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Can girls get them too

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Can girls get erections like boys can? 

Answer

Hiya,  

Thanks for reaching out to us here at Ask Alex. 

It is completely normal to have questions about sex; adolescence is time where lots of changes happen in the body, both inside and outside.  It is okay to look for guidance and information on this and Ask Alex is here to provide a space for you to ask these types of questions without judgement.  

Just like boys, girls can get erections too. The HSE have a website called www.sexualwellbeing.ie that may have some topics of interest for you. This article talks about how sexual arousal can look and feel in your body www.sexualwellbeing.ie/sexual-health/sexual-function/sexual-function/ 

As you move through puberty, you will notice different changes and have may have more questions. It might feel awkward having these conversations with people you know, but you have a right to accurate information and support. We all go through similar changes growing up so you should never be afraid to ask a question.  

Childline are available 24/7. You can phone our freephone service on  1800 66 66 66 or chat with us through our webchat service, by clicking on the purple Messenger circle at www.childline.ie. 

Thanks for getting in touch with us and thanks for your question. 

Alex 

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