But one night I decided to give it a whirl and started touching myself. While I have friends, many of whom actually write about sex, who are open about the topic, there are still others who are not. Similar to my shame about masturbating , I held some shame for being sexual in those early days, too. In fact, they're not gross at all. At first I just sort of poked around until I stumbled upon my clitoris. I had been having sex with my first boyfriend for a few months when I realized that there must have been more to sex. Despite the strides that women have made in regards to their sexuality, women and masturbating is still something that not everyone wants to discuss.
Ariyah. Age: 20.
Personally, I can thank masturbation for my very first orgasm.
Allyson. Age: 28.
7 Valuable Lessons Masturbation Taught Me
It was also at this time that I had never masturbated. Similar to my shame about masturbating , I held some shame for being sexual in those early days, too. I never thought about how amazing vaginas are , all the things they're capable of, or how they're far more incredible than gross.