Masturbating at 19

I am a 19-year-old boy who has been masturbating for some time. I would  like to know if this habit will affect me in future.

Smith (by SMS)

 

Due to some emotional and physiological changes that those in your age bracket go through, it is not unusual for teenagers, especially males to masturbate at one point or the other. However long periods of masturbation especially when it replaces normal sex has always led to some complications in both the emotional and sexual lives of these people. It is therefore, advisable for you to stop the habit as soon as possible. Some of the ways to do this is to stop fantasizing about sex and rather, develop a cordial relationship with members of the opposite sex as well as avoiding the consumption of sexually explicit material, whether by print or internet.