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First, what is masturbation? Masturbation is when a person touches or rubs their genitals. It’s completely normal for both men and women to masturbate. There is a stigma around masturbation, which can make people feel embarrassed and or ashamed. Some people feel that when they masturbate it’s a dirty or inappropriate activity. This is simply untrue, masturbation is a normal healthy part of sexual development. Since masturbation is only appropriate when done in private, it’s likely that many people just don’t talk about it or don’t want to talk about it, which creates this stigma.
There are many reasons why a girl might have bleeding during or after masturbation. First, it’s possible that you stretched out your hymen, which is a stretchy thin piece of tissue at the opening of the vagina. It also could be that your period is starting soon, so the blood is not from masturbation. Finally, it’s possible that you scratched the inside of your vagina. Remember, before you masturbate you should always wash your hands with soap and water first! This can prevent you from getting a vaginal infection. If the bleeding doesn’t get better, schedule an appointment with your health care provider (HCP).
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All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your health care provider.
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