7 Things Every 20-Something Girl Should Know About Masturbation
Neha GuptaSenior Lifestyle Writer, POPxo
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So you’re reading this article, but probably wouldn’t admit to (ever) masturbating if someone was to ask, right? Oh, it’s okay, we’ve all been there. Even though many women masturbate (the many needs of the human body, we swear!), we don’t really talk about it. But we should. So, here we are with 7 things every 20 something girl must know about “self-love”...
1. Your sex drive only goes up with age, along with your “need” to masturbate…
Yup, like we said before, most women masturbate (even if they don’t admit to it), and with age and practice, and as they understand their body’s needs better…well, they keep at it.
2. In fact, the more you masturbate…the better sex you tend to have!
Sounds weird? Well, it’s really not so weird if you connect the dots. So, if you masturbate regularly, you become aware of what you like, and how you like it. And once you discover this invaluable information, you can then direct your partner to do just that in bed too. See? It’s a win-win.
3. However, unexpected people might pop up in your head while you’re busy helping yourself!
Don’t feel guilty, it’s really okay. It doesn’t mean that you want to have sex with that hot celeb who happened to make an entrance in your fantasy. Our minds get confused screening images while we’re nearing an orgasm, and unexpected faces turn up!
4. Also, sometimes you may just not be able to do it.
Why that may happen can range from nothing really exciting you, to you not feeling your best - there’s no certain reason why you can’t get off. Although, this doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you! Just not the best time, that’s all.
5. External stimulation can help!
We know you may be slightly hesitant about using sex toys for your own pleasure, but there are a few things available in the market that can act as the catalyst you’re looking for - and without making you feel like you’re going overboard. It’s never too late to experiment a bit!
6. Men tend to masturbate more than women, and start at a younger age...
But you knew that already, didn’t you? These numbers will still mildly interest you. While women supposedly masturbate about 5 times a month on an average, men masturbate more than double - almost 12 times a month. But that’s also partly because most women usually start in their late teens or early twenties.
7. Masturbation also helps with cramps and menopause
Yes, studies show that masturbation does not only help in relieving menstrual cramps by reducing muscle tension but also helps during the many changes our bodies undergo through the menopausal stage.