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I no longer find masturbation pleasurable...why?

I’m a 20-year-old woman and, for the past few years, I haven’t been able to become sexually aroused. When I was younger, I’d get turned on easily and enjoyed masturbation. Now when I try to masturbate, I don’t feel anything…and I’ve never had an orgasm. What do you suggest?

When should I start seeing an Ob-Gyn?

I have several questions...First, when should a girl get Pap smears done or start to go to see an Ob-Gyn? I’m not sexually active, but I do masturbate regularly. Is there a right way to masturbate? Sometimes I notice traces of brownish discharge on my panties. And finally, is it possible to get an STD from eating off the same plate and touching the same food as someone who has an STD? (My friend has multiple partners and hasn’t been tested.)

I often see two “paper cut” looking slits on either end of my vagina...do I have an STD?

I have had recurring vaginal problems for a couple of years. Almost every time after having sex, I become extremely irritated and have severe itching for up to a week. These symptoms are accompanied by two "paper cut" looking slits on either side at the end of my vagina. They’re not deep, but they’re about an inch long and they sting like crazy...you wouldn't even notice them unless they were pointed out because they literally are on the first layer of skin. Also occurring sometimes is a tiny cut, like a small gash, in the same spot each time in the middle of my clitoris. It's like it just splits or tears down the middle. Is this an STD?

Will masturbating now hurt me in the future?

I’m a young woman and I’ve been masturbating for two years...but I’m afraid that it’s bad for me. Will masturbating damage me sexually in the future?

Can women get a disease or get sick from masturbating?

I’m a teenager and I’ve never had sex...but ever since my health class, I’m afraid that if I touch myself I’ll contract a disease. I have masturbated, but that’s it. For the past three days, I’ve had a stomach virus and I started to feel better today...but then I found a small red bump on my vagina lips really close to my pubic hair. It hurts a little, but not bad. Should I be worried?