose its not gynecomastia because i am thin and i developed it when i was around 13-14 yr old. i feel very embarrassed of my body every moment. please help me.

Posted by Sohan on 28/08/2011 at 08:17

after masturbating my penis gets deformed why?

Posted by christi on 26/08/2011 at 12:52

I'm a female and I can honestly say I masturbate at least once a day. nothing to be ashamed of. I never had problems with it.

Posted by Optional on 15/08/2011 at 07:30

Hi is is normal someone my age to do it and when I do I useally rub myself agaist something rather than touch myself I feel guilty afterwords

Posted by Optional on 10/08/2011 at 09:32

I have been masturbating since the age of 16 4-5 times a week and now i am 22, how will that effect my health or sexual activity in future..

Posted by Optional on 03/07/2011 at 04:41

I have been maturbating for 10years now. I want to really stop it but could not, i masturbate twice a day, even some days when i seem weak i still couldnt resist the irresistible urge of maturbating. Please are there side effects or any after effects?

Posted by Optional on 27/06/2011 at 05:14

I masturbate daily, is it normal?

Posted by Optional on 24/06/2011 at 08:28

I masturbate often and this has never happend before but about 2 or 3 days ago I masturbated for bout an hour and after ever since this my penis has been swollen irritated and deformed.. what does this mean ?

Posted by Optional on 08/06/2011 at 06:03

I think its safe! Me and my partner do it together and that has made our relationship stronger cause went thru the pros and cons of it all. To everyone els try it its the safest sex u can have and good luck!

Posted by Optional on 19/05/2011 at 02:41

I have heard a popping noise loike the corns stock it has left my penis dis colored

Posted by Optional on 08/04/2011 at 05:36

Dear Sir , My masturbation style is that ,I kind of rotate my glans and glans are covered with my fingers and when,I ejaculate ,my semen falls on my fingers,is it wrong ,I think ,I am having Frenulum Breve ,as I am not able to retract my skin

Posted by Optional on 01/04/2011 at 02:40

I've recently had a male vasectomy and after two months one of my testicles has swollen to the size of an egg And Is sore have I damaged it whilst having sex before my testicles has healed

Posted by anon on 31/03/2011 at 10:26

my vulva is all red and hurts to the touch. whats going on?

Posted by The voice of experience on 30/03/2011 at 11:58

When I discovered masturbation, around 13, I couldn't stop. Feels great, right ? But I was so scared I was going to get a sexual transmitted disease....stupid I know but it being sexual I thought the disease bit just kinda happened.. to terrified to ask anyone as it would be a massive giveaway. But I carried on anyway, and obviously everything was fine...still is. Back then I would manage 3 to 5 times a day, I have a lady now so private time is hard to come by but still once or twice would be my average. Oh yes ,even when you have excess to lots of sex , for convenience and speed, you still will sort yourself out.

Posted by Optional on 15/03/2011 at 08:06

I masturbate most days but think that is ok

Posted by Chloe on 14/03/2011 at 07:24

my granddaughter is only 3 yrs old her mother is very worried with her humping all the time when she is sitting on a chair or in the pram even when she is sitting in a grocery trolley is this natural?

Posted by Optional on 23/02/2011 at 07:02

I am lesbian. To me solo sex is the easiest way to please myself and to relax. Like many contributors I have a tendency to excessive masturbation. So I try to be satisfied by two sessions a day in the average. I feel good anyway.

Posted by Aly on 22/02/2011 at 01:42

I have been masturbating since i was 9 years now 26. I sometimes feel guilty and i wanted to stop it but i failed. I now enjoy it more than my boyfriend,coz i am the one who controls. I can make a good and sastifaction game only once especially when am alone

Posted by Aly on 22/02/2011 at 01:20

What are effects of masturbation a lot

Posted by Optional on 18/02/2011 at 08:03

Is mastubation leads to any harmful effect for penis or not? Is it safe for health ?

