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Is masturbation during adolescence normal?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
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At his 13th birthday party I asked ny grandson if he ever mastrabated
was I wrong?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (4 minutes later)

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Hello, and thanks for your question.

I probably wouldn't have done that. He probably does masturbate, as teenage boys overwhelmingly do. Asking him likely embarrassed him. And his birthday is an odd time to bring up that subject -- it's a celebration, not a time to discuss sexual matters. I would probably apologize to him to make him feel better.

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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (1 hour later)
are there any penalties by law for saying what I did or should an apology be ample?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (1 minute later)
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There's nothing illegal about what you said. An apology should be ample.

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Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question. I probably wouldn't have done that. He probably does masturbate, as teenage boys overwhelmingly do. Asking him likely embarrassed him. And his birthday is an odd time to bring up that subject -- it's a celebration, not a time to discuss sexual matters. I would probably apologize to him to make him feel better. Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied.