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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...
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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...
  • Should children be taught about sex?

    Niyatii N Shah | On 10-08-2022
    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...
  • What makes you unique!

    Nehaa Singh | On 10-08-2022
    Want to find out why you have curly hair but your friend has straight hair? Or why do you look like your mom but your brother does not? TeenBook is here to help The genie of genes Genes are fascinating! They basically define the traits you inherit from your parents. They provide the information that Continue reading...
  • Who discovered adolescence?

    Umeza Peera | On 09-08-2022
    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...
  • What does ‘coming out’ mean?

    Team TeenBook | On 16-06-2022
    ‘Coming out’ is short for ‘coming out of the closet’, which means telling people around you about your sexual orientation i.e if you are attracted to the opposite sex ( boy to a girl/girl to a boy) or same-sex (boy to a boy/girl to a girl). Let’s understand more about this term. Don’t assume  Usually, Continue reading...
  • Why am I waking up with wet shorts?

    Team TeenBook | On 12-04-2022
    Viraj woke up in the middle of the night to find that his shorts and bedsheet were wet and sticky. Had he just wet his bed with urine? At his age? He felt surprised and a bit embarrassed until his elder brother told him that he had just experienced a nightfall or a wet dream Continue reading...
  • What is a menstrual cup?

    Shreya Mishra | On 16-06-2021
    Girls, did you know there are a lot of hygiene options during periods – sanitary pads, tampons, menstrual cups! Wait – what cup? The menstrual cup is a relatively new device for menstrual hygiene and the best part – it is super eco-friendly! Curious? Dig right in. Photo: Shutterstock/Pixel-shot/Person in the photo is a model  Continue reading...
  • What does LGBTQIA mean?

    Team Teenbook | On 03-05-2021
    You’ve heard your friends talk about these terms or perhaps in a recent movie you were watching. Or there could be some emotions you may be noticing yourself. So if these terms and words are playing on your mind, then read on. The term LGBTQIA stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual. Continue reading...
  • I’m teased for being girly, help!

    Disha | On 28-09-2020
    Hey Disha, everyone at school teases me saying I behave like a girl. They say I am “too girly” because I play badminton and dodgeball (often with girls) and participate in home science projects. I like my activities and do not want to change. But I am sick of being teased. What should I do? Continue reading...