Female masturbation is when you’re a female (duh!) and you touch your own body for sexual pleasure. People usually touch their genitals, and often to the point of orgasm – though not always. Most people masturbate to enjoy sexual pleasure and relieve sexual tension.
Masturbation has physical, as well as mental, emotional, and even spiritual components. It obviously involves the body, but what we think about, read, listen to, or watch while we masturbate involves the mind and our emotions too.
What gets us off is unique to every individual’s mind-body system.
It may sound odd to consider masturbation as spiritual, because throughout history many cultures and religions have shamed it. However, masturbation has the potential to help us get more connected with our body, our breath, and the present moment.
By learning and appreciating what brings us pleasure, we get more deeply in touch with our personal wants and needs. This is helpful when we’re in the bedroom with a partner but also for life in general!
By exploring what feels good to you, and allowing yourself to enjoy all of the feelings and sensations, masturbation can be a source of personal empowerment. When you know just how you tick, and are willing to let go and ride the waves of pleasure, you build inner confidence and self-trust.
Masturbation can be scary at first!
However, with a stronger connection to yourself, it becomes easier to say ‘yes’ to what you really want, and ‘no’ to what you really don’t – both in sex and in life more broadly.