A 47-year-old member asked:
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how come it's excepted for teenage boys to masturbate but not teenage girls?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
Um, it IS...: Not sure who you are talking to or getting information from, but masturbation is a totally normal human activity for both men and women. It is simply a part of life and normal and expected and not a horrible thing or something to be ashamed of. There is no difference in this behavior for men or women other than the mechanics involved.
Answered on Dec 16, 2014
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
That is sexist: Both sexes enjoy masturbation and neither should be more or less acceptable.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Thanks for your courage and truthfulness, Dr. Klauber! There is still much ignorance and fearmongering out there.
Feb 23, 2013

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