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I have heard that if a guy masturbates a lot, his penis wont stay erect long, does masturbation affect how long an erection lasts?

This is not true. Masturbating does not lead to chronic erection problems.

Many things can affect how long an erection lasts. Some men have trouble getting or keeping an erection right after a heavy meal, for example, or if they’re too stressed out from work or school.

Other things that can lead to erection problems are alcohol or other recreational drug use, or smoking. Some medicines may also affect erections, including certain medications for allergies, anxiety, colds, depression, hypertension, lethargy, panic or personality disorder, restlessness, and sleeplessness.

Learn more myths and facts about masturbation.

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