For many people, masturbation is a taboo subject that simply isn’t spoken about. Unfortunately, this veil of secrecy around can lead to myths forming and taking hold in people’s minds. These myths, effectively mistruths, can lead to an unhealthy belief that masturbation is wrong, unhealthy, and something that should be avoided.
The reality is that many women (as we will see below) masturbate and enjoy its mental, physical, and emotional benefits. Female masturbation is a normal and healthy activity. In this blog post, we will highlight and bust five common myths about masturbation for women.
1. Most Women Don’t Masturbate
There is a long-held belief that masturbation is not common among women. The reality is quite the reverse, with studies showing us that 76% of American women masturbate. The most interesting statistic, perhaps, that only 66% of Americans think that women do.
This underestimation of how many women masturbate is quite staggering, though the point remains that more than three-quarters of women do masturbate. If you thought you were in the minority by masturbating, you definitely aren’t.
2. It Ruins Sex With a Partner
Unfortunately, this myth has been perpetuated throughout the decades and has led to feelings of shame and confusion for many. The reality is that masturbation has no negative effect on having sex with a partner.
Actually, the reality is true as masturbation is a great way to learn what sort of stimulation works best for you. Getting to know your own body can make sex more enjoyable for both you and your partner.
3. There Is Such a Thing As ‘Too Much’
Put simply, there is no such thing about too much masturbation. Every woman is different and women have been libido levels. Some women masturbate daily, others a few times a week, and more simply masturbate occasionally—there is no right or wrong amount!
If frequent masturbation becomes an obsession that eventually interferes with your family functioning and work performance, that is a different story. But this is a rare issue.
4. Masturbation Is Without Health Benefits
There are actually plenty of health benefits of female masturbation. It can help to increase blood flow throughout your body and release endorphins (feel-good brain chemicals). Even if you don’t orgasm, you’ll likely feel better and that you have ‘blown off some steam’. Masturbation can also ease postmenopause sex problems, preventing the vagina from narrowing and relieving moisture and tissue problems.
5. It Makes You More Promiscuous
Nope, this one is also a myth. There is no evidence or logic to the suggestion that women who masturbate are more promiscuous and likely to cheat on their partners. It’s as simple as that.
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Dispel These Myths About Female Masturbation
Female masturbation is a normal and healthy activity. There is no reason to feel ashamed about it or hide it.
In fact, discussing masturbation is in itself a normal and healthy activity. Thankfully, in this modern age, the above myths are less and less believed.
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