Does masturbation have side effects?
Masturbation is a normal way to get to know your body. Side effects are rare. Friction may cause chaffing or tears in the skin; a water-based lubricant may be helpful in these instances. If masturbating is interfering with completing activities like going to school or work, speak with a healthcare provider, therapist, counselor, or social worker. Save this question to your favorites if you'd like to talk about it more with your healthcare provider.