Rumors abound online about a boy who masturbated 42 times in one night and how it killed him. IS THIS REALLY TRUE? Can too much masturbation cause death? Why aren’t more single adults dead? Let’s look at the facts in this very serious rumor spreading it’s way along the information highway.

 

Here is the story as it’s being quoted from news source to news source.

Tragedy struck the inhabitants of Rubiataba, in the interior of Goiás. A 16 year old teenager died after masturbating 42 times non-stop. According to testimony (Doesn’t say from who, presumably the mother) he started around midnight and spent all night masturbating continuously. He would ‘finish’ one and start the next.

The mother’s minor was worried about his urge to masturbate – “He did it hour after hour, I had already scheduled an appointment with a doctor”, she said.

On his school his mates paid his respects. A girl in his class, though, speaking to G17, said he often asked her to share webcam at midnight (Now, why would she do that…).

The teenager’s computer had around 17 million videos and 600 million erotic pictures.

Is this rumor true? I’m not convinced.

  • The lack of actual photo of the boy in question.
  • The fact that no original post can be found.
  • The masturbation count? How did they keep track? With used tube socks?
  •  The pure absurdity of a mother commenting on her son’s masturbation practices to THE PRESS.

It all smells pretty fake.

Can someone actually die from sex or self pleasure?

Masturbation alone cannot kill you. Male adolescents are often very active in self pleasure and if it was that easy to kill yourself, there would be a rash of deaths all the time with teenage boys.

That being said…if there is a pre-existing condition, things can go wrong.

If this story is real, which is a BIG if. He would have to have some sort of heart condition or electrolyte imbalance in order for him to die, even then it wouldn’t be from the masturbation, just the physical exertion. The kid could have just as easily dropped dead on a soccer field or a basketball court.

Bottom line, masturbation is one of the safest forms of sex. You won’t go blind, grow hair on your palms and you certainly won’t die. Click here for some more masturbation myths that are debunked.

Keep loving yourselves!