Masturbation Addiction: Signs, Symptoms & Treatments
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity; Reviewed and added relevant resources; Added “Is Chronic Masturbation Bad for You?” and revised “How to Stop a Masturbation Addiction” to add more specific tips. New material written by Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C and reviewed by Dena Westphalen, PharmD.
Author: Matthew Glowiak, PhD, LCPC
Reviewer: Trishanna Sookdeo, MD, MPH, FAAFP