Should Adolescents Be Encouraged to Masturbate or No?

So, yea, I'm a teenage girl and I fess up to having experimented with myself. I'm not the only one. That isn't to say I'm joining the bandwagon or anything, I'm just saying that it's enjoyable. But to the adults, and teens too I guess, on here, should it be punishable or should it be condoned? Why?
Teens shouldn't masturbate and here's why...
Vote A
Teens should masturbate and here's why...
Vote B
I don't care what horny teens do with themselves as long as it's kept private.
Vote C
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Most Helpful Guys

  • There's nothing physically or mentally damaging to it, so I don't see why it should be wrong. It's a great way to explore and learn more about your body, as every body is unique and you can learn so much from books. Plus, of course, it's enjoyable, so why not. I'm personally really curious about the judgment you receive about it and how it affects your perception on it, as you clearly felt the need to ask this question. Can you follow me so we can talk about it?

  • Sex is natural and healthy. All teens should be taught what sex is and every aspect about it including masturbation.
    Masturbating is an amazing activity that you can do solo and has so many advantages. I think teens should be encouraged, most do it anyway so may as well teach em to do it safe and properly.

Most Helpful Girls

  • Umm. Encouraged? By who your parents?

    I don't think it's something that should be encouraged that would be pretty awkward.

    Mom: did you have your daily masturbation session today?

    Child: No I forgot😔

    Mom: Get in there and rub one out right now young lady😡

    But they should not punish you for exploring your body.

  • I don’t think encouragement is the right word. I do think taking the stigma off it and not making it sound like some abhorrent thing would be go. Also explaining what is safe would be a good thing.

    • Thanks for MHO

  • There’s nothing wrong with it. I masturbated all the time when I was a teen. Frankly, it burned off a lot of my horniness and kept me from experimenting with guys more than I did.

    • Thanks girl 😊

  • It's totally natural to masturbate and in some cases can even keep the teens away from wanting to have sex. I think that it should be taught to kids and then left up to them

    • I would've put yours as the most helpful opinion, but I want others to find different main views of opinion when (if) they find this question.

  • I would say masturbate whwn you want to, but wait for sex until you're legal in your country.

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  • I don't think anyone should be encouraged or discouraged from doing something that should be private. It's no one's business. If you wanna rub one out 8 times a day, go for it. That's between you and your forearm and I guess sheets if you're messy.

  • Teens should masturbate. It's a healthy way to release sexual tension without the risks associated with intercourse, as well as a good way to find out what works and doesn't work for them and to explore themselves sexually.

  • It certainly should not be punished. Condone means to accept or allow, which seems the best way to go.

  • Everybody goes through the whole "discovery" process, finding out what makes you tick and so on. No harm at all.

  • I voted C. Masturbation is just an activity that people may or may not choose to do. It doesn't affect anything. It's like having a hobby, it's a private activity.

  • I mean I don't think we need to "encourage" it per se, but just let them do what the please with their own bodies, so long as it's in private

  • i don't think they need that. they'll do it anyway. i know that xD i was an adolescent before... i think it needs to be normalized and not seen as a perversion or something horribly bad.

  • I think they should! Masturbation is a way to get aquatinted with your body, and find out what makes you squirm, and get happy... Which is helpful information for a Lover in the future! Plus, fapping is cute.

  • Teens masturbate secretly or openly, it is natural. We can't control them neither should we inculcate guilty feelings in their minds.

  • I wouldn't go as far as saying encourage but definitely no one should discourage it. It's natural, it's healthy and the idea that you shouldn't comes from outdated religious practices when there's no real reason you shouldn't.

  • Sexual exploration is apart of human life to punish someone for being human is inhuman. I won't do that and shouldn't be done.

  • No it shouldn't be encouraged, it's a complete waste of time. Masturbation is for adults going through break ups, ideally, don't get addicted at a young age.

    Furthermore, nobody of your age should be posting on this topic on the internet , especially on a site with accounts where people can (and will) message you. You'd do well to delete this account asap.

    • What makes you say it's for adults going through break-ups?

    • Well that's one time that it would be a good idea because they got used to sex but then had it abruptly cut off, so to control their urge to go out and find another partner immediately, which would be psychologically unhealthy, they would do better to just handle it themselves.

  • Masturbation brings control and leads to better descisions

  • Not especially encouraged but told its perfectly natural and its nothing to feel remotely guilty about.

  • Everyone masturbates, no one cares

  • It’s normal and natural. Enjoy

  • It's totally natural, healthy, and a good way to know what we like. Everyone does it, is a normal thing.

  • Teen boys shouldn't masturbate and waste precious semen energy.

  • Every teenager is going to masturbate. Girls and boys. They should be taught to keep it private though