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yellowtomatoes
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Good day Scarleteen! I would like to ask a question. My period started on the 30th March 2014, this is my 5th day of my period. From the 2nd day till today, my 5th day, I have been masturbating frequently, 2-3 times a day. I am really afraid that this would delay my next period or may have a bad effect on my period cycle. I am really confused, I read a few sites on whether it would affect, some say it may some say it may not. Thus, I would like to ask Scarleteen about my question and also a reason to why it may or may not happen. Thank you so much for your time, have a great day.

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September
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No, masturbation does not have an effect on your menstrual cycle.

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yellowtomatoes
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Thabk you for your prompt reply. However is there a reason why it would not affect my menstrual cycle? Thanks again.

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Redskies
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Really, the reason is that there is no way in which sexual activity can affect the menstrual cycle, other than if a pregnancy is created.

The menstrual cycle is caused by several hormones rising and falling at different times throughout the month, and those hormones affecting each other by causing each other to be released, increased, or inhibited. Sexual activity doesn't make any difference to those hormones, unless, again, a pregnancy has been created. If you'd like to know more about how the cycle works, the first part of our article On the Rag: A Guide to Menstruation should give you the details.

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