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7 Women Share 7 Very Convincing Reasons To Masturbate

06/03/2015 09:35 am ET | Updated Jun 03, 2015

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In a recent video from Refinery29, seven women talk about the reasons they masturbate and why it's simply awesome. Some of the women talk about why they menage a moi, while others share some reasons why it's so important to discuss the topic of women and masturbation.

As one woman in the video points out, "It puts girls at a disadvantage to not talk about masturbation.” We couldn't agree more. So here are seven reasons every woman should masturbate, according to women who keep the habit:

1.You become more comfortable with your body.
“It’s just figuring out your body and figuring out yourself and what you like. And there’s nothing to be ashamed of with that."

2. It doesn't matter how old you are.
“It’s totally not gross for a 60-year-old to masturbate or for somebody my age to masturbate or younger. It’s just totally normal, it feels great.”

3. It's a great way to get a conversation going about women and their bodies. Education is key, people.
“For females there’s so much talk out there about guys masturbating, it would be nice for there to be more discussion about what ladies do. And in a way [when women talk about masturbation], that's ladies in charge of the conversation.”

4. It doesn’t have to be a big event for it to be fun.
“Just do it, just masturbate like a human being. You don’t have to take yourself out to dinner -- just get on it!”

5. Masturbation is a great way to help you love your body.
“You know that expression ‘You can’t actually love others if you can’t love yourself.’ I think sexuality is the same way.”

6. It's a reminder that you're in charge of your body.
“What’s nice about masturbation is no one else has to know what you’re doing. And there’s a lot of power in that because you don’t to tell anyone if you don’t want to. It’s your body and you can do whatever you want.”

7. It allows you to explore your sexuality.
“It does help you to become a more sexually empowered person which is an important thing for living your life.”

As one woman says in the video: “I’m a horny woman and I’m allowed to masturbate so I do.” Damn straight. Get to it ladies.

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