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Sex/Masterbating - May 29th 2012, 08:12 AM

I find my self so strongly addicted to sexual acts which could be simply teenage hormones, however I go through times where I won't wanna do anythign for like a week becasue of how much I put into it for so long. like I drain my body out. I guess this isn't so much of a question but is it bad? Is it normal? and should I feel weird about it?
   
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Re: Sex/Masterbating - May 29th 2012, 10:53 AM

Hey there,

This is completely normal at your age. When it comes to sex or masturbating, I always say that if it's taking up a lot of your time (like, an unhealthy amount of time) or you are causing pain to yourself, then it's a problem. Other then that, it's fairly normal. I'd recommend trying to limit it so your libido is more stagnant and you can have fun more frequently without the quiet period. However, it's really preference. It's kind of nice being more in the mood for a while, and taking breaks, makes it more fun. If you think this is becoming a problem, the best thing I'd suggest is just getting more things to do rather than masturbating or having sex. When you want t masturbate, you can do something else. But really, there isn't a norm for how much you "should." As a teenager, it's pretty normal to have these feelings, so don't worry.


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Re: Sex/Masterbating - June 1st 2012, 09:38 AM

As Traci has said, this is completely normal for your age. You're at an age where your hormones are going crazy. Masturbating is actually a very good way of dealing with those feelings, because it's the safest form of sex. And having sex is also perfectly fine so long as you protect yourself.

When you say you don't want to do anything for a week, do you mean masturbating and having sex? Because this is also normal and perfectly fine. It's up to you when you masturbate and how long for. Some people never masturbate, some people do it occasionally, some people do it a lot. You don't need to feel weird about this because it's completely personal. And in the case of sex, if this is relevant to you, so long as both you and your partner(s) are happy with the pattern then it's also fine.

If you are finding that you don't like how much time goes into this, or you want to stop or not do it as much, then try filling your time with other things. Spend time around other people so that you can't do anything.

Otherwise, carry on how you are and stay safe.


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Re: Sex/Masterbating - June 1st 2012, 02:37 PM

I guess as Traci and Hester said, it's normal for someone your age.

But if it's getting to be a problem, then try doing these exercises.

  1. Look or think of a picture of your mom, dad or any relative. It would feel weird masturbating with those images in your head, and will probably control your constant urges.
  2. If your urges still continue, call a friend over or see if your friend is doing anything that allows you to tag along, this works wonders since you will mostly be preoccupied having fun with him/her, and doing outdoor activity.
  3. Again, if your urges still take over, then take a stroll to a public place, if you have an IPod, listen to music. This will help your urges since your in a public place and know that you can't do it there, the music helps even more since you will probably listening to the song, memorizing the lyrics and singing under your breath.
Now, I'm not saying you need to do this EVERY day. Only when you feel that you have done it too many times. Masturbating a Couple days out of the week is fine and perfectly normal for all teens, but if you find yourself doing it more frequently and wish to stop, then it's time to try to exercises.


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Re: Sex/Masterbating - June 2nd 2012, 05:26 PM

It's completely normal for someone your age, so don't be worried. If masturbation/sex is starting to get in the way of your daily life, that's when it becomes a problem. But, if it hasn't reached that point yet, it's perfectly fine. If you personally feel like you are spending too much time doing this, find something else to take its place. When you feel like masturbating, you can do the other activity instead.

Also, remember that the amount of time you spend masturbating/having sex is strictly preference. If you go through periods where you don't feel like doing it at all, that's perfectly fine. Some people tend to spread out their sexual activity, where others just go with it when it comes. It's really a matter of what you like.

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