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what is masturbation


Hey there! welcome to Ask Alex,

Thanks for reaching out with your question. It’s totally okay to wonder about things like this, and it’s brave of you to ask. Masturbation is something that many people do, especially as they start to explore their bodies and their feelings. It’s when you touch yourself in a way that feels good, often in your private areas.

It’s completely normal and natural to be curious about your body and how it feels. But remember, it’s also important to do it in a safe and private way, respecting your own boundaries and privacy. You might feel a bit awkward or unsure about it, and that’s ok too. Just know that you’re never alone if you have questions. There are people who care about you and want to help, like the Childline team. You might find this article from the Childline website helpful

If you ever have more questions or just need someone to talk to, you can always reach out to Childline. We’re available 24/7, every day of the year, whether you want to call us at 1800 66 66 66 or chat with us onlineĀ  through Live Chat at we’re here to support you and explore your options with you, no matter what you’re going through. You’re not alone, and it’s good to ask for help when you need it.

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