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Hi I am a 16 year old teenager & I recently bumped into some articles which spoke about masturbation. Having read that I began to name my activities of rubbing and touching myself as masturbation. I was taken aback since I didnt know I was actually doing that. This has been going on for a long time with me & though I've read that its perfectly normal it still freaks me out that I was doing something of a sexual nature (almost since I was nine or ten) This urge to rub myself happens to me quite a bit sometimes even twice a day! I am quite worried. Also I reach a position when I am rubbing myself that I want to stop and my heart rate increases. Is that an orgasm? Is there something I need to worry about?
Please help!!!


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It's very typical -- common for most, actually -- for children, including children far younger than 9 or 10, to masturbate in various ways. Children have a sexuality, too, not just adults or teens: it's a different sexuality than teen or adult sexuality, but a sexuality all the same.

Generally, after orgasm, a person will feel resolved in a certain way: kind of like we feel emotionally or physically after we were hungry before, then got fed. The heart rate does tend to elevate before and during orgasm, but I can't know if you've experienced orgasm or not.

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