Some people think about sex a lot. Other people do not think about sex that often. During the teen years, it is common to think about things related to sex. There is nothing wrong with thinking about sex or feeling horny.
Sexual desire can vary
It is common to feel extra interested in sex if you are relaxed and feel well. Maybe you feel sexual desire for someone you are in love with, or you can feel it without being in love. For most people, sexual desire feels good.
Fantasizing about sex
It is common to fantasize about sex. Some people create entire stories about sex in their minds. Fantasizing can mean that you want to try it in reality, but it does not necessarily mean that. You can fantasize about absolutely anything you want. Many fantasize at the same time as caressing themselves.
You can explore your own body
There are sensitive places all over the body. Let your hands explore your body and find places that feel good to touch.
When you enjoy something sexually, your body feels excited. It feels good.
You can read more about how to make yourself feel good in the text on masturbation.
What happens inside the body?
When you are horny, more blood reaches your sexual organs. The labia and clitoris swell. The vagina produces a fluid that makes it wet. The vagina opens and becomes deeper.
The penis swells and gets hard. The scrotum retracts. A small amount of clear fluid often comes from the penis and makes the glans moist.
Your heart beats faster, you breathe more quickly, and your skin gets warm. When you are at your horniest, you can feel dizzy and tingly. It can almost feel as if the ground is moving.
The body can react itself
You can get an erection or a wet vagina without feeling horny. This happens at night, for instance, when you sleep and dream. This is a way for your body to practice.
Sometimes you can feel horny for no reason. It can feel like your body is living a life of its own if you get an erection or become extra wet without knowing why.
Sometimes you can be horny but not get an erection or become wet and swollen. This is not unusual. This can be because you are feeling stressed or nervous.