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What should I do if I have questions about masturbation?

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It can be hard to talk about masturbation. You may be embarrassed to ask your parents or even your friends about it.

Talk to a doctor or health counselor you trust. Their job is to talk to patients honestly about their bodies. They can answer any questions you may have about masturbation.

From: Masturbation FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Robbins, C. , August 2011. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

University of Illinois McKinley Health Center: "Masturbation: Questions and Answers."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Masturbation."

Rakel, R. Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Textbook of Family Medicine, 8th ed.

Planned Parenthood: "Masturbation."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

SOURCES:

Robbins, C. , August 2011. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

University of Illinois McKinley Health Center: "Masturbation: Questions and Answers."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Masturbation."

Rakel, R. Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Textbook of Family Medicine, 8th ed.

Planned Parenthood: "Masturbation."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 22, 2017

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