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NSFW: Does this sound like I might be a late bloomer?

Asked by rockfan (11361points) March 22nd, 2018 from iPhone

Is it unusual for a person to masturbate for the first time at 17–18 years old? And is that considered to be a “late bloomer”?

Also, throughout highschool I never felt angsty or weird, so I thought I skipped the awkward teenage phase. But I actually had that phase in my early 20’s. And now at 26 I feel like I’ve finally gotten over the “am I Straight, bi, or gay?” phase. How unusual is this for a 26 year old male?

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stanleybmanly's avatar

sounds odd to me, but how would anyone know what’s “normal” or average?

zenvelo's avatar

No, it isn’t uncommon to not masturbate until 17 or 18. Many people are uncomfortable with their being sexual, to the point of being scared to explore it. And many women don’t masturbate until their twenties.

And you are not at all unusual in going through an awkward phase later. Everyone goes through different things at different ages; some don’t go through a questioning phase until much older.

Be comfortable and confident with who you are now.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I missed 99% of the angst in High School too. I really enjoyed school.

Yellowdog's avatar

Almost everyone does it. Nothing weird about it.

Some people think its a ‘sin’ or means someone is socially eft or has issues. None of these are true, although I’m sure many weird people DO it.

Your body belongs to you and what you do In private WITH your privates is a personal choice and effects no one. The only consequences is if done too much or too rigorous could make you de-sensitized to sexual stimulation from natural sexual intercourse

janbb's avatar

^^ Not really what he was asking.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Not at ALL what he was asking.

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