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Masturbation Inquiry

Published: January 16, 2018
Dear TeenHealthFX,
do you need protection when you finger yourself
Signed: Masturbation Inquiry

Dear Masturbation Inquiry,

Masturbation is healthy and normal. This practice does not result in sexually transmitted infections and/or pregnancy, and thus, protection is not necessary.  

During sexual intercourse, however, protection is necessary in order to protect from sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies. TeenHealthFX recommends that all sexually active teenagers use condoms every time they have sexual intercourse. Condoms are the only form of birth control that protect from sexually transmitted infections, and should be used in addition to another form of birth control for best protection.    

TeenHealthFX suggests the following resources: 

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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