Celibacy/Abstinence/Does sex hurt a male?


I am a boy 19.  I have heard that sex hurts a girl.  Does it also hurt a boy?

No, sex does not hurt males, and it also doesn't hurt most females.  Females who are sexually inexperienced sometimes experience pain with their first intercourse, but this is not true for all of them.  Most males find sex, even their first time, to be very pleasurable and do not describe it as painful.


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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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