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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...
  • Am I beautiful?

    Nisha | On 16-02-2024
    Kanika,15, was shopping for groceries with her mom at the store. During her visit, she encountered a salesgirl who aggressively promoted a beauty cream, insisting that Kanika needed it urgently. Feeling upset and insecure, Kanika took note of her feelings in her diary later that day. Dear Diary,  I went shopping today. I entered a Continue reading...
  • Breast pain during periods and other questions answered

    Team TeenBook | On 23-01-2024
    Why are my breasts growing so fast? What is their normal size? Why do they hurt during periods? Let’s tackle all these questions and some practical tips for keeping your breast health in check in this week’s Science Lab!   What are breasts? Breasts are a fascinating part of a woman’s body and are an Continue reading...
  • Are Suman and her bf ready to ‘do it’?

    Nisha | On 10-01-2024
    Nisha is worried about her best friend, Suman, who is contemplating becoming intimate with her boyfriend. She questions whether turning 18 automatically equips one with the maturity to fully understand oneself and make such significant decisions. Nisha penned her thoughts into her diary and shared it with TeenBook.     Oye Diary, Remember Suman? Today Continue reading...
  • Yes, I am ‘fat’ but I accept myself

    Umeza | On 11-10-2023
    Sanah, a 16-year-old teen is grappling with obesity. She has been fat-shamed, called names, and looked down upon but it doesn’t affect her anymore. Why? Because she has found her superpower. Read this week’s Feelings Express to find out!    Taking too much space? My journey with body image and societal judgments began when I Continue reading...
  • Troubles down there? Tricks for tidy privates

    Team TeenBook | On 18-09-2023
    Why does it smell funny down there? Should I use soap to clean my vulva/penis? Can I use perfume there? Are such questions on your mind? This week’s Curiosity Cental will tackle the same! Let’s jump in.     Gentle cleaning  When it comes to keeping your private parts clean, the inside of your vagina Continue reading...
  • What is transitioning?

    Team TeenBook | On 06-09-2023
    Sia (15) met Manan (18) after a week at their evening basketball class. Manan looked a bit different. When she asked, Manan said, “I am transitioning.” Sia could not help but wonder what is transitioning. Should she ask Manan? What is this word?  “Hey Manan, what is transitioning?” Sia finally asked Manan after their match Continue reading...
  • Should children be taught about sex?

    Niyatii N Shah | On 30-08-2023
    When it comes to sex education, parents unanimously vote for the abstinence approach, meaning they do not want their children to have (or even know about) sex or any kind of sexual activity. But does that work? As teenagers develop into adults, is it safe for our children to move to adulthood, without any knowledge Continue reading...
  • Who discovered adolescence?

    Umeza Peera | On 20-08-2023
    Did you know that adolescence was first discovered by American psychologist G.Stanley Hall as a distinct phase of human growth? Hall, also known as the father of Adolescents Psychology, uncovered many interesting facts about teenagers that still hold so relevant 100 years on! Let’s dive right in. The word “adolescence”  first came into prevalence in Continue reading...
  • Managing sanitary pad concerns: Rashes, leaks, itching and more

    Team Teenbook | On 11-08-2023
    Sanitary pads: a necessity you can’t escape and yet can’t do without. Every girl understands the challenges they bring. Extended wear leads to discomforts like rashes and itching while wearing them overnight often results in leaks. So, how can we tackle these issues? Join us in this edition of Curiosity Central to discover the solutions! Continue reading...