Having never been a boy, I had no idea about all the weird shit boys do to get off. That is, until I met my husband and he told me a hilarious story about why he loved climbing the pole at school. But one day when I climbed something weird happened. It felt really good. Like, so good I would make sure to climb that pole every morning and every lunch.
Masturbation — there , we said it. Touching yourself might feel taboo and you might be embarrassed to talk about it, but exploring your sexuality is totally normal. It's a healthy way to learn about yourself and your body, so you feel more comfortable when you're ready to have a sexual partner. And hey, it's fun and feels good, too. If you think you're the only one of your friends who has done it, you're probably not. Here, 18 girls open up about how they do it, how often they do it, and all the complicated feelings pleasure, empowerment, happiness, embarrassment that go along with it.
How Often the Average Woman and Average Man Masturbate
We've already given you a guide for how to masturbate if you have a vagina. But what if you have a penis? Here's your guide for that, too — and yes, there actually is a lot to learn. This is giving very little credit to the art of masturbation and the multitude of pathways to explore, regardless of which set of reproductive organs you possess.
If you are the parent of a teenager, you may or may not know whether they are masturbating. You may wonder if the time your teen spends alone, behind the closed bedroom door or during long showers is emotionally and physically healthy. Or, you may worry about whether it is possible to masturbate too much or whether your teenager could hurt their genitalia. In general, you do not need to worry about teenage masturbation. But there are some signs that your teenager may need to talk to you or to a pediatrician about masturbation.