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Old 08-13-2003, 11:25 AM   #1
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I first masturbated when I was 18. i.e that was my first orgasm, I only had wet dreams up to then. And it was really voluntary masturbaion either, I didn't make a conscious descision to masturbate - my body just seem to get into the mode while I was in bed. It's only in recent years when I hear stories about boys masturbating at the age of 12 that I realise how late I was. Is this abnormal?

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Old 08-13-2003, 11:45 AM   #2
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Why would it be abnormal? You don't HAVE to masturbate as a teen, adult or ever. People just do because it feels good.

Old 08-13-2003, 04:47 PM   #3
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There is no time frame for when you become sexually self explorative or curious. I have a friend of a mine who SUPPOSEDLY started masturbating at 21-22. I have another friend of mine who SUPPOSEDLY started at about 7-8. Textbooks say it starts around puberty (11-12 yrs old), but I think its all individual. I started at 13.
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:41 AM   #4
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It's not abnormal at all. Its perfectly normal to never masturbate, if that's what you choose.

I will say that it is rare for males not to masturbate though. But rare does not mean abnormal.

I would estimate 98% of all males from their teens or older masturbate. I started at about age 11. Masturbation is much less common before puberty.

Old 10-28-2003, 01:50 AM   #5
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Some people masturbate before puberty, Some never at all and have wet dreams. But it's not abnormal, peoples' rate of physical exploration is different with each person

Old 10-28-2003, 10:28 AM   #6
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Every kid explores their body, but some kids only explore and then go do something else! I didn't masturbate myself to orgasm until I was 19. I had already been very sexually active at that point. I just never bothered to masturbate (and I have no idea why). Once I started I made it a daily ritual for a while. Making up for lost time, I suppose.

Old 10-28-2003, 01:35 PM   #7
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There's NOTHING wrong with you. You're perfectly normal. Every other person takes a different time to explore their body and to try new things. I never had a wet dream before and that doesn't make me abnormal!! Enjoy!
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:04 PM   #8
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Your perfectly fine as the other posts have said.

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