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Sexual Attraction

#feelings

During puberty, it’s very normal to start developing feelings that you haven’t experienced before, such as feeling really attracted to someone else. This is what is commonly known as ‘sexual attraction’!

Here are some of the signs you may be going through this:

  • You’ve been friends with them for a very long time but all of a sudden you see them in a completely different light.
  • You can’t stop thinking about them.
  • You get a funny feeling in your stomach when they’re with you.
  • You lose your self-confidence in their company.
  • You start blushing in front of them.
  • You don’t know what to say!
  • You want to talk about them to anyone who'll listen.
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Why do I fancy different people to my friends?

#crush , #feelings

No one knows why some people feel an attraction to another person and why others don’t!

Initially it can be linked to looks and what we believe to be attractive and this may differ from your friends, so don’t be put off if they don’t get why you like this person so much.

Here are some interesting views on attraction.

  • It’s not just how someone looks that gets our hearts racing, experts believe how they smell can contribute to this too! How can this be? The body releases little chemicals called pheromones, designed to attract a mate. You may not be able to detect this odour, but your brain will.
  • Some people seem to be attracted to someone who looks a little like them, or even like their parents. Now don’t freak out…this is because we are often comfortable with familiar things and recognise features in others we see every day at home.
  • Playing hard to get, can be deeply attractive for some people, is it the idea of having to fight to win someone’s attention…who knows!
  • You are far more likely to be attracted to someone who gives you compliments than someone who looks for your faults or uses cheesy chat up lines.
  • Finally, research would show that alcohol can change how we view the world and can make us feel an attraction to strangers, something many people regret when they are sober.
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Totally normal

#crush , #feelings

These feelings can sometimes be for someone of the same sex as you and again this is all very natural and your body’s natural curiosity towards others.

 

For some people these feelings stop and they go on to have relationships with the opposite sex as they get older. For others, these strong urges never go away. But as with any new feelings, they should be allowed to develop and not rushed.

   

It's also totally normal to have crushes on people who are older than you like teachers, sports coaches and even film, TV and pop stars. Having a crush is perfectly normal and as you get older these feelings may subside.

 
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Having
sexual feelings

#firstlove, #puberty

You might also notice that when you view images or read text of a romantic or sexual nature you feel a little excited. This is very normal and starts to happen as you get older It’s called Sexual Arousal. It doesn't mean you should act on these feelings. It’s important to know that, any kind of sexual relationship with a boy or girl under the age of 16 is illegal.

You might also feel curious about your own body, how it works and makes you feel when touched. This can often result in people masturbating; when they touch their genitalia (your ‘down there bits’) and may make you feel tingly inside. It is both a natural and instinctive activity and some people are frightened by the way this makes them feel and think masturbation is wrong or can be harmful. This is not true and masturbation is perfectly normal and it’s really up to you if you choose to do it or not!

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Kurie

I think this is an awesome website, its helping me personally!

To MILLIE

Ok well its not ok that she had a sex act with someone when she is twelve because its illegal and it can hurt her so much do her parents know if they do they should take her to a therapist and a doctor lets just hope that you wont hage it until your about 16 ....Lots of Love Allison XXX💖❣💖❣

Jess

Well this guy who is in year 9 ( two years older than me ) the thing is ...... I really like him ! And all of my friends think he likes me too :) these are the things he does : he hugs me , always blushes and smiles at me , finds the randomest reasons to talk to me , his friend always say stuff when I come around anywhere in sight of him HE IS SOOOO FIT WHAT DO I DO ?????

Millie

My friend had sex and it kinda scared me we are 12.Is this normal for my friend to have sex.

Lah

I like this boy but I'm thirteen and he's nearly fifteen and i don't know what to do.

Loulou

I really like this boy, he said he likes me but then one day he started being all weird around me and like crossing his legs towards me and stuff! People say that he loves me but I don’t know should I go out with him or not?? He asked me out but I said I would think about it because I am only 13 and my parents won’t let me date so we would have to keep it a secret! WHAT SHOULD I DO ??

Tammy

I started my period on the last day of y7 but my friend supplied me with everything j needed xx

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