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Female Masturbation

Removing Stigma Through Discovery

Gretchen Kuhsel | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women
Gretchen Kuhsel

It's seemingly impossible to engage in a candid discussion about "flickin' the bean," even from girlfriends who are quick to talk about their explicit escapades. But like many misconceptions about female sexuality, the blame can't be placed on one single person.

Christian Author: Female Masturbation Is 'Direct Path To Satan'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.14.2016 | Weird News

A Christian author is warning women that "masturbation is a direct path to Satan." Mack Major of Eden Decoded wrote on Facebook that "too many Christ...

'Broad City' And The Self-Love Revolution

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.16.2016 | Arts

The scene: A lit candle. The faint sounds of "Happy to Be Sad" by Keeper. A Janet Jackson poster. Ears dressed in the most "yas kween"-evoking jewelry...

Taking Female Orgasm to the Next Level

Stephen Snyder MD | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Stephen Snyder MD

My computer is talking to me, whispering words of encouragement as I trace big circles with my finger on my trackpad. My cursor grazes over the vulva of the woman lying before me onscreen.

22 Sexy Songs That Give Female Masturbation The Love It Deserves

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women

In August, Hailee Steinfeld released her debut single and music video -- an upbeat song called "Love Myself." With lyrics like "know how to satisfy, k...

Glorious Tumblr Provides The Nudes Of Art History With The Vibrators They've Long Desired

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts

Posing nude as the subject of an iconic artwork has its ups and downs. On the upside, your voluptuous bod will be immortalized and exhibited for all t...

Macy Gray Wrote An Epic Love Song...To Her Vibrator

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women

As if we needed another reason to praise the existence of sex toys, please say hello to the most epic love song ever: singer-songwriter Macy Gray's ba...

I Touch Myself

Vanessa de Largie | Posted 07.09.2016 | Women
Vanessa de Largie

What's desperate about loving yourself and honoring your own needs? If you're hungry, you eat. If you're thirsty, you drink. If you're horny, you do something sexual. It's not rocket science. Where's the issue here? No government or church will ever control my orgasms, I know that.

The Power Of Seeing Women Masturbate On TV

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women

The fifth episode of Lifetime's "UnREAL" opens with a shot of protagonist and reality TV producer Rachel (played by Shiri Appleby) masturbating with a...

Female Masturbation Has A Brand Spankin' (And Sparkly) New Name

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women

Clitoris and glitter and pleasure, oh my! "Klittra" -- Sweden's unofficial new term for female masturbation -- combines the words "clitoris" (klito...

How 8 Women Discovered Masturbation -- And What They Wish They Knew

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women

From reading Sex For Dummies to playing around with a vibrating hairbrush, every woman has a unique first-time story. First time masturbating, that is...

Do Married Couples Masturbate? Men And Women Open Up

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.11.2015 | Weddings

Despite the taboo that still surrounds masturbation, it's safe to say most everyone you know does it. Data from the National Survey of Sexual Health a...

Alanna Vagianos

13 Reasons Every Woman Should Masturbate | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women

Screw diamonds, a little DIY is a girl's best friend. Historically, masturbation has gotten a bad rap, but a party for one is still a party. And t...

Why It Took Me Until My 50s To Feel OK About Masturbation

Erica Jagger | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

I started masturbating when I was five. Before I fell asleep, I would lie in bed on my stomach, my yellow cloth doll between my legs. I'd grind on the head of the doll, fantasizing about a giant ice cream cone (really), until a mysterious, magical feeling radiated up and out from my core.

Honestly, This Is How A Lot Of Us Learned To Masturbate

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 09.24.2014 | Comedy

Sometimes your first crush -- and orgasm -- is on (literally on) a teddy bear. Don't believe us? Then watch as Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Fram...

Why These Women Say 'Masturbation Is A No-No'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For many folks, remaining a virgin until marriage is a choice based in religious values, and as these women described to HuffPost Live on Tuesday, tho...

This Is How Often Women Masturbate

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women

Clicking the mouse. Auditioning the finger puppets. Paddling the pink canoe. Finger painting. There are a whole lot of silly euphemisms for masturbati...

WATCH: Cyndi Lauper Reveals Surprising (Gay) Inspiration Behind Classic Song

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

To mark the 30th anniversary of her smash album, "She's So Unusual," Cyndi Lauper revealed the surprise gay inspiration behind her then-controversial ...

Why Is Masturbation Taboo On TV?

Posted 10.23.2013 | TV

Sex and violence are becoming more and more common on television, but it seems networks draw the line at self-pleasure. The pilot of "Reign," a new...

Artist Encourages Women To 'Rub Out' In Public

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts

Female masturbation is a two-word phrase that hasn't quite made itself at home in the general public's conversations. Whether a woman is embarrassed t...

Female Orgasm: There's an App for That

Jill Di Donato | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women
Jill Di Donato

When I was 10 years old, I confessed to a girlfriend that I liked to touch my breasts until my nipples got hard. She replied, "Ew!" But isn't the first and truest love self-love? Thankfully, we have come a long way from the days of my youth.

David Moye

Laaaadies: 'International Clitoris Awareness Week' Is Coming | David Moye | Posted 05.02.2013 | Weird News

Mention the word "clitoris" and some people get touchy -- and not in a good way. But that could change quickly because May 6—12 as the first ever...

Ruthless Methods to Subdue Sexuality

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

My mother snapped, "Why would anyone buy the cow when they can have the milk for free?" To be compared to livestock made me feel like a useless possession. I had intelligence, right? I had wit and a depth of emotion and experiences to share. Surely my modesty wasn't the only bargaining chip?

Sex for One for the Ethical Slut

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.25.2013 | Queer Voices
Robert Levithan

Betty Dodson has done more for masturbation than anyone I know. Her workshops and books, particularly Sex for One, have helped countless women connect with themselves as ground zero for pleasure.

More Orgasm Questions

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Rob Brooks

Mary Roach is funny, and very deft at speaking about difficult topics without descending into smut or anaesthetising the audience with euphemism. And yet I came away from this talk feeling quite undernourished.