Just like periods, female masturbation is one of those topics that are met with beet-red blushing, awkward silence or a fit of giggles. But the reality is that loving yourself really isn’t all that taboo. More women are getting touchy-feely, lovey-dovey with themselves than you probably realize.
So in honor of the female anatomy and all the amazing things about the female orgasm, we’re teaching you about the ladylike art of masturbation.
1. More women masturbate than you think.
Okay, so maybe it’s not all day, every day, but this statistic is definitely not the perfect picture of modesty we tend to envision for ladyfolk: 92 percent of women masturbate regularly, the other 8 percent are probably lying.
2. Women are masturbating more often.
Moreover, 60 percent of women indulge in some self-lovin’ about two to three times a week. About 10 percent of women do it every day. Different strokes for different (lady)folks.
3. Some women are psychic masturbators.
n other words, they can turn themselves on and even orgasm with their minds. That’s a special talent, right there. Barry Komisaruk, a neuroscientist from Rutgers University, studied women who can climax without touching themselves. In his study, he observed female volunteers in an MRI machine who could quite literally think their way to orgasm just as intense as if they had done it the old-fashioned way. But don’t judge. It’s all in the name of science, guys.