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Is it wrong to masturbate?

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Masturbation isn't bad or dirty. It's a normal part of your sexuality. You shouldn't feel any guilt or shame about doing it. Feeling guilty about masturbation can make you think badly about yourself -- and that can be unhealthy.

From: Masturbation FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Robbins, C. , August 2011. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

University of Illinois McKinley Health Center: "Masturbation: Questions and Answers."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Masturbation."

Rakel, R. Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Textbook of Family Medicine, 8th ed.

Planned Parenthood: "Masturbation."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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SOURCES:

Robbins, C. , August 2011. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

University of Illinois McKinley Health Center: "Masturbation: Questions and Answers."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Masturbation."

Rakel, R. Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Textbook of Family Medicine, 8th ed.

Planned Parenthood: "Masturbation."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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