Female masturbation is often seen as a taboo subject. Despite research showing that women masturbate as frequently as men, it's still not a topic that all females openly discuss. The Swedes have even created a new term for female masturbation in an attempt to stop women from being put off talking about the topic by the usual male-associated words. We spoke to women about their own experiences of masturbation and got some expert tips on how to make things work for you, including from Strawberry Siren, former Miss Burlesque Australia and the creator of the Pussy Play Masterclass, a workshop on the art of playing with yourself. Understanding the different bits of your body is the first step towards successful stimulation.
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I Went to a Female Masturbation Class
If the world was ending, at least I was leaving with a bang. Multiple bangs if I was lucky. The leader of the workshop is the legendary 83 - year-old sex educator, Betty Dodson. She started going to group sex parties and while watching couples get down she noticed a pattern: All the men were climaxing and all the women were faking it.
Porn isn't exactly famed for its realism. Women masturbate with legs splayed and backs arched, orgasming after a few minutes of frantic rubbing and moaning. But in reality, those positions aren't necessarily the most conducive to pleasure for women. What might seem hot in a male fantasy — which informs much of the porn we watch — isn't always close to what actually gets women off. I must admit, it hadn't occurred to me that the way I masturbate might have been influenced by the porn I was privy to growing up.
H ot on the heels of the recent viral success of the How to Make Me Come Tumblr, a new website is cashing in on the long-awaited breakdown of our societal taboos around discussions of female sexual pleasure. OMGYes aims to educate its users who might be owners of vulvas and vaginas themselves, or have partners who are, or both to create better, more enjoyable orgasms. The website recently garnered attention when Emma Watson announced she was a paid-up subscriber.