Medical News Today: Are there side effects to masturbation?

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    Aboul-Enein, B. H., Bernstein, J., & Ross, M. W. (2016, July). Evidence for masturbation and prostate cancer risk: Do we have a verdict [Abstract]? Sexual Medicine Reviews, 4(3), 229–234. Retrieved from

    Calabrò, R. S., Galì, A., Marino, S., & Bramanti, P. (2012, June). Compulsive masturbation and chronic penile lymphedema [Abstract]. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41(3), 737–739. Retrieved from

    Castellini, G., Fanni, E., Corona, G., Maseroli, E., Ricca, V., & Maggi, M. (2016, April 1). Psychological, relational, and biological correlates of ego-dystonic masturbation in a clinical setting. Sexual Medicine, 4(3), e156–e165. Retrieved from

    Das, A. (2007, July–September). Masturbation in the United States [Abstract]. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 33(4), 301–317. Retrieved from

    Dimitropoulou, P., Lophatananon, A., Easton, D., Pocock, R., Dearnaley, D. P., Guy, M., … Muir, K. R. (2009, January). Sexual activity and prostate cancer risk in men diagnosed at a younger age. BJU International, 103(2), 178–185. Retrieved from

    Driemeyer, W., Janssen, E., Wiltfang, J., & Elmerstig, E. (2017, May–June). Masturbation experiences of Swedish senior high school students: Gender differences and similarities [Abstract]. Journal of Sex Research, 54(4–5), 631–641. Retrieved from

    Exton, M.S., Bindert, A., Krüger, T., Scheller, F., Hartmann, U., & Schedlowski, M. (1999, May–June). Cardiovascular and endocrine alterations after masturbation-induced orgasm in women [Abstract]. Psychosomatic Medicine, 61(3), 280–289. Retrieved from

    Fahs, B., & Frank, E. (2013, April 30). Notes from the back room: Gender, power, and (In)visibility in women’s experiences of masturbation [Abstract]. The Journal of Sex Research, 51(3), 241–252. Retrieved from

    Gerressu, M., Mercer, C. H., Graham, C. A., Wellings, K., & Johnson, A. M. (2008, April). Prevalence of masturbation and associated factors in a British national probability survey [Abstract]. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37(2), 266–278. Retrieved from

    Giles, G. G., Severi, G., English, D. R., McCredie, M. R., Borland, R., Boyle, P., & Hopper, J. L. (2003, August). Sexual factors and prostate cancer. BJU International, 92(3), 211–216. Retrieved from

    Herbenick, D., Reece, M., Sanders, S., Dodge, B., Ghassemi, A., & Fortenberry, J. D. (2009, July). Prevalence and characteristics of vibrator use by women in the United States: results from a nationally representative study [Abstract]. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6(7), 1857–1866. Retrieved from

    Hurlbert, D. F., & Whittaker, K. E. (2015, January 22). The role of masturbation in marital and sexual satisfaction: A comparative study of female masturbators and nonmasturbators [Abstract]. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 17(4), 272–282. Retrieved from

    Kaestle, C. E., & Allen, K. R. (2011, October). The role of masturbation in healthy sexual development: Perceptions of young adults [Abstract]. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40(5), 983–994. Retrieved from

    Lindau, S. T., Schumm, L. P., Laumann, E. O., Levinson, W., O’Muircheartaigh, C. A., & Waite, L. J. (2007, August 23). A study of sexuality and health among older adults in the United States. The New England Journal of Medicine, 357(8), 762–774. Retrieved from

    Masturbation death grip syndrome (DGS). (2015, November 5). Retrieved from

    Prause, N., & Pfaus, J. (2015, June). Viewing sexual stimuli associated with greater sexual responsiveness, not erectile dysfunction. Sexual Medicine, 3(2), 90–98. Retrieved from

    Reece, M., Herbenick, D., Sanders, S. A., Dodge, B., Ghassemi, A., & Fortenberry, J. D. (2009, July). Prevalence and characteristics of vibrator use by men in the United States [Abstract]. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6(7), 1867–1874. Retrieved from

    Rider, J. R., Wilson, K. M., Sinnott, J. A., Kelly, R. S., Mucci, L. A., & Giovannucci, E. L. (2016, December). Ejaculation frequency and risk of prostate cancer: Updated results with an additional decade of follow-up [Abstract}. European Urology, 70(6), 974–982. Retrieved from

    Robbins, C. L., Schick, V., Reece, M., Herbenick, D., Sanders, S. A., Dodge, B., & Fortenberry, J. D. (2011, December). Prevalence, frequency, and associations of masturbation with partnered sexual behaviors among US adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 165(12), 1087–1093. Retrieved from

    Waite, L. J., Laumann, E. O., Das, A., & Schumm, L. P. (2009, November). Sexuality: Measures of partnerships, practices, attitudes, and problems in the national social life, health, and aging study. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 64B(Suppl 1),/em>, i56–i66. Retrieved from

    Whorton, J. (2001, July). The solitary vice. The superstition that masturbation could cause mental illness. The Western Journal of Medicine, 175(1), 66–8. Retrieved from

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