Female masturbation continues to be a taboo. While we are moving towards embracing our sexuality at a fast pace, there are quite a few things that still manage to scandalize us or at least, leave us in a daze. While the change will take time, we’re here to make it a tad bit easier for you. Here are 10 myths about masturbation no girl should ever believe!
Myth 1: Women don’t need to masturbate
This is utter and complete nonsense. Women are sexual beings, just like men. Physical pleasure is made for both sexes and anyone who tells you otherwise is just lying. Ideally, a woman should explore her sexuality before she allows a man to do so.
Myth 2: If you’re having sex, you should not masturbate
The joys of self-fulfillment should not be restricted by whether you have a partner or not. In fact, a couple can go ahead and explore their sexuality by masturbating together!
Myth 3: Saliva is the best lubricant
Saliva as a lubricant during masturbation does not work well for women. Simply because it causes a higher risk of developing yeast infections as saliva disrupts the balance of vaginal bacteria. Women should use water-based lubricants for best results!
Myth 4: If you masturbate it means you’re ‘desperate’
Let’s say it the last time and let’s say it out loud - wanting or needing any kind of physical pleasure does not make you desperate. Since we strive to be strong independent women, why can’t we have some part of our pleasure in our own hands?
Myth 5: You can only orgasm with a partner
How would you feel if we told you that you don’t really need a partner to experience an orgasm? Yes, you can reach climax all on your own. In fact, it might just be better and faster!
Myth 6: It kills your sex drive
Quite the contrary, actually! Masturbation is one of the best ways to explore your sexuality and even increase it. It is only when you know what you like and how you like it that you can achieve the nirvana of physical pleasure.
Myth 7: Women can’t masturbate during their periods
False! It is completely safe for a woman to masturbate while she is on her periods. It might be a little trickier because your skin is more sensitive around that time. All you have to do is figure out a way that works for you and then stick with it. In fact, an orgasm can actually help provide some relief from period cramps! How cool is that?
Myth 8: Masturbation makes you infertile
Masturbation does not affect your chances of getting pregnant. Make sure, however, that you keep your sex toys and other equipment you might use, in a clean and hygienic place.
Myth 9: It should stop after a certain age
Masturbation is not something that has to start and stop at a certain age. It’s a perfectly healthy activity and as long as you feel like doing it, you definitely should!
Myth 10: It is unhealthy..
Masturbation is probably one of the safest ways you can pleasure yourself. Of course, there is a risk of developing a skin irritation or an infection but nothing that you can’t easily cure or take precautions against, the next time you give masturbation a shot!