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I'm discovering I like it a lot

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is it okay for me to masturbate a few times a day in my bedroom I’m discovering I like it a lot I clean up my mess when I’m done but I feel like I do it too many times a day I still spend lots of time with my friends and family and I get all my homework done but like there’s times when I’m sat there just playing with myself I’m 12 is this normal


Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Alex.     

Thank you for contacting us. We understand that it’s not always easy to share how we’re feeling, or what’s going on for us, but we also know how important it is to talk about it.  

Reaching out to Ask Alex is a huge step forward to looking for help.  

It is okay to ask questions about your body. It is normal to have questions about how your body is changing during puberty and about your sexual health. 

You may find out more information around this area on the HSE website, The Childline website also has articles on puberty which you may find helpful

You can always reach out to Childline if you feel you would like to talk through things a little more. You can contact the Childline Team by phone on 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat on You can start a chat by clicking on the Orange Tab on the right-hand side of your screen. Childline services are free and confidential, and are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.       

We hope that some of the above information is of use. Please keep reaching out and know that there are supports out there that can help you.  

Take care of yourself,  


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