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No. Although there are many myths about the “risks” of masturbation, it is safe. Masturbation isn’t physically or emotionally harmful in any way. Masturbation is the ultimate form of safer sex — there’s no risk of pregnancy or infection. It’s possible for frequent masturbation to cause skin irritation, but using plenty of lubricant can prevent this from happening.

Some people are concerned that they may masturbate too much or too often. This is unlikely. Masturbating is only considered “too much” if it gets in the way of your ability to get to school, work, or be with friends or family. This is a very rare problem.

Some people masturbate more than once a day, some people masturbate once in a while, and some people never masturbate — all are completely normal. Learn more about masturbation.

 

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