Posted by Optional on 07/02/2011 at 02:24

My husband is taking medication for anxiety, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. He is currently starting up a new business and we have financial problems (he is in charge of our finances, although I do work) because of all this he has a really low sex drive and rejects me when I try to initiate intimacy. I am an attractive woman and I wear the clothes/make-up/hairstyle that I know he likes. The lack of sex/intimacy/attention is making me sexually frustrated, depressed and tearful. I feel selfish and desparate for trying so hard to get him to want me, and I feel so upset and rejected when it doesn't work. I'm not sure where to go from here, I don't know what to do

Posted by Optional on 29/01/2011 at 04:11

ive done it for years, i mostly do it in the shower, and when i climax my head throbs (not painfully) then it feels like cotton balls are in my ears and my eyes unfoucus for just a min or so

Posted by Dena on 14/01/2011 at 07:30

By the informations I saw on the net I got aware that my daily self stimulation is a normal behaviour. It took my inhibitions to erase my little problems with my fingers. My life became much happier now.

Posted by Robert on 07/01/2011 at 06:39

I masturbate one to four times a day and love it as it makes me feel very good. I have done this since age eleven and during a 35 years of marriage and when my wife was gone I increased by one to two a day. It seems to give me a burst of energy that I need to get things done around the house. When my wife was alive we had sex about three to five times a week when I would ejaculate four to seven times each of those nights. I always masturbated before we had sex as it seemed to make me last longer. At age 74 now, I have no intention of changing, ever.

Posted by jimmy on 03/12/2010 at 05:46

hello, when i masturbate nothing comes out?? why cant i produce sperm, sex is fine but ever since i lost my hands i havent been able to pleasure myself i find rubbin the tip with my stump can produce pre cum but never the full woowacker if u no wha i mean.

Posted by anon on 25/11/2010 at 08:14

is there any problem/ is it right to masturbate every day? it's just i have the urge to is this cronic masturbation?

Posted by Optional on 23/11/2010 at 07:22

I masterbate as much as possible per day i am 14 and love doing it. is it normall to do that many times?

Posted by Johnny on 13/11/2010 at 09:24

My partner and I use cock rings when playing. 3 weeks ago when we were masterbating I hit my testicals pretty hard(I paid it no attention I was in the moment at the time)but now my left testical is rock hard and feels flat. There was also a conciderable amount of pain but that lasted 3 weeks but this pain has subsided. Any ideas why it is still hard has a rock and flat?

Posted by karen on 06/11/2010 at 08:47

to jessica and jls fan,hello masturbation is not unhealthy and it is perfectly normal so do not worry about it masturbation is part of life and is good for dealing with stress.all the best karen xxxx

Posted by nitin on 01/11/2010 at 06:23

i am 21 years old and masturbating from last three years but i feel vary guilty after dong so and now i want to stop this habit

Posted by Jessica. on 30/10/2010 at 08:53

I do masterbate at least once a day and most of the time use a vibrator it sounds daft but is it unhealthy?

Posted by Jls fan 98 on 27/10/2010 at 04:16

Im 11 an i mastrbated 3 times tonight is that even normal

Posted by Optional on 14/09/2010 at 07:22

the top gland of my penis has black mark..help pls

Posted by puneet on 14/09/2010 at 10:38

hello sir this is puneet from Bangalore..my question is i am doing masturbation since am in14 and know im in 20 ,so my question is ,is it harmfull for my body and my future? plz tell me sir i am worrying about this.... waiting for good replays thank you...

Posted by Optional on 10/08/2010 at 06:51

This is the greatest saying of them all use it or loose it masterbate if you must and enjoy your personal time male or female. I would rather be with a female of course and it does help to talk to your mate and let them know your needs how to move your figers, which position or what ever especially while you are young. Now the banana man well all I can say is if it is a problem see a doctor, but also there are men that does have a slite bend. If yours is it may be natural for you just realize it and don't let it bother you, but you should have it checked just in case. Also if you got to masterbate try getting some type of device to aid yourself in the process instead of using your hand all of the time this does seem to help not only that the saying is if you are right handed it leans to the left and if you are left it leans to the right this is the oldest saying that I know that is why I strongly suggest you get you a device to help, not being a doctor of course just talking from experience. Sex sites or great for ordering such things also tens units I hear work rather well for you and your partner. Just remember it is better with a partner of your choice and a lot more fun, not only that with the right partner you can experience a lot of these things together and hopefully have a lifetime of pleasure together.

