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I'm 13 and dad caught me playing with myself; teentalk.

Byline: LINDSAY COCHRANE

QI AM 13 years old and was caught masturbating by my dad.

I've never been more embarrassed in my life. My dad looked pretty horrified hor·ri·fy  
tr.v. hor·ri·fied, hor·ri·fy·ing, hor·ri·fies
1. To cause to feel horror. See Synonyms at dismay.

2. To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock.
, too.

He told me it'll affect my eyesight eye·sight
n.
1. The faculty of sight; vision.

2. Range of vision; view.
, and that playing with yourself too much can eventually make you blind.

Now I'm worried that I'll need glasses because I've been doing it pretty much every day since I was 10 years old.

Is my dad right? Will this actually make me go blind? AYOU can breathe a sigh of relief - your dad is talking rubbish.

It definitely doesn't affect your eyesight. It's an old wives' tale, thought up to put teenagers off getting to know themselves a little bit better.

Masturbation masturbation

Erotic stimulation of one's own genital organs, usually to achieve orgasm. Masturbatory behavior is common in infants and adolescents, and is indulged in by many adults as well. Studies indicate that over 90% of U.S. males and 60–80% of U.S.
 is a perfectly natural, normal part of growing up and getting to know how your body works.

It's a harmless way of figuring out what you enjoy sexually before you go for the real thing. I'd suggest locking the door next time. I don't think you or your dad would want a repeat performance.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 22, 2010
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