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.
It seems there’s quite a lot of fascination for the world of female masturbation.
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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.
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. No matter why you like to do it, one of the best things about masturbation is that there's no right or wrong way to go about it; you just need to do whatever feels best for you. According to Emily Morse, Doctor of Human Sexuality and host of the Sex With Emily podcast , the key to having great solo sex especially for women is to get your brain on board first.
Skip navigation! Women may not discuss masturbation habits much, but most of us do it. Globally, women masturbate less often than men.