Q&A: Does Masturbation Cause Premature Aging?

Fortunately, there is no truth to the rumors that masturbation causes one to get sick, go blind, grow hair on their hands, or age very quickly. It is common for teenagers and adults to masturbate, whether they are male or female, and there is nothing about masturbating that would cause you to look much older than you are.

Study: Abstinence Pledges Ineffective

A study published in the January issue of Pediatrics found that teenagers who made pledges to remain abstinent until marriage were just as likely to have non-marital sex, but less likely to use condoms or other forms of birth control once they did start having sex.

Q&A: Age Appropriate Sex Education

As the parent of a young child, I’m trying to figure out how to raise my child to feel good about their sexuality but don’t know where to start. When will my child become curious about sexuality? And at what ages does it become appropriate to talk to my child about sex and bodies and how girls and boys are different?