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Q: Youth Impotence? ( No Answer,   7 Comments )
Subject: Youth Impotence?
Category: Health > Men's Health
Asked by: tiptronik-ga
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Posted: 30 Jan 2006 16:52 PST
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Question ID: 439435
Hi. My name's Kevin and just turned 19 years old.
I began masturbating 2 or 3 times a week when I was 12, but about 2
years ago I started doing it 1-2 times a day. Over the past year I've
been considerably sexually active and I've noticed a series of things
that I'm truly concerned about: Weak and short-lasting erections,
seminal leakage without erection prior to sexual intercourse, pain in
lower-back, decrease in sex drive, and hair-loss.
I looked on the internet and I was surprised to find all of these
symptoms listed in the Herballove website. The website provides an
explanation about the chemistry of this problem and of course suggests
the purchase of their product. I know the main purpose of websites
like this is making money so I decided to keep looking for more
information but unfortunatelly I didn't find anything that would give
a reliable answer to my question.
Some resources claim that masturbation is healthy and has no side
effects, however I can't fully agree on that.
My sex-life is going down! I'm embarrased about my lousy performance
in bed and not being able to please my partner, and myself of couse.
I would like to find out more about this issue, preferably from
reliable medical or scientific resources. I've heard about youth
impotence...could this be my problem?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Youth Impotence?
From: baz2121-ga on 31 Jan 2006 22:36 PST

First of all, what you've read from those sources are correct. NO harm
can come from masturbation unless you're doing it in some
violent/physically abusive manner, no matter how many times you do it
a day.

One problem at a time - seminal leakage prior to intercourse will need
some clarification. If you are being stimulated/aroused (or erect)
during the leakage prior to intercourse this is known as pre-ejaculate
and is perfectly normal. This acts as a lube effect before your body
is ready to have sex. If this is occuring with NO stimulation at all,
then see a doctor immediately.

Being impotent and premature ejaculate isn't a major problem, this
happens to a surprising number of men. There a few clinics around that
can help with these sorts of problems, and a quick search on the
internet should bring up sex clinics in your area. Experience and
learning self-control also helps a lot believe it or not :) Being able
to use mental images to control how long you can last before
ejaculating is a good method. ie: Thinking about something non-sexual
before orgasm can help, masturbating beforehand can help, etc.

The back pain, hair loss and loss of libido seems problematic. These
symptoms (not so much the back pain - only in rare cases) can point to
a fall in testosterone levels. See your doctor about this ASAP.

Hope this helps,
Baz :)
Subject: Re: Youth Impotence?
From: baz2121-ga on 31 Jan 2006 22:39 PST
Also, (forgot to add this in) the hair loss could be a genetic cause
or stress-related.

Subject: Re: Youth Impotence?
From: ccollier-ga on 10 Feb 2006 05:31 PST
What happens if these symptoms persist despite a high testosterone level?
Subject: Re: Youth Impotence?
From: baz2121-ga on 17 Feb 2006 22:54 PST

If your testosterone levels are normal or high, hair loss can occur.
Another major cause of hairloss (besides low testosterone) is when a
by-product of normal testosterone metabolism, DHT, attacks hair
follicles. This only happens mainly in older age ie is why old men
lose their hair. There are drugs available for this, and I would
recommend you speak to your doc about whch is right for you, one of
the bigger ones is called Propecia. This isn't without its
side-effects, which include impotence and loss of libido.

In regards to your previous mention of back pain and loss of libido,
they don't match a high testosterone level. Loss of libido, when
hormone-related, only occurs in lower testosterone levels. Have you
considered you might be depressed? This can cause lower libido and
premature ejaculation. The back pain could be completely unrelated.

Hope this helped a bit, but the only you'll be able to get a proper
and full answer is to go to your doctor. It might seem embarassing,
but these things don't phase doctors at all, they see it everyday so
don't worry!

Baz :)
Subject: Re: Youth Impotence?
From: myoarin-ga on 18 Feb 2006 09:51 PST
Hi Kevin,
Since your question returned, I'll venture to mention a couple of things.

If you think masturbation may have side effects (not hair loss), it
may, for you.  As someone mentioned on a related question, you can do
things different than what happens in intercourse, maybe desensitizing

Another point is that worries about performance are often self-fulfilling.

And finally, perhaps now that the initial thrill has worn off, maybe
just having sex because it's available (IF that is the case), is
bothering you a little, which can also upset performance.

All the best, Myoarin
Subject: Re: Youth Impotence?
From: nemo1986-ga on 06 Mar 2006 21:00 PST
i've been suffering from something almost identical...the difference
is that I was masturbating about 5-6 times a day. I think it does make
a difference. It does cause more pre-cum, it takes slightly longer to
become aroused, you orgasm faster and at times you may not be even be
able to draw an erection. Just stop doing it for a week and see if it
makes a difference. It did for me.
Subject: Re: Youth Impotence?
From: lookdownonme-ga on 07 May 2006 08:24 PDT
Kevin.  I've been having the exact same problem and have been
desperately searching for some solution to the problem.  Have you
noticed an improvement at all since you posted your question?

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