When did you experience sexual arousal for the first time?

When did you experience sexual arousal for the first time?
Feel free to also answer these other polls in my series about sexual arousal:
Compared to arousal when you're NOT going to have sexual relations, how pleasurable is arousal when you ARE about to have sexual relations?
Compared to the pleasure derived from orgasm, how pleasurable is sexual arousal?
During sexual arousal, how many different parts of your body experience pleasurable sensations?
Which is more pleasurable: getting wet or experiencing genital engorgement?
age 5 or below
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age 6 to 9
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age 10 to 12
Vote C
age 13 to 14
Vote D
age 15 to 19
Vote E
20 or older
Vote F
I've never experienced sexual arousal
Vote G
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  • When I tried to recall, when did I experience sexual arousal for the first time? I get confused. It was perhaps around my age of 10 or 11, much before my periods start; I was not knowing anything about sexual pleasure or sex.
    The sexuality of young people is a continuous fascination to the popular imagination. The fascination contains a mixture of anxiety and nostalgia that clouds the self-evident observation that each adult – over a sexual lifetime spanning 50 years or more – extends the sexual adolescent that emerged with puberty. However, connecting the sexuality of early adolescence with elements of adult sexuality is difficult. The sexuality of adolescents is not only seen as immature, but as being qualitatively distinct from the sexuality of adults. Exploration of the motivational and functional components of sexuality critical to understanding of adult sexuality – sexual desire, sexual arousal, and sexual function – is almost entirely missing.
    Much of psychological, medical, and epidemiological observations cleanly demarcate adolescent and adult sexuality, with many elements of sexual experience assumed to be inappropriate for adolescents and preserved for adults. The broad social, cultural, and religious investments in the meanings of words like ‘virgin’ is an example of this perspective. Because sexuality is seen as a domain requiring adult maturity to experience and express, adolescent sexuality is portrayed – even in ostensibly objective research – as tentative, experimental, confused, inept, and innately dangerous.
    Essential elements of adult sexuality are identifiable in early adolescence and are relatively continuous through the sexual lifespan. Key elements of sexual anatomy are fixed during puberty. The hormonal underpinnings of sexuality also remain relatively intact from puberty through late adulthood. Although the subjective interpretations of the experiences of sexuality almost certainly change over the life-course, physiologic components such as sexual arousal and orgasm do not. Four domains of the sexual response cycle – sexual desire, sexual arousal, sexual function, and sexual behaviors are well-developed in adult sexuality, but all of them are missing something in preadolescence or puberty sexual arousal and so it is very difficult to identify or find out when the first sexual arousal was.

  • I think I was around 12. It was with a shower head. :D

    • Did you start taking longers showers? lol

    • I always wondered why my sister took 30 min showers

Most Helpful Guys

  • First of all i want to thank u for asking this question because its something i have never really considered... And i can't know for sure but i do believe it was when i was around 4 or 5 ish and i had a dream about some dark haired and even sort of creepy. Scary like lady with pale skin who was really hot. And i woke up with a boner... I was in nap time at pre school and classical music was playing.. Lol that memory is ingrained in my mind because i was frightened and aroused at the same time and i had no idea what was happening.

    • Ugh... a sexual dream in public. I take naps regularly in the university library; thanks for making me worried I might someday have an erotic dream in public 😂 I don't know how my body behaves during an erotic dream so I hope it wouldn't be noticeable to others

    • Lol dont worry worst case scenario is u wake up with your hands down ur oants and people are looking at u weird. you could still recover from it lol. Id just say sry my balls or cooch was itching and scamper off lmfao 😂😂💀💁

  • At 11 and 12, a gal pal and I used to get naked and play doctor at her house after school. We were completely un-sexualized. The first year, it was just fun and naughty. The second, I started getting boners and just thought I just had to pee. I felt some excitement... some stirring but didn't know what it was.

    • That’s exactly how I felt. I was in the theater getting a handjob and I kept leaving to go pee. By the 2nd or third time no pee was coming out. I couldn’t figure it out lol

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  • I would guess maybe about 10 when I started noticing erections, etc.

  • I was about 12 maybe 13. My first time making out, it wasn't pleasant but I was young so I didn't care

  • Between 12 and 13.

  • I think I was 11-12 years

    • I enjoy what you share. Thank you. I was the same age. It happened in the school gym. As I climbed the ropes, I could feel these beautiful sensations, getting nicer and nicer! That was the first time I was aroused and the first time I had an orgasm

  • I just laid in bed and palpitated my penis with two hands
    i loved the feeling and i throbbed and it was wonderful
    i played with myself the most from 11 years old and on
    i played with myself in Grade 5 no one was around and
    i finished off in the bathroom.

  • I was 11 or 12 fully infatued by that guy.

  • I don't know when i was little i couldnt get erections but when i humped the bed it felt good
    when i was about 11 i realized thinking of women while doing this felt even better then when i was 12 i started getting erections and 13 i came for 1st time
    starting masturbating with hand to porn at 16 best feeling ever

  • I actually don't remember

  • I think at 11 or 12

  • I remember masturbating before I knew what it was, and long before I could actually cum

  • It was like 13 or 14 in middle school. Back then thongs weren’t common but rather fullback panties along with low rise jeans. When ever the girls would sit at her desk I could clearly see her panties rising above her jeans in the back. I saw mostly basic “hanes her way” white panties that came in a pack.

    from then I got turned on seeing a girls panties showing on accident especially if their basic underwear.

  • I remember exactly it was June 26th, 1996 Im from Canada... Atlanta Olympics.. it was the 100 Meter Dash.. and Donovan Bailey won.. I was with my girlfriend at that time... we were messing around for hours... and then she pulled out a condom... she got on top... and like a few minutes... later it was done... i was 15.. it was awkward... but I have no regrets

  • I don't remember

    • I should've included an option for that, dang it!

  • my brother's freinds sister gave me a boner at aa bible study retreat. Not joking. I masterbated to her my first time. She liked me too. I never tried anything because my brother had it bad for her. He actually dated her two years. Glad we didn't try anything. i was 10 she was 9 she grabbed my hard dick when she saw. I said no. Brother still owes me one.

  • Who the h*** experiences it at age 5 or below? lol
    Probably D for me.

  • I was 11, after sleeping naked I ended up humping my pillow in the morning.

  • Don't remember

  • Probably in a dream

  • 12. I was extremely satisfied :)

  • It's actually very embarrassing...

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