Can Masturbation Stunt My Growth?enteens out what the experts have to say.masturbate, masterbation, masterbate, sex, erection, self sex, playing with myself, playing with yourself, sexual self-stimulation, sexual self stimulation, whacking off, wacking off, jack off, jerk off, touch myself, is it okay to touch yourself, will i go blind if i masterbate? will i go blind if i masturbate?03/25/200410/15/201810/15/2018Robyn R. Miller, MD10/01/2018af8e2986-a3a4-4469-9af1-bf29305b273a<p><em>Can masturbation stunt my growth or anything like that?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>James*</em></p> <p>No. Masturbation will not interfere with a person's growth in any way.</p> <p>Masturbation is when people rub their own genitals (the penis in males or the the vagina in females) because they like the way it feels. Lots of people have heard all sorts of crazy stuff about masturbation &mdash; that it can cause diseases, interfere with growth, cause mental problems, lead to blindness, or stop a person from having children. But those things aren't true.</p> <p>Masturbation is often considered a private topic and some people may feel embarrassed to think or ask about it. And when people are&nbsp;too embarrassed to talk about something, they might hear and believe things that aren't accurate.</p> <p>If you have worries or questions about masturbation, talk to a doctor, nurse, health counselor, or someone in your family.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>La masturbación, ¿puede impedir mi crecimiento?La masturbación, ¿puede interrumpir mi crecimiento o algo por el estilo?
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