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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...
  • What is transitioning?

    Team TeenBook | On 06-01-2023
    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...
  • Disability and dating: Tips for teenagers

    Team TeenBook | On 23-12-2022
    Shagun (16) is a person with a disability. She has a crush on a guy in their class but does not know how to navigate the situation. Should she ask her crush out? What will people think? Is it hard for persons with disabilities to be in a relationship? Let’s find out in this week 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Big or small: should breast size matter?

    Team TeenBook | On 30-09-2022
    Sia, 15, was surprised when she overheard two girls talking in her class that they want to wear padded bras because their breasts are too small. And here she was, always trying to wear loose-fitted tees and walking hunched because she thought her breasts were too big! What is the correct breast size? And does Continue reading...