If you are the parent of a teenager, you may or may not know whether he or she is masturbating. You may wonder if the time your teen spends alone, behind the closed bathroom door, or during long showers is emotionally and physically healthy. Or you may worry about whether it is possible to masturbate too much or whether your teenager could hurt his or her genitalia.
Now I understand that masturbation is totally normal teenage boy behavior. My question is how often do teens masturbate and should I talk to him about it? Can you please give me some guidance?
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.
However, pointing kids toward the healthy relational versus solo purposes of marital sex is usually the most helpful way to orient your talks. Keep your objectives simple and your references mature and to the point. Your growing children will be comforted and aided by your kind, mature wisdom and gentle direction. Perfect timing may be difficult to establish, but aim to be the initial person from whom they learn about this topic.
Masturbation has long been considered a normal sexual behavior for children, and now the first nationally representative study of the practice finds — er, confirms — that teen boys, more so than girls, do it early and often. Masturbation is no laughing matter, argues lead author Dr. It remains highly stigmatized and receives little serious attention, but her research shows that it can also influence teens in other aspects of sexuality.
Masturbation is a word which polarizes people. On one hand medical, education and some church organizations treat masturbation as normal for guys. On the other hand, some church organizations and counsellors see the results of uncontrolled masturbation and therefore condemn the activity as always being 'bad'.
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