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I masturbate regularly, can that cause a problem with sex?

Masturbation can be a safe way to explore your body and learn more about your sexual likes and dislikes.  Masturbation doesn’t come with a risk of STI transmission or pregnancy, and it doesn’t require the same communication skills as being sexually active with someone else. Self-masturbation can also help you figure out your sexual boundaries and preferences before you become sexually active with others. Masturbation also won’t damage or harm your body in any way.

Avoid comparing your masturbation choices to others’. Everyone is different! Some people may masturbate often, and others may not masturbate at all!

Consider talking to a trusted adult about masturbation if you need a little extra support. If you’re not sure who to turn to, Teen Clinic can be a great, confidential place to talk about sexual decision making with a medical professional.

If you ever want to  make an appointment give us a call at 303-442-5160

Can you get an STI or other sexually transmitted diseases using a dildo or sex toy?

Great question!

Masturbation can be a safe way to explore your body and learn more about your sexual likes and dislikes.  Masturbation doesn’t come with a risk of STI transmission or pregnancy, and it doesn’t require the same communication skills as being sexually active with someone else. Self-masturbation can also help you figure out your sexual boundaries and preferences before you become sexually active with others. Masturbation also won’t damage or harm your body in any way.

But, because some STIs can be transmitted through sexual fluids, if partners are sharing a dildo or sex toy back and forth, STIs could be transmitted that way.

It would be a good idea to make sure sex toys are clean in between partners, and if applicable, putting a barrier method like a condom on the sex toy, and changing it in between partners. This will reduce the risk of STIs being transmitted.

If you have more questions or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160

Is it bad if you masturbate every day?

It’s healthy to spend time discovering your own sexual boundaries and interests.  Thanks for asking this great question!

Masturbation can be a safe way to explore your body and learn more about your sexual likes and dislikes.  Masturbation doesn’t come with a risk of STI transmission or pregnancy, and it doesn’t require the same communication skills as being sexually active with someone else. Self-masturbation can also help you figure out your sexual boundaries and preferences before you become sexually active with others. Masturbation also won’t damage or harm your body in any way.

Avoid comparing your masturbation choices to others’. Everyone is different! Some people may masturbate often, and others may not masturbate at all!

Consider talking to a trusted adult about masturbation if you need a little extra support. If you’re not sure who to turn to, Teen Clinic can be a great, confidential place to talk about sexual decision making with a medical professional.

If you ever want to  make an appointment give us a call at 303-442-5160

Are there any risks associated with individual masturbation?

Masturbation can be a safe way to explore your body and learn more about your sexual likes and dislikes.  Masturbation doesn’t come with a risk of STI transmission or pregnancy, and it doesn’t require the same communication skills as being sexually active with someone else. Self-masturbation can also help you figure out your sexual boundaries and preferences before you become sexually active with others. Masturbation also won’t damage or harm your body in any way.

Avoid comparing your masturbation choices to others’. Everyone is different! Some people may masturbate often, and others may not masturbate at all!

Consider talking to a trusted adult about masturbation if you need a little extra support. If you’re not sure who to turn to, Teen Clinic can be a great, confidential place to talk about sexual decision making with a medical professional.

Sometimes when I masturbate using my fingers it burn after I do it and it burns to urinate. Should I stop?

If you are feeling uncomfortable during or after masturbation, it could be because of a few reasons.

If you are using  your hands or fingers to sexually stimulate yourself, it’s very important to emphasize hygiene. It’s important to make sure you  are washing your hands with an unscented soap before sexual stimulation begins. If you did not wash your hands before, you may have had something on your hands that can cause irritation.

If the discomfort that you feel lasts for a few hours or up to a day after masturbation  it could be from some type of infection, and you would want to make an appointment with a medical professional. A medical professional would be able to tell you what might be going on with your body.

You can learn how to make an appointment here.  You can also take comfort in knowing that all of our clinicians here at Teen Clinic specialize in seeing teens and provide non-judgmental care! Give us a call with more questions! 303-442-5160.

Okay so I masturbate over my clothes sometimes and I was wondering if I could get a STD from that…

Thank you for asking this!

Lets talk a little bit about STIsSTIs can be a very real risk for people if they are engaging in certain types of sexual contact. It’s good to know that when it comes to STIs there are four modes of transmission.  They are…

  • Blood
  • Sexual Fluids (Semen and Vaginal fluids)
  • Skin to skin contact
  • And Mother to Child (Breastmilk and Vaginal Delivery)

In order for someone to contract an STI, they would need to engage in sexual activity with a person who already has an STI in which one or more of these modes would come into play.

Masturbation can be a safe way to explore your body and learn more about your sexual likes and dislikes.  Masturbation doesn’t come with a risk of STI transmission or pregnancy, and it doesn’t require the same communication skills as being sexually active with someone else. Self-masturbation can also help you figure out your sexual boundaries and preferences before you become sexually active with others. Masturbation also won’t damage or harm your body in any way.  You can not give yourself an STI from masturbation

I got treated for Chlamydia Friday and I masturbated Sunday. Will I get it again because of this?

 

Let’s start out by talking about what Chlamydia is and how it can be spread or transmitted.

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection of the vagina, penis, anus, or throat. Chlamydia is the number one most reported STI (or Sexually Transmitted Infection) among youth in the United States.

Chlamydia is spread through vaginal fluids and semen. People can get Chlamydia through vaginal, anal, or oral sex without a condom or dental dam.

With that being said, Chlamydia can be spread from the throat to the genitals, from the genitals to the throat, or from genitals to genitals.

