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1. How are orgasms possible in someone who hasn't hit puberty?

2. What vaginal infections can occur without sexual contact, and can you describe them?

They read like textbook questions, I know. [Roll Eyes]


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bodies are capable of sexual pleasure from infancy, that's part of the reason babies and toddlers tend to touch themselves. It still feels good to them and their brains know that. Now, they don't think of sex or any sort of thing like how older children, teens, and adults think. They just know it feels good to touch there and I imagine a child who hasn't hit puberty still knows that too. So, just because children don't really think of sex per se, doesn't mean their bodies aren't capable of pleasure and orgasm. That isn't an excuse for people who abuse children of course, it's just bodies for the most part don't change amazingly much in function from puberty. It's mainly the maturity and activation of the extra functions needed for reproduction, such as the ability for girls to get pregnant, the ability of boys to get them pregnant, and the drive to have sex with another person; and adult survival, like height, muscle growth and brain development.

the main vaginal infections that I know of are yeast infections, which you can get from wearing pants or underwear that don't breathe enough. Pants that are too tight or made from materials that don't allow your nether regions to have air and allow moisture out and underwear that isn't mainly cotton, will make great conditions for that. That's the main thing I'm aware of, though I'm sure there are. I suppose you could get almost anything down there without sexual contact if you come into contact with the germ for it on something you touch.

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