So you’re now a teenager, and you’ve noticed that you’re thinking about things you’ve never thought about before. Maybe one of your classmates suddenly seems attractive to you. Maybe you just can’t stop thinking about a celebrity. Or perhaps your next-door neighbor — the one you’ve known all your life — is suddenly the focus of your attention.
It’s normal to feel somewhat confused and worried about these new thoughts. Puberty and adolescence bring a lot of changes into your life, and they mark the beginning of your transition into adulthood. That’s enough to make anyone nervous! However, it’s important to keep in mind that thinking about sex is perfectly normal; there’s nothing to be ashamed about.