It seems there’s quite a lot of fascination for the world of female masturbation.
Perhaps that’s because girls don’t feel the need to chat about it as they’re enjoying their morning coffee, or perhaps they just don’t feel it’s necessary information to share.
For some, it’s just way too personal. And really, what’s the need for others to know what we fantasise about when we finally get a bit of ahem.. alone time?
But, scrolling through Twitter, it seems the male population is still genuinely intrigued as to what masturbation means for a woman.
And so, we thought we’d clear up this huge dilemma by answering all of these really important questions.
We asked six girls the most popular masturbation questions guys wanted the answers to.
Beth, 23, Eve, 20, Chloe 18, Lia, 25, Lucie 25, and Lorna, 20, have opened up to us about their most intimate, personal experiences.
1. Do girls masturbate?
Eve: I can’t speak on behalf of all women, but I can speak on behalf of all the women that I know, and the answer is yes. We all masturbate!
Chloe: Yes, there is a stigma around women masturbating, but the truth is, girls enjoy pleasuring themselves as much as any guy.
Lia: Yes. And if they don’t they should.
2. How often do girls masturbate?
Beth: I probably masturbate around three times a week.
Eve: Whenever they have a spare 15 minutes. Realistically, whenever they feel like it. Sometimes it’s necessary; sometimes we just get bored.
Lucie: I do it pretty much every day if I get the chance. Some girls do it frequently and others not so much.
Chloe: Again, it depends on the lady, but i know girls who masturbate daily, weekly, or never.
3. Do girls masturbate to dick pics?
Beth: I’ll wank to a dick pic but that’s last resort.
Lia: Personally no, most girls I’ve spoken to don’t seem to like them either, perhaps some people find them flattering to receive but I think most people find them kind of awkward and unnecessary.
Lucie: No I certainly don’t masturbate to dick pics. I couldn’t really think of much else that would keep me from climaxing. Why on Earth guys think we want to see them is beyond me. They are to go inside and not to be seen… Although we of course can’t help but check out the size, dick pics are a complete turn off.
Lorna: It really depends on who the dick pics are from. I use my boyfriend’s pics for inspiration. Before I was with my boyfriend and people sent them to me, I was more likely to laugh and delete them than masturbate.
4. Why do girls pretend they don’t watch porn or masturbate?
Beth: I don’t know if many girls do watch porn, I don’t know many. If they do then perhaps it’s that they are just embarrassed. Personally I think guys love it if you tell them you do. But that’s just because I’m a filthy bitch.
Eve: I think there’s a lot of judgement around female sexuality, especially masturbation. Females are seen as sexual beings as soon as they hit puberty but it’s very unusual for them to embrace it themselves. They will often be criticised for being open about their sexuality and learn not to talk about it, or even to lie about it.
Lucie: I’m very confident and believe in woman having the same social status as men. I’m very comfortable with my sexuality and so have never denied it, or denied watching porn. Most of my friends do too. Some of my mates even send me links to good porn. I’m also more than happy to watch porn with my boyfriends. This isn’t the case for all though. IT’s because we still live in a very sexist world where having a wank is seen as something men do. There’s the notion that all porn is aimed at men and it sets ridiculous standards for women.
The fact that guys make such a big deal about it doesn’t help either. But it’s definitely not because we aren’t doing it because we all are… normally because guys can’t finish the job!
Lorna: I literally have no idea, I’ve always been pretty open about it. It’s not something we even discuss between us girls very often. It’s kind of a private thing.
5. Do girls masturbate as much as guys?
Chloe: This obviously varies depending on the person, but from my point of view, yes, they do.
Lia: Sure. Some even do it more than guys.
Lucie: I know I definitely do it a fair amount. I heard it burns calories too, I couldn’t think of a better way to get fit. A few years back I would’ve said boys probably do it more than girls. But nowadays with Ann Summers and Fifty Shades Of Grey it’s so much more acceptable (and fun) for girls to hit the big ‘O’ alone – and let’s face it, that’s the only time most of us do get there.
Lorna: Assuming guys masturbate when they’re tired, stressed, bored, horny or have 10 spare minutes. Then yes.
