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male musterbation causing lack of concentration on school/college educations.  How long it is true?
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I'm not clear on just what your question is, but I'll try to alleviate some of your concerns.

Many people are concerned that ANY activity--not just self-pleasuring--can distract them from studying and concentrating. And yet self-pleasuring is a wonderful, pleasurable activity that many of us turn to often when we're feeling stressed or just out of sorts. It could be that sometimes you don't want to study, and self-pleasuring is much more fun, right?

Many people worry about self-pleasuring because there are so many myths about it. Here are some facts: It’s the surest way to orgasm and the most effective way to learn about our sexual response cycle, as well as the surest way men to learn orgasmic control.  If you feel you come too quickly, the surest way to slow down is to teach yourself a new pattern via self-pleasuring.

Another advantage to self-knowledge: How can you show a partner what you like if you don’t know yourself? We get the message that if you love someone, somehow they’ll miraculously KNOW what feels best for you.  This is a cruel myth and leads to lots of disappointment as well as feelings of inadequacy.

And the #1 Reason for Self-Pleasuring: it’s fun!

Remember that all our scientific data show that the people who take responsibility for their OWN pleasure have the best sex lives and rate themselves as happiest about their sexuality.

Any activity can distract you from school: TV, sports, etc. If you find yourself too distracted from your studies, it's probably because you feel conflicted about school. Maybe you think you're not going to do well, so if you use other activities to avoid studying, you won't have to confront these feelings. You have to examine whether you're using something to keep yourself from studying, and if so, why. Only you can answer that question. Good luck! Dr. J
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