Back to Sexual health. Masturbation is completely normal and extremely common. People of all ages masturbate and it's often the first sexual experience they have.
We've already given you a guide for how to masturbate if you have a vagina. But what if you have a penis? Here's your guide for that, too — and yes, there actually is a lot to learn.
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Got questions about masturbation? Well, no one can blame you for not wanting to run to your parents or teachers about it. Never fear - there's a good chance you'll find the answer you're looking for on this page.
I asked my mother, what is masturbation? Parents and children sometimes bring their questions and concerns to the pediatrician, but there is surprisingly little guidance or information available in the pediatric literature. And in an informal survey of pediatric colleagues, there seems to be a lot of variation in whether doctors bring up the subject.
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Part of the difficulty may be the need to acknowledge that children are sexual beings. The misunderstandings and secrecy about masturbation add to parent and child discomfort. By definition, masturbation is self-stimulation of the genitals.
Talking to your teen about masturbation can feel awkward, and it's likely that you're dreading it. Chances are, your teen isn't too excited to talk about it either. While it won't be easy, talking to your teen will ensure they have the facts about masturbation and will show them that you're open to talking about the tough topics.