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Masturbation - How Much Is Too Much

Published: September 25, 2001
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I am concerned that if you masturbate too much it will make you sterile. Is this true? How many times a week can a person masturbate safely so that it doesn't hurt you?
Signed: Masturbation - How Much Is Too Much

Dear Masturbation - How Much Is Too Much,

A simple answer:
Masturbation will not make you sterile no matter how many times a day you do it. There are many false myths about how masturbation can cause health problems. Matter of fact, masturbation causes no medical problems and it is a healthy sexual activity. There is no limit on how often you masturbate as long as it does not interfere with your life and it is done in a private situation.

Although some people look at masturbation negatively, it is a healthy activity that most people, including teenagers do to release their sexual impulses and to pleasure themselves.

For some other questions about masturbation, see Masturbation, Masturbation - Stunted Growth and Love To Masturbate.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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