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Frequency of nocturnal emissions and masturbation habits among virgin male religious teenagers.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES

Although nocturnal emission (NE) is an integral part of normal sexual function of males, little information has been documented in the literature. We aimed to assess masturbation habits and frequency of NE among virgin male religious Muslim teenagers.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

A questionnaire was administered to students staying in a religious dormitory or attending a religion course. Data of 113 male-respondents including demographic characteristics, masturbation habits and frequency of NE were collected.

RESULTS

The mean age of students was 15.88±1.47 (range: 13-20) years. Of the students, 46(41.4%) reported that they never masturbated and 19 (17.3%) never experienced NEs. NE frequency was not correlated with age (p=0.092). Having NEs was not related to the time since last masturbation either (p=0.479). Subjects watching TV more than 3h/day had more NEs than the ones watching less (p=0.006). Of the subjects 13.6%, 12.6% and 67% believed that masturbation is halal, permissible and forbidden by religion, respectively whereas these rates were 59.1%, 20.4% and 7.5% for NE.

CONCLUSIONS

Although masturbation and NE are frequent among virgin male religious Muslim teenagers, a significant proportion of young men believe that only masturbation, but not NE, is forbidden by religion. Watching TV seems to be associated with the frequency of NEs. Further studies are required to elicit the factors affecting frequency of NEs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Urology, The Ministry of Health, University of Health Sciences, Van Education & Research Hospital, Van, Turkey. Electronic address: dr_abdullahgul@homail.com.Department of Urology, The Ministry of Health, University of Health Sciences, Bagcilar Training & Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.Department of Urology, The Ministry of Health, University of Health Sciences, Bagcilar Training & Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30606622

Citation

Gul, Abdullah, et al. "Frequency of Nocturnal Emissions and Masturbation Habits Among Virgin Male Religious Teenagers." Revista Internacional De Andrologia, 2018.
Gul A, Yuruk E, Serefoglu EC. Frequency of nocturnal emissions and masturbation habits among virgin male religious teenagers. Rev Int Androl. 2018.
Gul, A., Yuruk, E., & Serefoglu, E. C. (2018). Frequency of nocturnal emissions and masturbation habits among virgin male religious teenagers. Revista Internacional De Andrologia, doi:10.1016/j.androl.2018.08.002.
Gul A, Yuruk E, Serefoglu EC. Frequency of Nocturnal Emissions and Masturbation Habits Among Virgin Male Religious Teenagers. Rev Int Androl. 2018 Dec 31; PubMed PMID: 30606622.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Frequency of nocturnal emissions and masturbation habits among virgin male religious teenagers. AU - Gul,Abdullah, AU - Yuruk,Emrah, AU - Serefoglu,Ege Can, Y1 - 2018/12/31/ PY - 2018/01/04/received PY - 2018/07/28/revised PY - 2018/08/13/accepted PY - 2019/1/5/entrez KW - Ejaculation KW - Emisiones nocturnas KW - Epidemiology KW - Epidemiología KW - Eyaculación KW - Masturbación KW - Masturbation KW - Nocturnal emissions KW - Sueños húmedos KW - Wet dreams JF - Revista internacional de andrologia JO - Rev Int Androl N2 - INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Although nocturnal emission (NE) is an integral part of normal sexual function of males, little information has been documented in the literature. We aimed to assess masturbation habits and frequency of NE among virgin male religious Muslim teenagers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was administered to students staying in a religious dormitory or attending a religion course. Data of 113 male-respondents including demographic characteristics, masturbation habits and frequency of NE were collected. RESULTS: The mean age of students was 15.88±1.47 (range: 13-20) years. Of the students, 46(41.4%) reported that they never masturbated and 19 (17.3%) never experienced NEs. NE frequency was not correlated with age (p=0.092). Having NEs was not related to the time since last masturbation either (p=0.479). Subjects watching TV more than 3h/day had more NEs than the ones watching less (p=0.006). Of the subjects 13.6%, 12.6% and 67% believed that masturbation is halal, permissible and forbidden by religion, respectively whereas these rates were 59.1%, 20.4% and 7.5% for NE. CONCLUSIONS: Although masturbation and NE are frequent among virgin male religious Muslim teenagers, a significant proportion of young men believe that only masturbation, but not NE, is forbidden by religion. Watching TV seems to be associated with the frequency of NEs. Further studies are required to elicit the factors affecting frequency of NEs. SN - 1698-0409 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30606622/Frequency_of_nocturnal_emissions_and_masturbation_habits_among_virgin_male_religious_teenagers L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1698-031X(18)30081-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -