As much as we wish it weren’t true, there’s still some cultural stigma surrounding the idea of masturbation, even in today’s progressive age — particularly for women. We’re not sure why, exactly, self-pleasuring remains so taboo.
The truth of the matter? There’s absolutely nothing embarrassing about it!
We talked to Dr. Kat Van Kirk, licensed marriage and sex therapist and resident sex expert for Adam and Eve, about the intriguing reasons to get your rocks off all on your own. And boy, are they juicy!
1. Women who masturbate are more confident.
“Frankly, masturbation is a public health issue. Research suggests that women and men who learn to masturbate early have higher self-esteem and are less likely to have early unprotected sex, a lower incidence of STDs, and higher satisfaction when it comes to their sex life later on.”