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Female Masturbation & Orgasm Facts You Might Not Know

92% of women masturbate regularly.


• Some women are capable of orgasming without touching themselves. They can literally think their way to climax!


• There are many things that aren't fair in patriarchal society, but one thing works in favour of us ladies – even at 80 years old, studies have found that over 50% of us still orgasm, while it's much more common for men to lose the capacity as they age.


• About 10% of women masturbate daily.


• Female animals masturbate. Pets often have a favourite toy whilst animals in the wild use sticks, fruit, the floor or even their hands/paws.


• A small Dutch study showed that 80% of women who wore socks had an orgasm, while only 50% of barefooted women claimed the same. They didn't know why exactly but who doesn't love a good pair of socks.


• The first known depiction of female masturbation was in a clay figurine, referred to as the Hagar Qim woman, dating back to 4BC from a temple site on the island of Malta.



• Females talk more honestly about masturbation and sex with their friends than males do.


• Masturbating can release stress, fight depression and help you sleep better.


• Masturbation can help alleviate menstrual cramps and PMS.


• Back in the early 1800s it was theorised that eating bland foods could curb ones desire to masturbate.


• In one survey, 41% of women said they prefer masturbation to sex.


• Orgasms are more fun than getting spooked or holding your breath, and it turns out they cure hiccups too! It has something to do with how they interact with “the vagus nerve and signal leakage that occurs between various body reflect functions”.


• The winner (truly) of Denmark's masturbate-a-thon was a woman who came 226 times in one day. The record for a male was 8.


21% of women admitted to watching porn. The actual percentage that do is probably considerably higher.


• Orgasming works you pelvic floor.


• In 1994, the Surgeon General of United States, Joycelyn Elders, was forced to resign after saying that masturbation is natural and should be taught.


• Masturbating boosts your libido.


• In 17th-century Connecticut, you could incur the death penalty for masturbating.


• The Japanese word for male masturbation is “senzuri”, which translates to “a thousand rubs” while the word for female masturbation is “shiko shiko manzuri” which means “ten thousand rubs”.


• According to a study conducted by the University of Sydney, masturbation can even reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes.


• Experts recommend getting to know your menstrual cycle to ensure you get the most from your experience. "Some people find that they’ll want to be playful and explore more around ovulation. You may not feel the urge to masturbate during your pre-menstrual cycle, but the orgasms will actually be way better, even if they do take a bit longer."


• If you're struggling to orgasm, or to orgasm as much as you'd like, a change to your diet might be in order. An increase in certain supplements like zinc, magnesium, calcium, omega 3, and chocolate (yes, chocolate) can boost dopamine and testosterone levels.


• Orgasms produce white blood cells and endorphins which can help boost our immune systems.


• While the average male orgasm lasts 5-22 seconds, 18-20 seconds is the average for female orgasm. Yay for being a lady!