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Hi, I am 18 years old and I masturbate daily 1-2 times. I belong to religious family, and they believe masturbation is a sin. So, I do want to break the rule and I want to stop masturbating. How can I do that?

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Masturbation is normal, healthy, and fun, and even necessary for male sexual health.  Most men your age masturbate daily.  Instead of trying to quit, you should accept masturbation as normal, healthy, and fun, and even necessary for male sexual health.  If you really want to quit, see this page for stories of how other people tried: http://www.healthystrokes.com/quitting.html.

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Doug Adams, Ph.D.

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I write from the point of view that masturbation is normal, healthy, and fun, and even necessary to sexual health. I am able to answer questions in all areas of sexuality.

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I am the author of the web site HealthyStrokes.com and have been answering questions about sexuality (especially masturbation) from both males and females for over 13 years.

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I have a Ph.D. in a field unrelated to sexuality from one of the leading educational institutions in the world.

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