Once l had got changed, l went downstairs, Mum was in the kitchen. I was embarrassed and was hoping to get out of the house as quickly as possible but she told me to sit down. She told me that what l’d been doing was perfectly normal for a boy of my age, in fact she had been surprised l hadn’t started doing it much earlier. She said that l shouldn’t be embarrassed about it, although she advised me not to mention it to my father or sister. She asked me how often l did it. I decided to be honest and said usually three or four times a day, she laughed and said how good it must feel to be able to orgasm four times a day. I thought it was a strange thing for her to say but said l had to get to school and left. That evening, my father had gone to the pub as usual, my sister was out with her boyfriend. I was in my room, too embarrassed even to wank. My mother called me down to watch tv. I decided to try and pretend nothing had happened so went down. We sat for half an hour, then Mum changed the channel, there was a beauty contest on with girls in swimsuits. Do you think of girls like that when you play with yourself?” Mum asked. I didn’t know what to say, could feel my face going red. “Er.. sometimes yes,” l finally replied. Do you ever think about your sister, or me?” She asked.