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What is wrong with me?

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Hello, Yesterday I found a good reading position where I just put a pillow under me for support, and it felt good in my private part so i kept moving it back and forth. it felt really embarrasing tho and today i tried again, this time with just underwear. What is wrong with me???


Hi there, 

Thank you so much for reaching out to us with what is on your mind. You have said that you were reading and you put a pillow beneath you and it felt good in your private part. You are wondering what is wrong with you as you tried it again. It is important to know that there is nothing wrong with you, it is normal to try something again if it felt good the first time, but it sounds like you are trying to understand maybe why it felt good. 

You don’t have anything to be embarrassed about, it is completely normal to be curious about our bodies. Exploring and touching yourself in your private part, whether that is your vagina or penis is often refered to as masturbation. Masturbation is a natural part of discovering your body and what feels good to you. You may find this article helpful

We know this might be awkward to talk about with someone but it is important to feel safe in asking any questions you do have. If you are not ready to talk to someone you know just yet, you are always welcome to chat with Childline through our webchat service, by clicking on the purple Messenger circle at our free phone service is 1800 66 66 66. Our non-judgemental, anonymous, supportive listening service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Remember, there are always people who care about you and want to support you.  

Take care of yourself, and reach out to those who can provide the support you need 


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