Dear Alice,

I have a comment, rather than a question. I see many questions from young folks who are concerned about masturbation and wonder if it is harmful. I am seventy years old and have masturbated at least once, sometimes two or three times a day, for most of my life, since I was about ten years old. I still do it. I am healthy, happy, have several grown children and grandchildren. Masturbation has been a constant, welcome, warm, and healthful companion. My advice? Enjoy it, and let your body be your guide.

Avid Reader

Dear Avid Reader,

Thank you for your enthusiastic response! Want more information about masturbation? Visit the Go Ask Alice! masturbation archives.


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