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Is It Normal to Think About Sex a Lot?

I think about sex a lot. Is that normal?

It's normal to think about sex — often or only once in a while. 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 probably will start finding some people 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 even start to think about it when you're around a lot of people — like school. Just know that it's natural to be curious and have thoughts about sex.

*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: May 2018