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Does masturbation stunts growth?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: Hi does masturbation stunts growth? Im 15 and i really want t to it now!! But im scared!
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Answered by Dr. Kerry Pottinger (2 minutes later)
Hi,
No, masturbation does not stunt your growth.
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Follow up: Dr. Kerry Pottinger (1 minute later)
Also i did it two days ago too. Im currently 5"1.. Is it safe? I also did it two days ago
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Answered by Dr. Kerry Pottinger (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It will not reduce your growth.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for your question. Masturbation will not affect your growth. Short stature is frequently related to parents' stature. Ensure a healthy diet and plenty of exercise and you will give yourself the best chance of growing taller.
If I can be of any further help please do not hesitate to contact me.
Regards,
Dr K A Pottinger
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Follow up: Dr. Kerry Pottinger (11 minutes later)
Well it might affect the body somehow right? Its hard to believe that something like sperm that can become a live baby can be wasted without any side effects?
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Answered by Dr. Kerry Pottinger (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Your growth will not be affected.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I would like to reassure you that your growth will not be affected. You are likely to continue to grow until you are around 19 to 20 years old.
I hope this helps.
Regards,
Dr K A Pottinger
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Follow up: Dr. Kerry Pottinger (27 hours later)
Hey so i read that streching can help yoi boost height. Im 15 and "maybe" still growing, today i stretch my legs ( Touching my toes ) and i feel the pain but i did it for about 3 minute and stop everynight and morning. Does it help or is it dangerous? Thanks!
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Answered by Dr. Kerry Pottinger (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Exercise is not dangerous.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for your question.
I don't quite understand your question. Tou have many more years of growth ahead of you and exercising during the coming treats will ensure you best chance of reaching you maximum potential height.
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Dr K A Pottinger
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does masturbation stunts growth?

Hi, No, masturbation does not stunt your growth. Regards