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Long Term Effects Of Masturbation

Published: 1. Mai 2002
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I wanted to know if masturbation had any long term effects on your penis (does it increase, decrease, or stunt your growth)? I am 13 and wanted to know...
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Dear Long Term Effects Of Masturbation,

Masturbation is a normal healthy activity. It does not cause any medical problems or have any serious long term effects or side effects. It should not hurt or cause any future problems. Masturbating can be done as frequently as you wish as long as it does not interfere with your life. Masturbation questions are asked a lot at TeenHealthFX. Check out our answers to these questions: Curious About Masturbation, What Is Masturbation, Masturbation - How Much Is To Much, Masturbation & My Health for more information. Also, you can use the FX search and find even more questions.

Since you asked about penis size, you may feel concerned that your penis size isn't sufficient. TeenHealthFX's most frequently asked question from its' male users is "Is My Penis Size Normal?" - Please check out TeenHealthFX's responses to these questions to see what's normal and what's not in terms of penis size and testicles: Penis Size, 3-Inch Penis, Can I Make It Bigger?, Average Testes Size, Afraid Penis Is Too Small For Sex and When Does The Penis Grow In Thickness?.

As always if you feel that something is not right, get it checked out by your doctor. If you do not have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, please call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at (973) 971.6475. If you have any other questions, please feel free to write back to AskFX or search our website for more information.

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