Celibacy/Abstinence/Having sex


I am 19 year old boy and have never had sex.  I masturbate every other day.  Will I masturbate less if I start having sex?  Will it be OK?

Males who become sexually active for the first time tend to masturbate less often than they did when they were virgins.  So you are likely to masturbate less once you are sexually active.  Also, keep in mind most males your age, especially those not sexually active, masturbate about once a day.


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Doug Adams, Ph.D.


When it comes to celibacy/abstinence, I am more likely to point out the downside of being sexually abstinent. I don't advocate abstinence as a long-term sexual lifestyle. Abstinence is a good thing when the alternative is being sexual in an indiscreet manner, but it is a bad thing when a healthy sexual lifestyle of being monogamous with a partner is available. I frequently answer questions in the masturbation and male masturbation categories on AllExperts.com. I take all questions pertaining to sexuality.


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