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Does masturbation cause erectile dysfunction?

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You might have heard this, but it’s a myth. Masturbation is normal and won't cause problems when you have sex with a partner.

Can masturbation help treat ED or prevent it? There isn't much proof that any sexual activity can keep you from getting ED. But masturbation can help with ED that’s caused by stress, anxiety, or another psychological issue. If you’re able to perform sexually, even with masturbation, you may feel more confident that you can get and keep an erection during sex with a partner.

From: Erectile Dysfunction and Masturbation WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Erectile Dysfunction (ED).”

Columbia University Medical Center: “Erectile Dysfunction ED.”

Translational Andrology and Urology : “Erectile dysfunction in fit and healthy young men: psychological or pathological.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction.”

International Society for Sexual Medicine: “Does masturbation cause erectile dysfunction (ED)?”

University of California, Santa Barbara: “Erectile Dysfunction: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.”

Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Science : “Effectiveness of sildenafil citrate (Viagra) and tadalfil (Cialis) on sexual response in Saudi men with erectile dysfunction in routine clinical practice.”

Cornell University: "Sensate focus." 

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on September 22, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Erectile Dysfunction (ED).”

Columbia University Medical Center: “Erectile Dysfunction ED.”

Translational Andrology and Urology : “Erectile dysfunction in fit and healthy young men: psychological or pathological.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction.”

International Society for Sexual Medicine: “Does masturbation cause erectile dysfunction (ED)?”

University of California, Santa Barbara: “Erectile Dysfunction: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.”

Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Science : “Effectiveness of sildenafil citrate (Viagra) and tadalfil (Cialis) on sexual response in Saudi men with erectile dysfunction in routine clinical practice.”

Cornell University: "Sensate focus." 

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on September 22, 2017

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