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I have asked you this before, but I need a little more explicit answer. I have kidney trouble in my family history, so I'm concerned about something SOME sexual experts think could harm me, but others don't think so. This involves the stop and go method of masturbation for about three days. I am in my 60's, and I do this about once a month. So, is all this masturbating up to the point of ejaculating, but not harmful to my prostate or anything else? Some think the prostate "firing" all these times foe expected ejaculation, but not doing it is too hard on it, and could damage it. I sometimes masturbate right up to the point of ejaculating many, many times before ejaculating on about the 3rd day.

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Barney:

Masturbation without ejaculation is not known to be harmful. There is some evidence that it might cause some refux into the prostate and contribute to prostatitis, but this information is not confirmed.  I'm not sure why you would want to do this, but it's not likely to cause any harm.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

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Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

Experience

Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

Organizations
American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Publications
Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Education/Credentials
Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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