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Nope! You can masturbate as much as you want without lowering your sperm count. There are lots of myths around masturbating, but the truth is that masturbation is perfectly safe! It’s also totally normal and healthy. 

Here are some benefits of masturbation:

  • Masturbation is safer than any other type of sex. You can’t get pregnant or get STDs from masturbating.

  • Masturbation can help you learn what you like and don’t like sexually. And if you decide to have sex with someone, you can know what you do and don’t want to do. BONUS: getting comfortable talking about sex and your body with your partner makes it easier to talk about protecting yourself against STDs and pregnancy, too.

  • Exploring your body and learning how to give yourself sexual pleasure can be empowering and help improve your body image.

  • Masturbation can lower stress and help you relax. It even helps some people fall asleep.

  • Having an orgasm releases endorphins — feel good chemicals in your brain. Orgasms can be a natural painkiller and can even help with period cramps.

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