Decades of masturbation enthusiasm

Originally Published: March 22, 1996 - Last Updated / Reviewed On: July 9, 1998
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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,

Alice couldn't have said it better!