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does excessive masturbation or playing with toys lead to delayed periods?

No. Masturbating and using sex toys won’t change your menstrual cycle. There are no health risks with masturbation. Masturbation can’t cause pregnancy or spread sexually transmitted diseases, as long as you make sure any toys you use are thoroughly cleaned. Some women masturbate to relieve menstrual cramps and muscle tension before, during, and after their periods.

There are a number of things that can change your menstrual cycle, including birth control, poor nutrition, over exercising, and, of course, pregnancy. If you’ve recently had unprotected sex, a missed period can be an early sign of pregnancy. Find out more about your menstrual cycle.

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