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Is it okay to feel sexually aroused?

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is it okay to feel sexually aroused


Hi there, welcome to Ask Alex.   

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

You are wondering if it’s okay to feel sexually aroused. It is completely normal and something that every young person experiences. During puberty, the body goes through a series of hormonal and physical changes which prepare us for adulthood and, particularly, sexual maturity. 

As you continue to grow and notice the different changes in your body, you will have more questions. Do you have a trusted adult such as an older sibling, uncle, aunt, parents, or teacher that you would feel comfortable talking to about the changes your body may be going through and the feelings you may be experiencing? It may feel embarrassing talking about these types of things, but you do have the right to information and support. You might find these articles helpful too: and  

Sometimes, it can feel a bit awkward talking to people from your daily life about these topics, but Childline is always here to listen to you and we would never judge anything you say. We have our online chat services at, or our phone service on 1800 66 66 66. Childline services are free and confidential, and are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.  We would be delighted to hear from you.    

Thank you for reaching out to us.   

Take care,     


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