Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
124 Doctors are Online

How to make a teen boy to stop masturbating?

User rating for this question
Excellent
Answered by

Pediatrician
Practicing since : 1976
Answered : 1872 Questions
Question
Can a parent or a pediatrician do anything to get a teen boy (14yo) to stop masturbating, make him do it less or make it unpleasant to do?
Posted Thu, 29 Nov 2012 in Parenting
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal 40 minutes later
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

I can understand your dilemma. However, at this age this is a natural phenomenon and most of the teenagers indulge in it. With times the frequency does reduce. There is no way of stopping a teenager from masturbating. The teenager needs to be counselled and handled with patience. It becomes difficult for parents to handle this problem as the teenager tends to revolt. It is advisable to consult the pediatrician/child psychologist who shall, in his own way, discuss the issue with the teenager.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction. Please feel free to revert back in case any clarifications are required or you want to share more facts about the case.

Regards,

RKK
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: How to make a teen boy to stop masturbating? 2 minutes later
Is there anything a parent can say or do to make the teenager not want to do it as much? Can a doctor tell him to not indulge so much?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal 10 minutes later
Hi,

Thank your for your update.

If you are confident that you can handle the situation then you can always attempt it. However, it is always better to use the "third party approach" to get the results that we expect. As I mentioned above the doctor/pediatrician/child psychologist can certainly handle it better and ask him not to indulge so much.

Regards,

RKK
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Follow-up: How to make a teen boy to stop masturbating? 1 minute later
Thank you. If I have to do it myself, any tips on what I can say to scare him or make him think it's not good to do? Any other tricks? And is it ever appropriate to punish them for it and how?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal 28 minutes later
Hi,

Thank you for the update query.

As I mentioned earlier this situation has to be handled very delicately and with tact. If you scare or punish him then he may revolt and the situation may get out of control. If you want to handle it yourself then you have to sit down with him in a friendly environment and discuss the issue with him rather then command him.

I hope you handle this issue tactfully and not let it go out of control where your teenager revolts against you.

I hope I have clarified the approach.

Regards,

RKK
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor