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is sticking your finger up you vulva/vagina and feeling your clitoris considered masterbation? in your opinion will you loose your virginity?

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Yes, touching your genitals for pleasure is considered masturbation.

And virginity is a social concept, not a medical condition, so that's up for you to decide. In general, though, most people associate virginity with partnered sexual activity.

Check out our article on masturbation for more information: Is Masturbation Okay?

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I remember being confused about what masturbation was back in fifth or sixth grade. I used to touch my penis now and then, just cause it was there, and I wondered if that was masturbation. In my opinion NOW, looking back on it, it wasn't, because I had no sexual or pleasurable intent to my touching. It was just like fiddling with any other body part- earlobe or toe or whatever. Then one day I discovered that it felt good in a different way - a way that would eventually lead to orgasm. That's when (by my definition) I started masturbating.

So it depends why you're touching yourself.

BUT, it really doesn't matter whether you call it masturbation or not, because mastubation is fantastic and so is not masturbating. It's a personal thing, and the taste for it and even understanding of it is just as personal.

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I would say that yes it qualifies as masturbation, but I don't think masturbation as wrong, nor do I think it makes someone not a virgin, however "virginity" is a concept. I know someone that wouldn't use tampons becuase she didn't want to lose her virginity. To her it made sense. I thought it was kind of silly. As a society though I think the widely agreed upon definition is someone that hasn't had sexual intercourse with another person. Anyone I know that masturbates but has never had sex qualifies as a virgin in my book. Some people think that if the hymen is broken, it means someone is not a virgin, and that's probably why my one friend wouldn't use tampons. However, there are a lot of reasons that are not sexual that your hymen could be broken. My little sister actually slipped in her bedroom after coming out of the shower wearing only a towel, and fell onto a radio antennae which... I don't need to go into more detail, you can imagine what happened. She was ok, but I'm sure it broke her hymen. She still calls herself a virgin and so does everyone else.
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