Straighttalk|Can girls masturbate?
Q:In my hostel, I am teased endlessly about being a prude. Last week, I was shocked to find some girls behaving strangely in the loo. I have one question. Can girls masturbate?Updated: Mar 24, 2005 20:03 IST
In my hostel, I am teased endlessly about being a prude. Last week, I was shocked to find some girls behaving strangely in the loo. I have one question. Can girls masturbate?
Yes both boys and girls can and do masturbate. Most adolescents’ first experience with sexual pleasure and orgasm is through masturbation. Boys most often start masturbating between the ages of 13-15 years and girls a little later, usually around 15 years. This behaviour continues past adolescence.
Masturbation is the most common source of orgasm for both males and females, and for most boys, the source of their first ejaculation.
Masturbation can be tension relieving and enjoyable, and does not affect the future sexual life of a female or a male.
It is now accepted as a form of safe sexual practice and decreases the vulnerability of the adolescents to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) through unsafe sexual contacts and high-risk behaviour.
First Published: Mar 24, 2005 20:03 IST