6. How do girls masturbate with long fingernails?
Beth: If I have long nails I use a dildo or a bullet. Never get the claws up there! Wouldn’t be comfortable.
Eve: Very carefully! Most girls won’t actually go ‘inside’ when masturbating unless using sex toys, but would be especially avoided if she has long nails.
Chloe: Masturbation doesn’t need to be done manually. The long fingernail problem can be fixed with the help of a vibrator or dildo.
Lucie: My nails are my own so I don’t have any problems there but I do wonder how girls with long false nails don’t do themselves an injury. Then again, what guys don’t realise is that girls don’t finger themselves. Like, ever! The clit is the holy grail of the vagina and boys would do well to remember this.
In fact we don’t even need our hands. We have a whole array of toys to use. We probably have a much better time than guys do. They wonder why some girls don’t want to have sex – the bitter truth is nothing can make you cum like a rabbit can.
7. Do girls fantasise about guys often?
Eve: I think so, but not necessarily in the same way as men. I think a woman’s desire for a man can be more complex. However for a lot of women I know that being turned on is a very mental, rather than physical, experience.
Lorna: Yes and no. I often think of my boyfriend (especially as we’re long distance). Sometimes about a hot celebrity. I’m bisexual so it’s not always going to be guys, and sometimes if I get distracted I stop fantasising altogether and start trying to remember what it was I wanted to buy at Aldi later.
Beth: I normally try and fantasise about the guy I’m seeing, if I am seeing one at the time.
8. Do girls masturbate when they poop like guys do?
Beth: I don’t think any girl masturbates when having a poo. It’d be very messy and gross.
Eve: I can’t say I have ever pooped and masturbated at the same time, and I’m not sure if I ever would.
Lia: Not that I know of. I didn’t even know that guys did that.
Lorna: No! My God is this a thing? I just asked my boyfriend and best friend. They have confirmed this is not a thing.
9. Do girls masturbate to relieve stress?
Beth: I definitely think it relieves a sexual build up, especially as I’m single and don’t often get much d***. I try to wait to masturbate as long as possible though because I’d rather have sex.
Eve: I think masturbation can be very stress-relieving. I was once told to always “have some me time” before making any big, important decisions.
Chloe: Absolutely! Work or school stress? Orgasm! Relationship stress? Orgasm! It’s great.
Lucie: Yes. A whole load of stress is relieved – unless you can’t reach orgasm. Then you will become more stressed than when you began. Best hope you have time and battery life for round two!
Lorna: Of course! Orgasms are relaxing, it’s a fact. Plus if you’re masturbating then I’m assuming you’re on your own, not talking to any one and fairly comfy. The whole thing is fairly stress-free, unless it’s a danger wank. That’s quite stressful.
10. What do girls masturbate to?
Beth: I watch porn when I masturbate. I love lesbian porn or threesome porn but I’m not gay. It makes me feel dirty and I think it makes me more confident when I’m having sex.
Eve: Anything that turns them on! As much as it is an intimate experience with your own body it doesn’t always require a room full of candles and mood music. Some women watch porn, some just use their imagination.
Chloe: Anything! Or even nothing! Unlike men, we don’t necessarily need porn to stimulate/arouse us, but it does help. Sometimes we just use our imagination.
Lucie: Two words: Porn and Hub. It’s not just for you guys, okay? And I think girls fantasise a lot. But we are more detailed than men – it will be more like a scenario. We don’t open up a porno and start bashing one out over a naked fitty – not even Jamie Dornan. It’s takes a bit more to get us flowing.
11. Do girls find it flattering when guys masturbate to their Facebook pictures?
Beth: I don’t really think it’s that attractive, a guy wanking over Facebook pictures. A face personally doesn’t arouse me that much.
Chloe: Not really. Sure some girls may find it flattering but generally, we don’t want strangers c**ming over our selfies.
Lia: I can totally see why some people would find that flattering, it’s a compliment to how attractive someone finds you. Not sure I’d admit to someone that I get off to a picture of their face, though.
Lucie: Personally I’d be flattered if someone got off over one of my selfies. Wank away.
Lorna: I can’t say I’m flattered, but I’m not offended either. If you really want to get off to a photo of me drunk and pouting be my guest.