Masturbationis when people touch their own bodies for sexual pleasure. People masturbate in lots of different ways. Touching your own body for sexual pleasure is different for everyone. How youdo it depends on what makes your body feel good.Some people may stroke or rub theirpenisor may use their fingers to touch themselves on or near theclitoris, the sensitive organ that is located just above the opening of thevagina. Masturbation sometimes results inorgasm; sometimes itdoesn’t.Masturbation is a good way to learn about your body and your sexual feelings withoutthe complications that can come when you havesexor do sexual things with someoneelse. Masturbation can’t lead topregnancyor cause a sexually transmitted disease (STD) either.People of all ages masturbate—from infants to people who are much older. Some people choose not to masturbate. A lot of people believe that masturbation is anormal, healthy thing to do. You need to decide for yourself what you believe and whether or not you want to experiment with touching your own body. If so, just make sure you have some privacy.