A recent study in Australia showed that 72% men and 42% of women masturbated in the past year. And there isn’t just one type of person who masturbates. People of all different ages, backgrounds and sexual preferences do it.Masturbation among women is increasingly common. While there used to be a bit of shame and secrecy around female sexuality, not anymore.
A new study reveals 92% of women regularly take time out to masturbate, a huge jump from the findings of previous studies (74% in 1979 and 62% in 1953). The Gossard Big M Survey interviewed 1,000 women, ages 18-30, and their answers indicate that not only do 9 out of 10 women play with themselves, two-thirds do it three times a week. The study refers to these as “sessions,” which we can assume doesn’t refer to the number of orgasms achieved, but rather, the time spent achieving them.
What are the effects of masturbation in females
Pain, vaginismus and dyspareunia
Some women will experience pain during masturbation over the course of their lives, and find that it hurts when they have solo sex.. We know around 75% of women will experience some pain during masturbation or sex in their lifetimes. But for those who are postmenopausal, pain during masturbation (or sex) is one of the most common problems.
‘If the pain only happens with penetrative masturbation, though, it could be that you are experiencing vaginismus (a condition involving involuntary tightening of the vaginal muscles) or dyspareunia, which are different conditions that can cause pain with penetrative intercourse [or masturbation].’ Dyspareunia means pain during sexual intercourse, when the vagina is penetrated and it can be both superficial and deep, according to whether the pain is felt in the tissues around the vulva and vaginal opening or deeper in the pelvis and abdomen.
Women climax more quickly during masturbation
Men aren’t the only ones who might find themselves peaking too early in the sack. According to a new study, a small percentage of women also experience premature orgasm. The research, a survey of Portuguese women, found that 40 percent occasionally came to orgasm faster than they intended during sex. For about 3 percent of women, the problem was chronic. A 2018 study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that typically, women climax more quickly during masturbation than during partnered sex. Just over 60 percent, or 510 women, responded to the mail-in survey. Of those, 40 percent had experienced an orgasm earlier than they’d desired at some point in their lives. Another 14 percent reported more frequent premature orgasms.
Affects other daily activities, job, family, friends etc
Masturbation in women can also Affect other daily activities, job, family, friends etc. A survey on masturbation and cybersex addiction reported that in response to learning about their partner’s online sexual activities, the survey respondents felt hurt, betrayal, rejection, abandonment, devastation, loneliness, shame, isolation, humiliation, jealousy, and anger, as well as loss of self-esteem. Being lied to repeatedly was a major cause of distress. A woman addicted to masturbating prefers loneliness and doesn’t enjoy involving himself in group activities. Therefore, this person’s social and human identity is weakened and the society deprived from a young and creative person.
According to a study published in the Journal Social and Behavioral Sciences, just like in men, women who masturbate often experience memory issues as one of the consequences of masturbating. A woman addicted to masturbating is absentminded and cannot concentrate well, because her brain is somehow temporarily altered by masturbation.
Aggression and anger
A woman addicted to masturbating is easily annoyed, is not interested in conversing with others, is bad – tempered, burst into anger, hate others’ advice and is not logical. For some women , anger is caused by an underlying disorder, such as alcoholism or depression. Anger itself isn’t considered a disorder, but anger is a known symptom of several mental health conditions.
Less enjoyment from Sex
Too much masturbation can make it hard to reach orgasm during sex if the body gets used to the stimulation of specific places that may then be neglected during sexual intercourse. For example if clitoral stimulation is too intense, it can sometimes result in increased clitoral sensitivity, which may make sex painful for a little while.
Chronic discomfort around the vulva and the opening of the vagina is known as vulvodynia. For those who experience the disorder intensely, it can feel unbearable to sit for long periods of time or masturbate at all. ‘In some people, the entire genital organ is affected, whilst in others, only some of its components, such as the clitoris are painful. This is not caused by an infection or STI, but it’s not fully understood what does cause it. SEE: Does Masturbation Cause Acne(Pimples) ?
Vaginal injuries and sexually transmitted diseases
One study by the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University found that more than half of all women have used a vibrator, and nearly one in five of them have experienced side effects like numbness and pain. About 83 percent of sex toy injuries result from getting something stuck in or on the genitalia, according to reports. It’s usually a dildo or a vibrator, but doctors and nurses have pulled out a TV remote control, cell phones, and cans of hair spray. A study of women with female partners published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases found that sharing vaginal sex toys increased the risk of vaginal infections. Sex toys could also spread HIV and hepatitis B and C. To be safe, clean all your toys with soap and warm water after each use, or use rubbing alcohol if it’s not waterproof. Check manufacturer instructions for any specifics. SEE: How to Stop Masturbation Addiction Permanently