Posted by Optional on 31/07/2010 at 02:40

i have masterbat two time per week now ihave very big problem about speam my speam count is very less i uesd so many tablet but still same plese help me and solue my problem

Posted by Shy dude on 26/07/2010 at 11:50

I am seventeen years old male. I have been msturbating for several years now (i think close to 3). Now im fairly worried. My penis used to be pin straight but now its bent slightly. its more like a banana (best description i can think of) shape and im a little worried girls will be put off by it. Also, my skin has become worn out in some spots (the skin is visibly redder at about the midway point). it stays this way even if i go for a month withot masturbating. please help this is making insecure about having sex )I don't need to be laughed at before it happens.)

Posted by Heyredin on 25/07/2010 at 04:20

Websit is good for many peaple. I have question i'm feeling to sex but i don't get girl fird?

Posted by bob on 16/07/2010 at 11:55

im 16 years old and i first masturbated when i was 13 now i beleive my penis is bent or tilts to one side.

Posted by Optional on 13/07/2010 at 05:35

I feel a throbbing pain in the anal region after masturbation or sex..which subsides only if i press the anal region with my thumb or sit on a hard cold surface pressing down on the anal region...i find it embarassing to discuss with my doctor..

Posted by ltd lover on 27/06/2010 at 02:26

I need help please, when i have an intercourse with my husband i feel excited only when the penis touch my vagina clitorous why can you tell me as i know when penis is in the vagina i should feel the excitement can you explain how to get the feeling when penis is in vagina and when we do a dog style i want to feel the excitement. please advise very urgent. thanks

Posted by OptionalRichard on 24/06/2010 at 09:12

Wonderful series of articles! Congratulations to UK for offering them. I am 91 and still sexually active. Recommended!

Posted by karen on 14/06/2010 at 05:23

to optional 10 6 2010,hello reading your posting to me it seems like you do not like having sex because you are frightened of causing a pregnancy,stds.yes masturbation is just fine.but do not let masturbation stand in the way of a sex life.to me you are a very caring man who at one time had a very good sex life.how ever you seem to have become frightened of sexual intercourse recently,why i do not know.but there are things called condoms that will protect you from stds and fartherhood i think you have a greater fear of somthing else,may be women or somthing rooted in childhood.how ever your posting is of a very caring and loving man you should talk to a professional about this,but if you like and enjoy masturbation then enjoy what you do,if it seems just right for you so be it good luck and enjoy....karen xxxx

Posted by karen on 14/06/2010 at 04:50

to anonymous who whats to give up masturbating.hello so you want to stop masturbating well this will be ninetynine point ninetynine per cent impossible.you will only end up sexually frustrated and stressed out you would then start having erotic dreams that would lead to you getting nocturnal erections and then wet dreams.this will make your penis more sensitive to movement and touch and if by then you have still not masturbated you will be urinating sticky seminal fluid and sperm out all day.also what are you going to do with all those erections that will start comming one every five to ten minutes....and are you going to sit crossed legged whatching the sexy pop videos that are produced today.and how are you going to deal with photographs of girls in skimppy bikinis that are in todays news papers and then you will have us girls showing off our sexy figures and sexy legs in the summer.and if you by this time you still have not emptied your self you will have another wet dream and all this sexual frustration will just carry on and on.so take my advice when you go to bed tonight think of some deep erotic thoughts touch up your penis and let your sperm flow....enjoy your orgasm....karen.

Posted by karen on 11/06/2010 at 07:25

to sam hello .do not be daft masturbating when stood up will not cause a stroke when masturbating try as many positions as is possible just like sex.this should enhance your pleasure try stimulating your g spot as well and do not worry about having a stroke....enjoy....karen.

Posted by karenl on 11/06/2010 at 07:10

tooptional who masturbates five times a day hiya you ask that is masturbating five times a day natual yes it is natual it is not dirty or any thing to be ashamed of.i would say that you have a very healthy sex drive and ahealthy surge of male sex hornmones.you are only doing what comes natually.both boys and girls masturbate imyself masturbate in the bath twice a week after i have shaved my pubic hair or should isay my pubic stubble off imastubate with babyoil .so keep up your five times aday and enjoy yourself....stay healthy ....karen

Posted by Optional on 10/06/2010 at 06:19

I masturbate whenever I get the chance, though, unfortunately, that's not very often. As far as I'm concerned if it keeps me happy & keeps me from having sex (& therefore keeps me from risking pregnancy and STD's) I think it's just fine.

