Melissa Kang does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Masturbating has always seemed to be acceptable for boys, but less commonly discussed among girls. Is it normal for girls to masturbate and are there any health consequences? I am a girl who accidentally discovered how to masturbate when I was quite young and continued it on and off afterwards, should I be worried about this?
14 Women Talk About Masturbating - How Often Do Women Masturbate?
Fun fact: Masturbation can be awesome! In fact, a lot of teens do it, and enjoying it doesn't make you weird. So, why masturbate? Teen sex health outlet Sex Etc said it best. Which is why, if you're wondering how it is that you get aroused or what arousal feels like, masturbation is a great way to dip your toe into learning about new parts of your body. And when I say new parts, I'm talking about more than just your genitals.
6 women answer the questions men want to know about female masturbation
Girls may not talk about masturbation as openly as guys, but that doesn't mean we don't enjoy rubbing one out every now and then. In fact, all it means is that we don't feel everyone at the bar needs to know the minutiae of how "fucking cracking last night's hand shandy" was, so we keep it to ourselves, or talk about it in groups that don't contain 25 colleagues and Jake from accounting's weird friend Quentin. Of course, all that reticence means you end up only discussing this kind of stuff with a relatively small circle of wankers.
But, scrolling through Twitter, it seems the male population is still genuinely intrigued as to what masturbation means for a woman. We all masturbate! Realistically, whenever they feel like it. Some girls do it frequently and others not so much. MORE: The history of sex toys and masturbation in 10 fascinating facts.