Chlamydia is cured with antibiotics. When someone is being treated for Chlamydia, it is very important that they and their partners are treated and finish the medication, and abstain from sexual activities with other people for 1 week. This will help ensure that re infection doesn’t occur.

Masturbation can be a safe way to explore your body and learn more about your sexual likes and dislikes.  Masturbation doesn’t come with a risk of STI transmission or pregnancy, and it doesn’t require the same communication skills as being sexually active with someone else. Self-masturbation can also help you figure out your sexual boundaries and preferences before you become sexually active with others. Masturbation also won’t damage or harm your body in any way.

You will not re infect yourself with Chlamydia from masturbating. The only way you could get re infected is by coming into contact with someone’s infected sexual fluids.

If you have anymore questions, give our Teen Clinic a call! 303-442-5160

 

I’m 16 and I’m still a virgin. I masturbate a lot but I always bleed after I have an orgasm. I bleed almost everyday, but if it stops for a few hours it comes back right after I orgasm. I also have a very strong odor coming from my vagina and I really would like to know what’s happening to my body

This is a hard question to answer without having a medical professional assess the symptoms in person, but we can try and help clear some things up for you.

Vaginal bleeding can be a sign of infection, whether a sexually transmitted infection or an organic infection, like yeast or bacterial vaginitis, or it can be something entirely different.

To start off, it’s important to note that someone’s period can actually fluctuate based on what’s going on in their life.  This means that stresssicknesschange in physical activity, or even worrying about being pregnant can make a period act differently- potentially causing abnormal bleeding.

Another possibility is that the sexual contact is too rough, or that enough lubrication was not used before hand.Lubrication is important during sexual contact as well. Although vaginas and penis’ are self-lubricating organs, often times enough lubrication is not produced. Some bodies self-lubricate quite a bit; some don’t at all! Lubrication will lower the amount of friction during sexual activity which will reduce any potential irritation. This can apply to masturbation as well.

In terms of odor, keep in mind that the vagina has a natural odor.  It is important to know your body because if there is a change of odor this could be a sign of an infection, again not necessarily a sexually transmitted infection.

So it is hard to narrow down what might be happening, if your vaginal bleeding and odor continue, it would be a good idea to see a medical professional.  You can make an appointment at our Teen Clinic to talk about why these things may be happening. Teen Clinic is free or low cost and completely confidential.

Give Teen Clinic a call today! 303-442-5160

Is masturbation bad?

Masturbation can be a safe way to explore your body and learn more about your sexual likes and dislikes.  Masturbation doesn’t come with a risk of STI transmission or pregnancy, and it doesn’t require the same communication skills as being sexually active with someone else. Self-masturbation can also help you figure out your sexual boundaries and preferences before you become sexually active with others. Masturbation also won’t damage or harm your body in any way.

Avoid comparing your masturbation choices to others’. Everyone is different! Some people may masturbate often, and others may not masturbate at all!

Consider talking to a trusted adult about masturbation if you need a little extra support. If you’re not sure who to turn to, Teen Clinic can be a great, confidential place to talk about sexual decision making with a medical professional.

Can you get an STD from masturbation? I am not sexually active with anyone but for 4 years I’ve had white/flesh colored bumps on my vagina…

…I know I should tell my mom about this right away but I am afraid to tell her. Also, I’m afraid to tell my mom and go to the doctor because this is very embarrassing.

Generally, no. If you are masturbating alone, risk of STI transmission is very rare.

It’s good to know that when it comes to STIs, there are four modes of transmission.  They are…

  • Blood
  • Sexual Fluids (semen and vaginal fluids)
  • Skin to skin contact
  • Mother to Child (breast milk and vaginal birth)

STI transmission is possible when your sexual fluids or blood come into contact with an infected person’s sexual fluids or blood, or if you have sexual skin-to-skin contact with an infected person.  By this definition, a person masturbating alone, in private, is not at risk for STI transmission.

However, a person can get an STI from a shared sex toy. Be sure to wash all sex toys before and after use, and keep them in a discreet place where others will not encounter them.  If you share sex toys with someone else, use a condom Mutual masturbation can also carry an STI risk if those involved engage in skin to skin (genital to genital or mouth to genital) or fluid contact, even unintentionally.

As long as you’re not harming yourself or others during masturbation, it can be a safe, healthy way to explore your sexuality without risk of STIs or pregnancy.  If you have more questions about masturbation, consider talking to a trusted adult.

Although it may be uncomfortable initially, talking with a medical professional is the only way to find out what the bumps on your vagina may be. They could be something completely harmless (razor burn, ingrown hairs, skin tags, etc.) or they could be something else. But the only way to know for sure is to see a doctor. Teen Clinic has teen-friendly and non-judgmental medical professionals available.

Keep in mind also that in the state of Colorado, the law says that minors have the right to access any sexual healthcare without the consent or notification of their parents. That means they can start a birth control method, get tested for STIs, or get any other sexual healthcare without their parents being involved at all. In fact, it’s illegal for clinics to share sexual health information with parents (or anyone else!) without an individual’s permission. Teen Clinic offers free or low-cost and confidential sexual health services.

With that being said, Teen Clinic encourages teens to have a trusted adult in their life that they can talk to about their sexual health- whether it be a parent, a teacher, a coach, or an aunt or uncle. But we also understand that teens might not have someone they can talk to. That’s why Teen Clinic offers a safe and confidential space for teens to get the information and/or care that they might need.

Teen Clinic is here for you. You can also give us a call at 303-442-5160 with more questions!