During adolescence, it is normal for young people to feel nervous or unsure about their developing bodies and sexual feelings.
Mixed messages and misinformation about masturbation from their parents, friends and the media can make them more anxious.
Masturbation, or self-pleasuring, is touching and rubbing parts of your body for sexual pleasure, such as the penis, clitoris, vulva and breasts.
It is a normal and healthy way for people to explore their own bodies and find out what feels good, where and how they like to be touched and how to achieve an orgasm.
‘Normal’ ranges from several times a day, week or month to not masturbating at all.