I am a virgin, but I have been exploring with masturbation. A few days ago, I masturbated a lot in one day and I noticed my labia (lips) were swollen? Did I masturbate too much? Why does this happen?

Updated 24 February 2021 under Ask Us.

  Masturbation is the practice of touching or rubbing your genitals. It’s a completely normal and healthy practice that typically starts after someone starts puberty. Masturbation should be done with […]

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Is it normal to feel ashamed after masturbating? I tried to finger myself and it really hurt. When I pulled out my hands, there was a lot of blood. Did I hurt myself? I feel very ashamed.

Updated 11 November 2020 under Ask Us.

First, what is masturbation? Masturbation is when a person touches or rubs their genitals. It’s completely normal for both men and women to masturbate. There is a stigma around masturbation, […]

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I use a bottle and pen to masturbate. Am I still a virgin?

Updated 12 May 2020 under Ask Us.

Good question.  There isn’t a medical definition of a “virgin” or virginity.  The term is used differently by different people and may relate to cultural or religious beliefs or the meaning of “having […]

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My vagina is itchy, dry and it burns sometimes. I’m a virgin and masturbate so I’m wondering if I could have an STD?

Updated 23 December 2019 under Ask Us.

Great question, thank you. It is unlikely that you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) if you have not had sex. Sexually transmitted infections can only be shared by having […]

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Is it harmful to masturbate every day?

Updated 25 March 2019 under Ask Us.

Not at all. In fact, there are many positive benefits to masturbating including it’s a great way to relieve stress.  Medical experts agree that masturbation is safe, helps a person feel comfortable […]

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If I stick a hair brush handle in my vagina will I still be a virgin?

Updated 12 December 2017 under Ask Us.

Most people would say that a person is a virgin until they have sexual intercourse with another person. However, depending on your cultural and religious beliefs losing your virginity may […]

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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!

Updated 22 August 2017 under Ask Us.

You 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 […]

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Every time I masturbate, I get my period but it’s not like my real menstruation. I’ve never inserted any object into my vagina, and I’m a virgin. My doctor said my hormones are not stable. Can masturbation increase hormones and actually affect my menstrual cycle?

Updated 5 May 2017 under Ask Us.

Many young people masturbate to learn about their body, explore what they find sexually satisfying, and even relieve stress. This it totally normal! However, masturbating cannot cause you to have […]

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My gynecologist just recently put me on progesterone to see if it would induce my period. I have shamefully masturbated a few times while I have been taking this prescribed medication. Will this have negative effects on my body?

Updated 19 September 2016 under Ask Us.

Masturbation is very common and a normal part of growing up. Most people realize that masturbation is a natural way of exploring your body and should not be thought of […]

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Could I get an infection from masturbating?

Updated 6 September 2016 under Ask Us.

It’s unlikely that you would get a vaginal infection from masturbating. It is possible to have “irritation” of your vagina if you have an allergic reaction to something that is […]

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