Female Masturbation/Is this OK?


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Well it's kind of a twofer. Number one, I am 19 but I've never dated and I live at home, and I've um...never had a sex Ed class, so I know nothing. Is it really ok to masturbate? I live in a very Christian home and my parents always heavily discouraged it. Even now, I'm a grown adult and I'm terrified to try and get a vibrator, i feel like its wrong, but I've done it anyway, and it feels really good, so I don't know :/. . Second thing is, is it ok to use a sharpie? I used a really old dried out on and didnt use the end with the cap, I cleaned it first and after, so is that ok, or am I going to get some sharpie std or somthing? I'm sorry I'm so ignorant in this topic, no one has ever talked about this kind of thing with me.

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Masturbation is normal, healthy, and fun.  Most women your age do it, even Christians.  It is better if you use your hands instead of a vibrator or Sharpie.  A Sharpie will do no harm.  You were right to clean it before and after.  You can learn more about Christian perspectives on masturbation here: http://www.healthystrokes.com/christian.html

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