No, absolutely not, yet so many reasons why we should. As well as being a horny moment of pleasure, as seen in my recent film SWING, enjoying a quiet little moment of female self-pleasure on your own can have many health benefits too. Finding some you time to sit and relax and enjoy finding your own sexual self-stimulation has been noted to be something we should all do more often, but do we really do it enough?
Dr. Lauren Streicher, an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University and author of Sex Rx: Hormones Health And Your Best Sex Ever, has commented about the benefit we can expect that female and male masturbation can benefit your health by helping you sleep, relieving stress and simply being more comfortable with your body. She also noted that, similar to working out or getting a massage, self-stimulation is a great way for you to relax both emotionally and physically. Instead of buying an expensive massage, you can just stay in and give yourself one.
Female masturbation is still a bit of a taboo subject, and the amount of time we allow ourselves such simple and healthy pleasure is not as much as we should do.
Women most actively masturbate between the ages of 25 and 29 yrs with 51% of women admitting masturbating in the last month, whereas between 30 and 49 yrs only 39% of us masturbated in the last month. In general women in long term relationships tend to masturbate less. When we do have that quiet time 1 in 7 of us spend no more than 5 minutes at any one time.
However, this may change as we buy and enjoy the use of more SEX TOYS. The use of such toys is certainly aiding our singular pleasure with 32% of us admitting we do use a sex toy most of the time (75% of the time) 28 per cent used one half of the time (50%) and a further 19 per cent used one all of the time (100%). Apparently 37% of us admit we like to masturbate while looking at ourselves in the mirror.
So reach for your toy, grab some you time, choose your film or erotic story and enjoy.