Women's sexual health

Masturbation + orgasm

Pleasure adds meaning to our lives, regardless of the source of that pleasure. Sexual pleasure is particularly powerful. Our bodies respond to sexual pleasure in ways that can be exhilarating, exciting, earth-shattering and even healing. Sexual pleasure achieved through masturbation can improve body image and increase understanding about human sexual response. Women will experience different muscle contractions throughout the pelvic and genital region in typical orgasm response.

Popular questions & answers

I no longer find masturbation pleasurable...why?
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I can orgasm from masturbation but not from intercourse. What's going on?
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Will masturbating now hurt me in the future?
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