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Does masturbating effect puberty ?

im tgirteen and iv been masterbating lately. It seems that right at the time tgat i started to masterbate puberty stoped. Does masterbating effect puberty? I am a boy
Asked On : Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hello there.
Derived from the Latin puberatum (age of maturity), the word puberty describes the physical changes to sexual maturation in both males & females. Puberty which starts earlier than usual is known as precocious puberty. Puberty which starts later than usual is known as delayed puberty.
So when you say 'puberty stopped' what exactly do you mean?
It is probably on attaining puberty that you started masturbating & felt the sexual urges that a young boy or girl at your age is wont to feel.
Being a boy just means that one of the first signs of attaining puberty is probably 'ejaculation' & going by current literature, that should be around age13 which is @ the point you currently are. For girls it can be anywhere between 11-13 when they attain what is commonly termed 'menarche'.
Masturbation does not affect the puberty spurt or any growth phase associated if that is what you allude to. However, the other way around may have some significance in that most young people discover the joys of masturbation around the time they attain puberty!
So to put things in perspective, both are more or less synonymous to begin with & neither effects the other negatively.
Trust this has clarified a few issues for both you young boys & girls out there. As they say with consumption of alcohol nowadays...'enjoy responsibly'...cheers & Good luck with your growth 'spurts'!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Dermatologist, Cosmetologist, Venereologist
Vikram Hospital, Bangalore, India


Answered: Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Pediatrician, Neurology Dr. Riazahmed's  Response
absolutely no relationship at all!
Answered: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Gyan Prakash's  Response
hi.welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.there is nothing to do masturbation with puberty attainment.usually masturbation start around puberty.
Answered: Sat, 19 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sourav Ganguly's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for your query.
No, masturbation has no effect on puberty.

Best wishes.
Answered: Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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