We asked COSMO readers about how, where and why they really masturbate… Here’s everything you ever wondered about THAT subject – and what you really do.
You’ve seen the Hollywood female masturbation scenes: the ones shot in dappled light with a woman arching her back, a sly and sexy smile playing across her lips as she oh-so-slowly slips one hand down her knickers.
Chances are, as she sighs softly in perfect, ladylike time to a cheesy soundtrack, part of you is doing a quick comparison that leaves you wondering if your solo sex style doesn’t make you a little, um, freaky.
Relax! Jilling off hasn’t been represented on screen for very long, after all, and mostly, the writers and directors responsible for these out-of-whack scenes are dudes: they’re showing us what guys want to see or what guys imagine, not what real women do when they’re engaged in intimate acts of self-pleasure. And who can blame men? Female self-stimulation is such a taboo subject that us girls generally don’t even bring it up among ourselves. Not even with those super-close friends to whom we disclose blackmail-quality, boy-girl detail.
But we do it, too. And COSMO readers have told us exactly how, where, why and what. You’ll never feel freaky again….
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YOU DO IT HOW OFTEN?
Five or more days a week: 8%
Two to four days a week: 27%
One to three times a fortnight: 30%
Once or twice a month: 13%
A few times a year: 9%
Don’t know, it changes: 5%
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SOLO OR SHARED?
Two for tea
4% masturbate with a partner, while he masturbates, too.
25% masturbate with a partner, as foreplay before penetrative sex.
Better late than never
9% masturbate with a partner after penetrative sex to reach orgasm.
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YOU DO IT WHERE?
15% masturbate mainly in the tub.
Show’er the way
7% masturbate mainly in the shower.
60% self-pleasure while tucked in bed.
15% mainly flick more than the buttons on the remote when watching television.
3% mainly do the solo ‘elsewhere’.
‘I like to touch myself in the car, while driving.’
‘The office toilets – that’s my preferred spot.’
‘I often do it at work, in the office.’
‘I’m not fussy: anywhere’s good.’
‘I like the couch in the lounge – after I’ve made sure everything’s locked up.’
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