It infuriates me. What do they stand to gain from this... There is so much false information that we are told on the internet and this is the worst; it is a psychological and biological attack, it is healthy and okay to masturbate, so they say. Of course it is okay, we can choose to do what we want... but it isn't healthy. I see articles like these in the masses, from a simple google search of "is masturbation healthy"... "Masturbation isn't unhealthy or bad for you at all. Masturbation can actually be good for your health, both mentally and physically. And it's pretty much the safest sex out there — there's no risk of getting pregnant or getting an STD. ... Plenty of research has shown the health benefits of masturbation." Click for Source - Planned Parenthood website. This is just one source of the many websites like these giving false/misleading information. Using similar searches, you're able to find tonnes of information geared toward coercing the curious, likely already vulnerable... articles like these put doubt on if someone should masturbate, majority saying the act doesn't cause any harm. Of course, we know it does. It weakens the immune system, reduces the amount of androgen receptors, causes stress on the body (As the body must replenish what has been lost from ejaculation, a process which uses more than double the resources of which is lost through semen). Prolonged masturbation, over a long period of time hurts the body. It affects the endocrine system which causes hormone inbalances... Undoubtly affects growth muscles are weakend through ejaculation. Overtime, the body will become stressed and both physical and mental health will decline. The sad thing is... these effects are all observable, quite clearly to someone who has been addicted to PMO etc. However, health professionals continue to deny that there are any harmful effects, and some will even encourage we do masturbate. Often you'll find people can fool themselves in seeking temporary pleasure, cradled in false security from the lies; Professionals like to make claims like "Masturbation is completely harmless and may even reduce your risk of prostate cancer, if you masturbate more than 6 times a week!" And whilst the risk of prostate cancer could be reduced, it's not exactly outweighing the negatives of masturbating that many times in a week. It isn't going to increase the risk of cancer if someone doesn't masturbate either? So why do they say that at all...? Please let me know what you all think... the truth is infront of us, we just need to believe it.