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Sexual Health – Issues That We Tend To Ignore – Frequently Asked Questions

Sexual Health is an issue that is personal to most of us. We as Indians also refrain from discussing our sexual preferences, behaviour or health issue with our family, friends or even doctors. However it is recommended that you seek the assistance of specialists such as Urologists that specialise in sexual health issues. These doctors have specialised clinics to address common issues such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, urinary incontinence, penile length and prosthesis choice, to list a few. Given below are some of the common frequently asked questions that many of you may be searching for on the internet.

Issues realted to Sexual Health

Q. How can I stop masturbation?

You need to understand that the urge to perform sex is a natural phenomena. You may not be able to stop the urge to masturbate. However you can resort to the following to sublime your addiction to the same:

  • Keep yourself calm and try and keep your sexual thoughts sublime
  • Opt for hobbies and other outdoor activities for constructive distraction
  • Join part time courses or opt for educational aspects for your career progression
  • Refrain from watching content or reading books with sexual content
  • Also avoid watching pornographic content

Q. I am a 16 yr old boy. My height is 5’6” and I weight 75 kgs. I have swollen breasts and I feel embarrassed to wear t shirts. Please help.

You seem to be suffering from a condition called gynecomastia. This is found in boys during their puberty. It is caused due to disturbances in the male and female hormone levels. Around 75% of the cases get resolved within two years without treatment. If the situation persists and is causing you distress, surgical correction can be done. You need not worry, it is a common issue. You should consult a doctor for the same.

Q. I am 30 yrs old and my penis has become smaller. I think it is due to masturbation. Please help.

Please note that masturbation cannot reduce the size of your penis. When the penis has grown to its adult size, nothing can make it smaller. Penis has no bones inside it, it is a collection of tissues that are in a coiled spring format. It can compress and decompress according to the situation. Hence you can be assured that no change is due to masturbation. Please also note that if you are experiencing any change in the shape, size and heaviness of the testes or the penis, it can be indicative of some other complication, even cancer. It is advisable that you consult a specialist at the earliest.

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