Let’s Talk About Masturbation

What is
Masturbation?

Masturbation is the act of touching one’s own body to become aroused and get a feeling of pleasure, often by stimulating your genitals. There are many different words used for masturbation, such as ‘jacking/jerking off’, ‘wanking’, ‘flicking the bean’, ‘fingering oneself’ or ‘self-love’, and these often end in orgasm, but not always!

When should I start
Masturbating?

It is important to know that you NEVER have to masturbate if you don’t want to.

Also, there is no right or wrong age to start. Each person will be different. You can masturbate whether you have a sexual partner or not. Children often begin touching themselves long before puberty, as their bodies grow and change. Babies have even been observed touching their genitals in the womb! It is often a source of self-comfort and self-soothing, as well as feeling nice. Many children begin masturbating as they grow and explore their changing bodies. As they grow into their teenage years and beyond, masturbating becomes a more sexual act.

It is very important that children know that masturbating is normal and will not harm them. They should know that it is not something to be ashamed of, but that they need to do so in private.

Why do people
Masturbate?

Masturbation can improve our physical, mental and sexual health, and help to create healthy sexual relationships. Here are a few amazing things that masturbation can do…