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What are the side effect of abstaining from sexual intercourse?

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what do men derived from sex,why is it important to have sex,can it result into health problem if we men abstain from it for long time let say 18 month,what is the side effect of mastibation
Posted Thu, 11 Apr 2013 in Sexual Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan 30 minutes later
Hello and welcome to XXXXXXX

Thank you for writing to us.

There is absolutely no physical problem or effect on men who abstain from sexual intercourse. As first of all, a safe alternative of masturbation exists. Another reason why abstinence from sexual intercourse will not lead to stagnation of semen is due to the natural process of self-ejaculation (initiated by wet-dreams). Let me explain this to you.

If a male has not ejaculated for a certain duration of time, the body's natural response would lead to a stimulating perception of a close-to-reality experience (a dream) which would result in ejaculation during sleep. This is perfectly normal as well.

The only effect seen in males who abstain from sexual intercourse or even masturbation is 'sexual frustration'. This frustration builds up with time and increases the urge to indulge in intercourse, and if not received (intercourse) can sometimes (rarely) result in depression. Other than this there is no adverse effect of abstinence from sexual intercourse.

There are absolutely no side-effects of masturbation. All myths like reduced visual power, weakness, erectile dysfunction, etc; are completely false. Masturbation is completely healthy and safe; and if practiced well, will surely reduce sexual frustration.

The only advise given to an individual who masturbates regularly would be to handle your genitals with care, and not be too rough. Also, practice good hygiene.

Other than this, I do not think there are any adverse or ill effects from your abstinence or masturbation.

I hope this helps. Stay safe and healthy.

God bless.
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