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    Do periods smell bad?

    Umeza Peera | On 11-08-2020
    Alia’s (12) friend Meera had her first periods. Her friends seem to think that Meera started with her periods first because she is a bit overweight. Is that true? Alia asks her elder sister Shikha. What do you think she said?
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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...
  • Why does my vagina itch?

    Team TeenBook | On 20-12-2022
    Navya (15)  often has that sudden and dire need to itch down there. It leaves her embarrassed, especially in her class, in front of other students. It sometimes bothers her so much that she can’t focus on anything. Does this seem like your story? Why does vaginal itching happen? Let’s find out why and what Continue reading...
  • Male bodies: Learn about penis

    Team TeenBook | On 07-12-2022
    The penis is the name of the male sexual and reproductive organ. In addition to passing urine from the body, the penis also has a role in reproduction. Let’s find out more about penises in this week’s Curocity Central.  A person whose biological sex is male; is born with a penis at the time of 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...
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    What are Tampons and how to use them?

    Team TeenBook | On 13-09-2022
    Suhani wanted to swim in her inter-school competition but she was so stressed out about it that her periods started a week earlier! Now what? “Worry not Suhani, you can use tampons”, her mom assured her. But what exactly are tampons and how do we use them? We will discuss this topic in this week’s Continue reading...
  • Is everything on the internet real?

    Team TeenBook | On 07-09-2022
    ‘What’s the solution to this maths problem?’ – Let’s Google bro, maybe Brainly has an answer! ‘Why is my head hurting on the left side?’ Let me Google and check. ‘Should we put toothpaste on pimples?’ Let’s see what Google says! Are you doing this too? Almost everyone has access to the Internet these days. Continue reading...
  • Anxious, depressed or just in a low mood?

    Team TeenBook | On 07-09-2022
    We often end up using terms interchangeably to describe a not-so-happy state of mind. But what’s the difference really and when should we seek help, and from whom? We tackle these questions in this edition of Curiocity Central.  What is a low mood? A mood describes the way one is feeling at a particular time. Continue reading...
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    Can I talk to my parents about sex?

    Team TeenBook | On 06-09-2022
    Should I ask my parents about anything related to sex – like some words I keep hearing (condoms, contraception, pregnancy etc)? Will they get angry or offended? Or will they genuinely answer? What if I accidentally utter something? Do you also have these questions in mind? In this week’s Curiocity Central, let’s tackle this big Continue reading...
  • But you said yes last time…

    Team TeenBook | On 31-08-2022
    “But you were okay with it earlier”, Aryan told Sara when she refused to let him kiss her. He further argued by saying, “but you said yes last time!” This kind of conversation is quite common in relationships and among friends. But we get it. This is confusing. When is a yes and when can Continue reading...
  • Why can’t I have a beer?

    Himani Bakhda | On 10-08-2022
    Raj’s friends have been bragging about beer for a while now. He is curious and wants to try one himself. So that he can brag about it back to his friends. He decides to sneak at night to his father’s bar cabinet to try some liquor. What happens next? Photo: Shutterstock/stockimagesbank/Person in the  picture is Continue reading...