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Sir, I had bad habit of watching porn and masturbating to it.  But now I have completely stopped this. Now my question if I follow celibacy for 365 days (Since I am single. I have no problem in doing so) will I be less fertile ?

Masturbating is not a bad habit.  It is a good one.  Masturbation is normal, healthy, and fun, and even necessary for male sexual health.  Most younger males masturbate about once a day.  Masturbation is good for your fertility.  I don't believe you will be able to stop masturbating for a year, but it will be bad for your health if you do.

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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 I take all questions pertaining to sexuality.


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