Why does everyone start masterbating and exploring their body so young?

I started that stuff at like 16-17. My boyfriend was pretty young too. Like 8. But my best friend he started at like 15. I'm hearing from people they started as young as 2. Like what the hell. People are a lot more addicted to sex then I thought, and they put it so high in the list of importance it doesn't make sense. Like withholding sex is a relationship is abuse? Really?
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  • Everyone is different. I was abused as a toddler and throughout my child hood so I don't think you can go by my experience. Also masturbating isn't necessarily a purely sexual thing since many children do this before puberty. A nice massage feels good at any age. Getting massaged on any body part can feel good. Children of a very young age often masturbate simply because they were touching themselves randomly one day and discovered that part of their body felt particularly nice to touch so they continued to do so. to a young child it could seem like nothing more than a pleasant massage to that part of the body. It does not mean they are turned on from doing so and usually they don't think of it in sexual terms. As they get older they begin to associate it with a sexual experience and realize that dong so can lead to an orgasm. I masturbated at probably around five years of age because it felt good but I learned this from a girl who was ten years older than me and baby sitting me. She tickled me there and it felt good and she asked me to tickle her back and considering how good it felt I didn't object and this continued. Yes this constituted abusing me but I didn't know it at the time and this is how I discovered that being touched there can feel good. Sometimes when a child that young is masturbating it is because someone older did it to them. So be aware of that.

    To me it didn't become sexual until my hormones kicked in around the age of 12. At that point it was like a switch turned on and I finally understood why people were sexually abusing me. I don't view it as right but I understood it. I probably would not have started until 14 or 15 were it not for the abuse.

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  • Even babies can find out that certain touching down there feels good and will touch themselves a lot. The are not having orgasms or anything close, but it does feel good, so they continue. By the time kids get into high school they are dating, and "petting" becomes popular. And when they find out how good those parts feel when someone else plays with them, they make a poing of exploring themselves and trying for even more enjoyment. If you are not masturbating by age 13 or 14, you are far behind the curve. If a parent tries to forbid it, that will have the same reaction as other things parents say: the kids consider that an incentive to do it more.

    • Wtf is petting? I didn't start till like 16. Because there's more important things, and just because something feels good doesn't necessarily mean it is good

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  • It is called biology.
    It gets even more interesting when you study genetic traits.
    Haplogroup A tends to see females become sexually self aware at a very young age while Haplogroup R maybe limited to pubescent age. Haplogroup S might be an even later age.
    Boys and girls are also different in these areas.

  • Because it’s fun 😊. I started exploring at 12 when I hit puberty.

    withholding sex is not abuse. You don’t like it break up with the person (or divorce them). I know that sounds cold but if you’re at the point where one of you is withholding sex your relationship is pretty fucked up anyway.

    • How is that fucked up? It's fucked up to force your sex expectations onto someone

    • It is absolutely fucked up because if you’re in such a place in your relationship that you have to withhold sex to get what you want or to express how pissed you are, you’re better off breaking up anyway. I’m talking about deliberately withholding sex on a regular basis. Saying you don’t wanna have sex cause you’re legit too tired or you just don’t feel like it is not “withholding sex.” Of course you have the right to say no sometimes when your partner asks for sex. But if you do it all the time for whatever reason there’s something wrong with your relationship.

    • Maybe just not in the mood. As a form of punishment I can see how wrong it is

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  • Actually, people in western countries like the USA start much later, on average, than people in Asian countries. In Japan, our media is so sexualized, it would be almost impossible to not learn about it at an early age, and of course, children are curious.

    • Dan seriously?

  • As 2? Wtfff they got harassed or what

    • Ikr.

  • To a certain point in time kids simply innocently explore, there is zero harm and it’s perfectly natural.

    then at some point, either an adult, older sibling or school mate, tells them either they should not do it, or that it’s sex stuff.

    alternatively, someone discovers the orgasm, well you now has as a kid bored in your room, this thing that you know makes you feel strange, your brain likes it.. so yeah you do.

    then puberty hits and pretty soon you are a walking bag of hormones.

    innocence is gradually lost and this new voyage of discovery takes place.

    it’s all natural, only ignorant adults and religion really cock it all up.

    kids are inquisitive animals doing stuff without knowledge

    teens are inquisitive animals doing stuff with some knowledge

    adults are basically crap as we forget all the teen stuff where we did not know and then don’t bother educating our teens so that, the some knowledge becomes more knowledge.