Posted by Optional on 05/06/2010 at 11:14

i don't think it is a good idea.i heard it makes your behind bigger,and decease your desire of woman if addicted.i think it's better to go with woman instead of masturbating yourself and vice versa.

Posted by Optional on 28/05/2010 at 09:01

I MASTURBATE UP TO 5 TIMES A DAY IS THIS NORMAL

Posted by Sam on 25/05/2010 at 12:03

Can i get stroke when i stand and masturbate

Posted by Optional on 05/05/2010 at 02:13

I LOVE MASTURBATING AS IT KEEPS ME HAPPY IF GIRLFRIEND IS AWAY FROM ME.

Posted by Optional on 28/04/2010 at 02:10

I am 65 and have been masturbating since I was about 12 - I used to do it almost every day ( several times a day when I was young) until a few years ago but it has now slowed down to about 4 or 5 times a week. I hope I can keep doing it into my eighties as I find it thoroughly enjoyable (my only sexual relief since wife went off sex)

Posted by Betty on 15/03/2010 at 02:39

I am a mature woman. I know sex well, but I jill off several times a day. It is not only fun, but helpful to cope with stressy situations.

Posted by a teen again on 08/03/2010 at 12:56

I am single now. I enjoy all the benefits of solo sex. Feel like 13 often (frequency and happiness).

Posted by Optional on 19/02/2010 at 04:32

I mastrubate every day sometime twice a day when I'm not having sex, Is this bad? Thank you Doc

Posted by Optional on 17/02/2010 at 01:19

I still masturbate at least 4 times a week, it feels good to me, i just love the feeling i get in my penis stroking it.

Posted by Oh My Gawd on 31/01/2010 at 09:10

"This causes a sharp pain and often a cracking sound, like breaking a corn stalk, and the erection wilts. Afterwards, the penis might be swollen and bruised and appear bent. If you think this might have happened, you need to contact your doctor." I'm gonna take a break from masturbating now. :O Scary shit.

Posted by Anonymous on 30/01/2010 at 07:51

i masturbate at least three times weekly, have been doing it from the age of seven, in early teens did it at least twice daily, it still is fun and i love the feeling it gives me.

Posted by Anonymous on 23/01/2010 at 06:16

I have been doing it for 59 years, hope to do it another 20, it feels good and relieves a lot of tension

Posted by Andy on 23/01/2010 at 06:14

I've married for 15 years and still love masturbating, even I sometimes masturbated in front of my wife, and she enjoyed looking at my act, and she helped me reach orgasm faster. I think, it's a kind of variation in my sexual life, and I think it is normal for us all.

Posted by Anonymous on 05/01/2010 at 12:35

I love masturbating - it helps me deal with stress, helps me to sleep and is very enjoyable.

Posted by Anonymous on 28/12/2009 at 02:56

I have always loved this and will continue to do it even when in a relationship. It's normal...and lovely! ;)

Posted by Sumit Khera on 26/07/2009 at 01:59

Dr. I am suffering from Night Discharge from last 4-5 years. I am trying so much medicine. But I can't solve diesese. Kindly help me. I would be very greatful to you.

Posted by Johnson on 21/07/2009 at 09:54

At age 60, and in a committed relationship, I still masturbate regulary--often twice a week or more. Both my girlfriend (she masturbates, too) and I consider it a very healthy and fun activity.

Posted by Anonymous on 29/06/2009 at 11:53

- I'm desperately trying to stop masturbating altogether. - Admittedly, it used to be every day. - And its something like every 3 days now. - I just totaly want to give it up. - I really, really want to stop forever (it's a waste of time and not very constructive).

Posted by question on 25/06/2009 at 08:13

whilst masturbating quite regularly, my penis has slightly moved to one direction (bent), what does this mean?

Posted by Rohit on 02/05/2009 at 08:37

I often feel less energetic after masturbating.

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