I have come across number of boys whose life was on the brink of devastation because of the false belief that masturbation or wet dreams (nightfall) results in loss of semen and is harmful in the present as well as the future.
Masturbation, a boon is a bane in South East Asian countries. Hasta-maithun, Swapan-maithun, Yoni-maithun, Mukh-maithun aren't all these maithun? It is unfortunate that in the land of the sexopedia, Kamasutra, boys suffer silently due to MYTHS about masturbation (hastamaithun, hand job) and wet dreams (nightfall). A book can be written on the number of ill consequences attributed to masturbation. Sex therapists have better things to do than deal with this obviously silly notion. Don't be shocked if you find that your teenage boy is a prey to this monster myth. Are his grades falling unexpectedly? Has the gregarious teenager become a recluse lately? The reason is though 98 out of 100 boys masturbate, over 70 % boys believe masturbation is 'bacchpan ki galati' and have labeled themselves as addicts. Hopelessly they confess having masturbated in excess and beginning at a very young age. Inconsolable boys would not have to suffer silent pangs if an elder or peer reassured them that masturbation is healthy, normal, natural, useful and a safe sexual outlet. Acharya Vallabhdev in his subhashitavalli sweetly says, "For a cultured boy sex with a woman other than wife is blasphemous. For a cultured boy without a wife, best is the beautiful damsel hand." The allegory used is "prashastha karasundari". Anyone reading this can pass on this bit of knowledge, "masturbation is harmless". Let us not leave teenagers to suffer silently and be exploited by quacks ruthlessly.