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Is It Normal to Think About Sex a Lot?

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I think about sex a lot. Is that normal, or am I a pervert?

It’s normal to think about sex — occasionally or frequently. As people mature physically and emotionally, they become increasingly curious about their sexuality and their own bodies. As your body goes through many changes and your hormones fluctuate, you will start noticing people who you find attractive. It’s normal to feel a sexual attraction and even to find yourself daydreaming, often about no one in particular.

Sometimes thinking about sex is unavoidable, like in dreams. And sometimes, you might start to think about it in a setting with a lot of people — like school. It’s natural to be curious and have thoughts about sex.

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: August 2013

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