So I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the TikTok video of the girl who goes to the bathroom just to wash her hands at 2 am. If you have though, you either know or have no clue what that video means. The video went viral, and I am glad it was seen by so many viewers because it is such a taboo topic.
Now, if you still do not know what I am talking about, I am talking about female masturbation. We hear a lot about men jacking off to porn or some shit, and it’s been normalized. However, we don’t usually hear about women’s pleasuring themselves sexually. It is a very uncommon topic to talk about with guy friends, girl friends, doctors, and sometimes even significant others.
Why is that?
It’s because of the double standard held towards women and the mentality behind it that stigmatizes it.
The issue with this is that female masturbation is, in fact, completely healthy. There are health benefits to self-pleasure, such as the release of serotonin and dopamine. Many women feel bad or guilty about it because it is not as accepted or discussed as male masturbation.
But, don’t miss out on the decreased stress and anxiety levels—get in touch with your body! It can improve your physical and mental health.
Just make sure you wash your hands before and after.