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I am a teenage girl and recently I saw this thing that said on average, women masturbate 4.7 times a month.
I masturbate 1 time about everyday, which is a lot more than average. Am I messed up/addicted?
I do not constantly think about it, and once I do it once I'm pretty much done. I'm pretty hormonal, and it destresses me. Should I stop? Am I weird?

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Do you happen to have a link to what you were looking at? I ask because so often, something listed as "average" often isn't, it's just average for a very small group in very specific conditions (like by age or a given location, etc.).

But even when an average is really average, average doesn't mean normal, it's just a mathematical mean where there are always going to be a LOT of people both above and below it.

As well, I don't know what you mean by being "hormonal," but our desire for any kind of sex, including masturbation, is about much, much more than sex hormones or other kinds of neurochemicals. Those things are actually smaller influences than some other common factors.

So, here's what you need to know: people's sex and masturbation frequency varies a lot, both from person to person, and then, over a lifetime for any one person. What you just need to figure out is if how often you're masturbating feels right to you. If you feel good about it and it's not keeping you from other things you want and need to do in your life, then no worries.

How do you feel about it?

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I think it really does depend on how old you are and where you are at in life. I remember being 10 yrs old and masturbating maybe twice a week. I am now 23 and I masturbate, on average, maybe once or twice every other month. It doesn't appeal all that much to me but it depends on what's going, what time it's at and how old you're definitely not weird hun, but if it becomes too much so that you are planning times working around your life to be alone with yourself to masturbate, then I would call that an addiction. If you think it is too much, then it may just be too much but if you feel okay about it, then it can't be so bad as long as it's not interfereing with the rest of your life.

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i used to masturbate like once or twice a month.lately its been everyday or every 2nd day .i think people just go through phases,theres nothing wrong with it unless it starts getting in the way of stuff . Im a teen girl too . So ur not the only one .
Theres alot a guilt round it for us girls when there shouldnt be. Knowing your body is a good thing [Smile] But yeah i feel kinda weird bout it too just coz girls dont talk bout it.

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This area of the boards is for volunteer and staff replies only. We'll see you around the rest of the boards!

Hey folks, my name is Andrew and I was a mod here for awhile a couple years ago. I'll be here for a couple weeks while Heather is out and the site is even more short-staffed than usual

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