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What should I know about masturbation?

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Most teens don't want to talk about masturbation. Even though it might feel embarrassing to talk about it, many teens do it. In fact, more than half of 14-year-old boys admit they've masturbated. That means at least one out of every two of your guy friends has done it -- even if they won't admit to it. About half of the girls in your class are doing it, too.

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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