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Hi I would like to post a problem on masturbating.

I have extracted some information from your article “Miracle of Masturbating” such as “Masturbating is a wonderful, no-risk way to figure out how you feel most comfortable and healthy being sexual and feeling sexual pleasure.”

However I’ve heard that masturbating can be addictive and it has proven for me. At some point of time when I’m all alone in my room, I’ll have a sudden urge to masturbate on my bed. It has become a habit and this is posing as a big problem. I often do my homework and revision in my room alone and masturbating will cost me a lot of my time as it lasts from 25 minutes to 45 minutes to get back to my normal self. I do not have such time to waste and would like to kick this addictive habit.

Another question I would like to ask if whether watching movies which include much sexual references is appropriate, as movies of such are not of my age range. I enjoy watching people having pleasure. Please note that the movies are not related to porn. In my opinion, I do not wish for myself to have such desire and would like u to lend me some advise on abstaining from such behaviors.

Lots of thanks.

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Masturbation isn't physically addictive, the same way smoking and drugs can be. However, if you feel its interfering with your school work, then perhaps doing homework in a more public place in the house, like the kitchen would help. Similarly, you can either screen movies before you see them with something like, to see what kind of content the movie may have, or watch them with other people as well.

Bear in mind though, getting aroused and masturbating are normal and healthy. 25-45 minutes out of your day isn't all that much, when you think of it compared to commuting to school or work, watching television, exercising. There's no reason why masturbation can't fit into a schedule.

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