Masturbation is one of those things that, despite pretty much everyone doing it, people still feel a little ashamed of. Be proud of masturbating still at home and in private though, obvs. In fact, it can do you a lot of good.
I said it. When was the last time you talked to your girlfriends, your mom, your boyfriends, yourself, about masturbation? Have you ever?
Two YouTube science vloggers have tackled the persistent rumours around masturbation- that it can cause blindness, infertility or hairy palms - and explained that a little bit of self love is actually good for you. The Canadian pair explain that chemicals released by masturbation include dopamine, which triggers the pleasure centres of the brain and reduces stress, endorphins which reduce pain - including menstrual pain in women - and prolactin, which aids sleep. According to the duo, males especially benefit from masturbation when they are under the weather, as it increases the production of bacteria-fighting white blood cells.
Last month, teen actress Hailee Steinfeld released "Love Myself", where she sings about what she can do all on her own, "without you. The video features dancing phalluses, and Gray genders her vibrator as "he," in this tribute to our battery-operated friends. Bitch, never left but I'm back at it, and I'm feelin' myself, jack rabbit Feelin' myself, back off, cause I'm feelin' myself, jack off He be thinking about me when he whacks off, wax on? Wax off.
Most men learn to masturbate quickly and quietly, as testosterone-loaded adolescents worried about parents or siblings walking in and disturbing their personal time. And those secretive, fast-and-furious habits can spill into adulthood, says Emily Morse, a sex expert and host of the popular podcast Sex with Emily. Are you missing out on moves that could make your orgasms even more pleasurable?
This just in: women masturbate! It's totally normal and healthy! Everyone does it!
In fact, talking about sex with my close female friends was something of a ritual in my 20s. Those salacious, sometimes shocking discussions we had about our sexual experiences over morning coffee or an evening glass of wine are some of my fondest memories. It has been most of my life since the preteen years.
Today is the last day of masturbation month. For most of us, at Kiiroo HQ, the month was spent weaving together one blissful climax after another. We experienced sex toys of all sorts, makes, and brands. We even inserted and penetrated a few new Kiiroo prototypes.
When it comes to trying to explain the concept of consent, a number of brave philosophers have attempted to spell it out with the use of clever analogy. Lee begins by painting a portrait of a scene in which she "just got home from a long day of work" and is "feeling a little horny. Maybe my mom called — that's a real boner-killer.
May is National Masturbation Month, and we're celebrating with Feeling Yourselfa series exploring the finer points of self-pleasure. When it comes to TV and movies, scenes portraying women masturbating are basically straight out of a male director's sexual fantasy. More often than not, the woman writhes around on her back and she's usually moaning the moment her hand comes into contact with her vulva.