(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 they brought up masturbation. Up until a few months ago, I was COMPLETELY embarrassed about masturbation.
I think they felt uncomfortable and a little astonished that I was so open with my sexuality.I think masturbation is a completely normal and healthy expression of loving your body and who you are.There's so many good things that come from having an orgasm so why wouldn't you?You've got to learn what you like and figure yourself out before someone else can." — Annaka, 17 5. I had my first orgasm, and after that, it became something I had to do every night.I'm proud that I'm so in tune with myself." — Jordyn, 1913. At first, I didn't know what to do, and then I kind of just learned to move my hips around to get different feelings.
I like to fantasize about guys when I'm doing it and I let the faucet do all the work.
"I started experimenting with masturbation last year.
I was a little nervous about it, but when I attempted it, I felt a little pleasure and wasn't so turned off by the idea anymore.
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.
Since then, I would say I regularly masturbate maybe three times a week, whenever I have free time in my bed really. It's empowered me to take control of my body and dictate when and how I experience pleasure. Or sometimes when I'm texting my friends in the group chat I'll be like, "brb gonna go mb." It's completely normal.