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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...
  • 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...
  • Is there a right size for the penis?

    Team TeenBook | On 29-09-2022
    Kabir’s friends have been discussing and sharing their penis sizes in their post-PE talks and he is now worried that his penis is not big enough. His was much smaller than the numbers they were throwing around! But then what’s the correct size? Is this puzzling you too? Let’s get solving!  Most boys notice that 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...
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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...
  • I’m teased for being girly, help!

    Disha | On 16-08-2022
    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...
  • 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...