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How can a 20-year-old male overcome masturbation tendencies, shyness, and depression?

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Published At February 23, 2023
Reviewed AtNovember 30, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor

I am a 20-year-old male. I have been masturbating for nearly four years, and it has made me really low and depressed. I do not open up with people and cannot talk or meet eyes to eyes with girls. I feel really shy, and my attitude is not good. I do not want myself to be like this. Moreover, my penis is thin and short. Please help.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Masturbation is a healthy practice done by every individual. There are no side effects of masturbation. The guilt generated as the result of misconception about masturbation leads to stress and anxiety, which in turn causes ill effects on the mind and health but not the masturbation. So start doing your work sincerely, set an academic goal, and be passionate about it. When you succeed, your stress and anxiety will decrease, and your confidence will increase. You can join a gym or follow a physical exercise routine. Practice deep breathing and meditation.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vandana Patidar
Dr. Vandana Patidar


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