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masturbation cause of aids?

Jun 10, 2001

hello, sir, is masturbation cause of aids? because i masturbate everyday. please tell me some methods to avoid them. my e mail no is ....

Response from Dr. Cohen

Well, let's imagine what the world would be like if the answer to your question was yes.

First - there would be no babies born with AIDS - since, as far as we know, there isn't much masturbation while in the mother's womb. Second, virtually every male adolescent would have HIV by age 17 or so. As well as a not insignificant number of the females, research tells us, for that matter. And finally - our campaigns to prevent AIDS would be quite different - for example, why would there be all these condom ads around? - unless they were just an odd way to make masturbation less stimulating...

So - the answer is no. In fact, HIV is the name of the virus that causes this illness we call AIDS. And you cannot catch this virus by masturbating. You can only catch it by being, shall we say, intimate, with someone who has this virus. And ironically, masturbation by oneself is one of the absolute safest things you can do sexually that completely avoids catching this HIV virus. So please be assured that it doesn't matter how many times per day or even per hour you masturbate - you don't get HIV/AIDS that way.

Please read on in this web site and others for clear details for which sexual activities do lead to a risk of being exposed to HIV. Since it sounds like you need to read some more about this issue...

Good luck.

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