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I was just wondering what Chronic Masterbation was.


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Well, "chronic" means ongoing, something that happens frequently over a long period of time. If you had chronic headaches, that would mean you'd have a lot of them and it would be a problem you would have had for a while. You know what masturbation means, right?

So "chronic masturbation" would mean someone who masturbated a lot, and had done so for a long time.

Is this necessarily a problem? No. I think that using the term "chronic masturbation" is more a value judgement than it seems on the surface -- because it implies that there is a right and wrong amount of masturbation, and that more than that "right amount" is bad in a sort of medical way.

And that's just not true. The only person who can make a decision about whether or not they are masturbating too much is that person him or herself. If it feels uncomfortable, if someone is feeling obsessed about masturbating, or if masturbating is getting in the way of their ability to do other things they need to do in their life, then perhaps they need to think about whether they're doing it too much and need to ease off.

But really, if masturbation isn't a problem, then it just isn't a problem.

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Only reason i posted this is because i was having a discussion with my boyfriend and he told me that i make him want to better himself and he said that before he met me that he had chronic masterbation syndrome which i was kind of clueless on what is was i mean you have an idea but not for certain and he said it was horrible before he met me but now it's pratically stopped. :) It may not seem like much of a problem but i guess to him it was!


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Chronic masturbation symdrome?

Either he was being fascetious, or some idiot told him that because they were making a personal judgement about masturbation and trying to pass it off as a professional diagnosis. Medically, there is no such thing as Chronic Masturbation Syndrome.

If there was, somebody had better tell Aja, because I know she'd have volunteered to be the "CMS" poster child in less than two seconds flat.


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LMAO!! Very nice Mz S. ... hehe
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You know, this really sounds like something from the 1800's, when masturbation was supposed to reduce life span (all that life-giving semen going to waste!), and cause limp-wristedness and pimples and all that. And when women were believed not to do it at all, and vibrators were invented to relieve hysteria (sickness caused by the womb not being used productively and causing the woman to go mad -- more old and scary ideas).

I'm not making any of this up, by the way. Which gives you some idea of the strange mentality that spawned ideas like this.

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