Why do I feel such guilt about masturbating? My religion doesn’t prevent me from doing it, my mom has even said it is normal, and I want to really badly but I know I will feel horrible if I do! Please help!

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unzipped jeansYou may want to get to know your body from the freckles on your face to how it feels when you touch your genitals. Begin by noticing different parts of your body, such as your skin, your feet, legs, hands, arms and gradually become familiar with your genitals (vulva, vagina, anus). You can use a mirror to “look” at your body parts that you can’t see. Notice the sensation you feel when you touch different body parts, for example in the shower or tub. With time you will likely feel more comfortable touching your body and experiencing sexual pleasure.