Masturbation — there , we said it. Touching yourself might feel taboo and you might be embarrassed to talk about it, but exploring your sexuality is totally normal. It's a healthy way to learn about yourself and your body, so you feel more comfortable when you're ready to have a sexual partner. And hey, it's fun and feels good, too. If you think you're the only one of your friends who has done it, you're probably not. Here, 18 girls open up about how they do it, how often they do it, and all the complicated feelings pleasure, empowerment, happiness, embarrassment that go along with it. I had no idea at that time what it even meant, but handy ol' Google quickly filled me in.
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The Scientific and Personal Benefits of Not Masturbating - VICE
Chastity is not a foreign concept to me. More than once I've been in a relationship where, because I and the other person were heavily into starving ourselves of sex for sexual reasons, abstinence was enforced. The longest I went was about three weeks, meaning no sex and no masturbation — and therefore no orgasms — for 21 days. It turned my life around; I got work done, I kept my house clean, I finished off personal projects that procrastination had always forbid me from finishing. I realised that a self-enforced period of blue balls can actually be a lot better for the mind, body and soul that I'd first assumed.