Kristen Mark March 3, This article was scientifically fact-checked by Human Sexuality expert Dr. Laurie Mintz. Recently, I conducted a study in collaboration with Good in Bed on penis perceptions. Though the study covered a wide range of penis-related subjects—including size, self-image, erectile dysfunction , and premature ejaculation —I found particularly interesting the statistics that highlighted a masturbation gap between men and women. Specifically, 25 percent of male respondents reported masturbating almost every day, compared to 8. Even when reporting less frequent masturbatory behavior, male respondents reported masturbating at a higher rate than female respondents, with just 24 percent of women masturbating two to three times a week, versus 35 percent of men.
Why Women Should Aim to Close That Masturbation Gap Despite All of This
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But, scrolling through Twitter, it seems the male population is still genuinely intrigued as to what masturbation means for a woman. We all masturbate! Realistically, whenever they feel like it. Some girls do it frequently and others not so much. MORE: The history of sex toys and masturbation in 10 fascinating facts. Why on Earth guys think we want to see them is beyond me. Personally I think guys love it if you tell them you do. They will often be criticised for being open about their sexuality and learn not to talk about it, or even to lie about it. Most of my friends do too. Some of my mates even send me links to good porn.
1. The Majority Of Women Have Masturbated At Some Point
If you've ever wondered what the most common female masturbation fantasies are, you're definitely not alone — being curious about what turns other people on is just part of human nature. In honor of National Masturbation Month , global sex toy retailer Lovehoney conducted a survey of 4, people about their masturbation habits and fantasies, and the results prove that self-pleasure is just as popular with women as it is with men. According to the study, 51 percent of women masturbate regularly even while they're in a relationship , which is only a bit less compared to their male counterparts — 59 percent of men said they masturbate regularly. Plus, a whopping 69 percent of the women surveyed by Lovehoney said that masturbation is a mood-booster for them, and 34 percent feel that masturbation improves their overall sex lives.
Skip navigation! Women may not discuss masturbation habits much, but most of us do it. Globally, women masturbate less often than men. The research also revealed some interesting findings about women's "masturbation routines", namely, their preferred way. Using our imagination. The most popular way for women to get their rocks off? According to a separate piece of research conducted in the US last year , the most common fantasies are having sex with multiple people and sex with a famous person. It's a good thing there's now a better variety of ethical and feminist porn available online. Sex toys. Thinking about a past experience.