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    ‘Do all boys do it?’

    Sraboni Bhattacharya | Aug 25th, 2020
    Rohan (13) overheard the word masturbation at school and was clueless what it meant and why his seniors assumed that all people of his age do it. He comes home and catches his elder brother Reyansh off guard with his curiosity. Did he get answers to all his questions? The senior group talk  Eighth graders Continue reading...
  • A hairy adventure gone wrong!

    Sukanya Ghosh | On 11-11-2022
    We rarely talk about the first time we notice our genital organs or the changes that occur in these organs during puberty. Isn’t it so? Well, not with our dear Trisha (15). Her discovery of her pubic hair is quite a story and one with a hair-curling twist in the end. Curious? Well, come then Continue reading...
  • ‘He would laugh at me for asking things’

    Shreya Mishra | On 28-10-2022
    Shagun (15) felt humiliated when her boyfriend would laugh at small things and make fun of her. Earlier she thought that he was just teasing her. But it somehow did not feel right to be treated that way. She shares a page of her diary with us.  Dear Diary, I know I haven’t written in Continue reading...
  • Can I be friends with my ex?

    Team TeenBook | On 21-10-2022
    Kaynaat and Ahaan broke up last week. Ahaangot a message from her saying she still wants to be friends with him. Is this even possible, he thought. Can you just be friends with someone you once loved? We look into Ahaan’s problem in this week’s That’s Puzzling. Here are a few tips if you want Continue reading...
  • How to handle rejection?

    Vithika Yadav | On 21-10-2022
    Whether it’s a role in a school play or a proposal, everyone ends up getting rejected at some point. And it’s a fact of life: being told ‘no’ hurts. It can be embarrassing and overwhelming. Everyone reacts differently and there are no quick fixes, but here are some basic tips that might help. TeenBook founder Continue reading...
  • I get unwanted stares at my big breasts!

    Disha | On 12-10-2022
    Hey Disha, I am just so so angry. My breasts are bigger than normal and all the boys in my class and otherwise just keep staring at them! Also, I  feel so uncomfortable in them! Ugh! It’s so irritating. Can’t I reduce their size? Pragya, 15, Bhopal.  Part of growing up Hello Pragya; bro first Continue reading...
  • Why is it important to understand feelings?

    Arshi Alam | On 12-10-2022
    How do you feel today? Happy? Sad? Excited? Sacred? Overwhelmed? Accepted? Powerful? Furious? Jealous? Energetic? Perplexed? Confused? So many emotions! How do you identify, accept and process these feelings especially when they drag you down? Arshi Alam, psychologist and Teen Counsellor at a prestigious Gurgaon School tells us the recipe.  Hello, feelings  All of us Continue reading...
  • What is HIV and why should you know about it?

    Team TeenBook | On 03-10-2022
    HIV is short for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, a virus that attacks our body’s immune system and makes us susceptible to all kinds of infections and diseases. It is an infection that passes from one person to another via unsafe sexual contact. Before we approach our first sexual experience, we must know about it and ways Continue reading...
  • What are Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)?

    Team TeenBook | On 03-10-2022
    Sexually transmitted Infections, as the name suggests, are infections that spread through unsafe sex with an infected person. Most can be treated easily but some can be incurable or even fatal. So much before one thinks about a sexual experience, one must know how to protect themselves from STIs. Read all about STIs in this Continue reading...
  • Should you get a cervical cancer vaccine?

    Team TeenBook | On 30-09-2022
    If you are approaching teenage, you may begin to hear about the HPV vaccine. A vaccine for teenagers! Didn’t you get done with them as a kid? The answer is sadly no. The HPV vaccine is a vaccine that prevents cervical cancer but can only be taken when you are approaching puberty or thereafter. So Continue reading...