Sex and Relationships

Female Masturbation

Why it is okay for Women to Pleasure Themselves

By: Tarah Maurice

Why are we at such a loss for conversation when it comes to women touching themselves? Men have more than a dozen terms at their fingertips. Most of the phrases sound juvenile and friendly.  Polishing the sword, walking the dog, spanking the monkey are all boyish acts, treated as a “rite of passage” for young men.

Women have terms with dirty connotation such as gagging the clam and digging the trench. This is because masterbation is expected of men due to their alleged high sex drives, while female masturbation is frowned upon and considered a deviant behavior.

This type of thinking promotes shame among girls. There are many positive aspects to self-pleasure and excellent health benefits. Here are a few reasons why women should no longer be ashamed of masterbating:

Masterbation helps you sleep. Orgasms relieve tension and exhaust the body, which in turn allows you to fall asleep quicker. The release of dopamine and oxytocin release stress and advocate a better night’s sleep. When you climax, dopamine and oxytocin are released causing an inner sense of calmness. When your blood pressure is low, your body is at a state of relaxation and your mind is at ease, allowing you to fall into a deeper slumber.

Self pleasuring promotes healthy body image. Your body should be your best friend. It is one of the only things that will be with you your whole entire life. Part of becoming besties with your body includes exploring it. Touching yourself will introduce you to a whole new world of pleasure. You will know exactly what makes you orgasm, and how long it takes to climax.

Above all, masterbation is the ultimate safe sex practice. You cannot catch any sexually transmitted diseases or infections and you won’t have to worry about unwanted pregnancy.
Masturbation is a normal, enjoyable and healthy experience. Rejoice in the discovery of your body and ride solo!

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