  • We all develop the desire for masturbation at different times. I started masturbating around 12 or so and never looked back. It lead to a great sex life. As you know all young guys jerk off frequently... they just will never admit it! What are your thoughts?

    • Well I didn't start still like 16 because I focused on more important things. My boyfriend maybe masterbates like 3 times a month. And my best friend about once per 2-3 months

  • I think I was 11 or 12. I think99% of males and females do it. I do it 4-5 times a week. Guys do it every day at least once!

    • I started at 16. Pretty old to start I guess. But I do it at least 2 times a day. My most was 15 in one day but that was when my boyfriend and I were doing nothing all day.

    • 15? Weren't you sore?

    • Yeah I was sore the next day. But it was soo worth it. Had the best day of my life. 🤤🤤🤤

  • We are all essentially just monkeys with grand ideas. No matter how smart we get we'll still spend far too much time fiddling with ourselves. Fortunately we have climate change to fix the problem. Give it a few thousand years and everyones' genitals will be nicely charred.

  • It's stuff like this that makes me really scratch my head.
    https://video.foxnews.com/v/6257003848001#sp=show-clips

    • That's disgusting

  • Yes, it really is abuse. If you don't like or want sex then don't have a man. It's not like keeping a pet.
    And people are sexually active because it feels good. You really whine too much. Just focus on YOU - ya got way bigger fish to fry.

  • I started at 6, I wasn't able to ejaculate until 8 though, dry firing hurts so I don't count before 8, but even babies play with themselves.
    It's becuase the organs already have nerves in them, and then one day you sit down weird, or lay down and it presses on it enough to cause a boner.

    • My friend said he didn't get his first boner till like 15

    • doubtful, boners happen from lots of non sexual causes. pressure alone is often enough, it's why morning wood happens, even fetuses get boners in the womb. Also worth noting, I'm larger than average down there, and was fed soy milk, and I'm Asian, and have a cute face so people think I'm a teen. So thats like 5 stereotypes busted.

    • I mean okay. It's not like I would have known anyway

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  • My grandson is two. He plays with his fingers, he plays with his toes, he plays with his food, he plays with my food, he plays with his p - - - - -. He's a toddler: he plays!

    • Yeah. Plays around, not with himself. That's disgusting

  • Get molested young and have a bunch of little kids left unsupervised with parents at work... we were all exploring, blowjobs among kids as early as 6 or 7. Dads having drawers full of porn magazines. We'd sit around and talk with the kids whose parents would not shut the bedroom door and they'd watch dad fuck Mom and tell the rest of us what it looked and sounded like. We were sexualized at a young age and I don't think our neighborhood was unique. Lots of abuse and curiosity and opportunity and overstretched parents leads to lots of little kids trying to do grown up things.

    • Wtf. That's gotta be the worst disgusting thing I've read yet. 🤢🤮

  • LMAO they started masterbating at 2? I did when I was 11 I think.

    • Me too 11

  • Masturbation can start in the womb..

    • This has been proven in ultrasounds.

    • that is right. has been common knowledge for 30 years.

    • Also explains why i was borne with hairy palms and glasses.

  • 8? Wtff

    • 8? Sheesh. That's young

  • Because puberty hit for me at 11 years old.

    • And? Mine hit sooner but I didn't do anything sexual

    • Good for you

  • I started around 14 or so. Withholding sex is mean and petty if you also don't want them to masturbate or watch porn.

  • Masturbation is the only way to keep the frustration away from people 😂😂😂.

    • Are you frustrated at people all the time?

    • I am not, who ever what ever they can do , i am not interested. I just pray and pary and pary to god to full fill my dream , cause only he have the power of all.

  • At two there is nothing to see or know know about. I was like 9 or 10 when I started masturbating.

  • Believe it or not, humans are animals with animal instincts, even though we have evolved.

    • But we should be more then just animals with animal instincts. If we were just that we all would be extremely selfish and kill people for what we desire.

    • You're right, a lot of humans have evolved with emotions, standards, feelings, and ethics, unlike animals. But there are horrible people in this word, some couple killed their 16 year old son yesterday on the news.

    • Holy shit. What?

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  • I was in the 7th grade and would do it when I got home from school.

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