is masturbating with objects unhealthy?

Question: Is masturbating with objects (like the end of a hair brush) unhealthy?

Answer: Usually no. A lot of women enjoy sensations other than their hands when getting off. And for the most part, using an object like a hairbrush is perfectly safe. Of course, there are a few things you should to keep in mind before grabbing the enticing looking curling iron or candle stick.

  • Don’t masturbate with anything that has sharp edges or material that could irritate you. Remember, the genitals are sensitive!
  • Don’t use glass objects. They could break or have nicks in them.
  • A lot of people like to masturbate in the shower or bath. If you’re one of them, don’t use anything with a cord or a battery.
  • Don’t insert anything anally that could slip into the body.  Make sure objects used for anal play have a wide base.
  • Although it is generally safe to use vibrators and dildos, depending on where you live, purchasing a sex toy  might be against the law.

Masturbating is a great way to get to know your body and what turns you on. Getting injured while masturbating is a great way to experience pain and embarrassment.  I’d recommend avoiding that part, if possible, and sticking to having satisfying orgasms instead.


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  • NGR

    i like the wave ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hmmmmm gonna do it super horney and im home alone now :__) locking all doors gonna go and relax hey im a virgin til marriage i deserve this i do it very rarley 1 or 2 every 2 or 3 mths yummie im horny love it i love it i dont think its bad pshh…. i went to my grandpearents house and they had 3 vids if full on porn xxx thats bad i believ

  • anonymous

    this might sound kind of weird but i sometimes set my cell phones alarm so it will go off(on vibrate) in 4min or so. then i position it between my legs so the thinner side is pushed up(i have it on the outside of my pants so my phone doesnt get nasty) to my crotch. then i put a pillow between my knees and push it up as much as possible to make my phone touch me as much as it can. then i lay down in bed(after a few times you can find really good positions) and wait for the alarm to go off. feels really good. then i do it again. over and over and over.

  • ruby

    lulzz
    cept
    i know you need sperm to get preggerz
    but,my bellys swolenn and my peroids late,and i masterbated with a hairbush ;] lulzz
    just a coincidence?

  • lucy

    i luv it i use a teddy with a pointy nose its great!

  • Jashmine

    Omg..I have been marturbating since I was 9 xD
    I am 11 now.
    I do it about every night..x_x

    • Liza

      o.o I think… I’m a clone of you. ALL you just said sounded like me!! xD

    • kat

      im 12 goin on 13 next year and i masterbated since i was 9 too

  • Heather

    toys i've tried:
    one was really good and that's how i started. lol, those little foom sp?? numbers and letters you play with in the bathtub (the I and 1) i like the soft foomy part about it.
    i also tried an electric toothbrush cause i heard it felt good (psh, didn't feel a thing)
    and i've used the water pressure in a bathtub (i feel like if i bought a condom to use over something or a real sex toy my mom might find it (mom= very conservative, no idea i masturbate, and looks through my stuff a lot (just trying to find random stuff like an address or something, lol)))

  • Amber S.

    2 Brandi,
    Personally, I don't think there's any 'right' age to start masturbating. As for the how-to (hehe, so much easier to say stuff straight up over the internet), you can try both penetration and stimulation of the clitoris (clit), which is this little bump somewhere above the hole. Most women get more sensation from the clit, but to each their own. Have fun!

  • Chloe

    omg im 11 and matrubate i love it and its normal and i think all girls should do it what i like tooo do is het a bunch of q-tips and see how many i can get in 1 by 1!!! by record is 22 and my bffs is 20!!!

    • Twixxx

      Ive done that it feels soooooo qood : O

  • kay

    try the massaging shower head feels AWESOME the hardest one on the clit feels wonderful

  • duuuuuude im doing it right now as we speak i mean the feeling of my dildo omg im so wet man sometimes i wish it could go on forever yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss…:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O:O….yummy push it in harder yessss yes yes yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss………………………………………..whoooooooooooooo

  • maria

    i love these articles they help so much. i use hairbrushes, and actually this snorkel we have in the bathroom we dont use anymore thank god haha. we also have this backsrubber thing with like a squeegee on the end? thats nice too. but yeah im totally cool with it, ive actually been doing it for a really long time and just learned about it a few years ago. anyway, good luck all of you 🙂

  • Top Game

    lol…

  • Lena

    I actually was, you know what, before I even knew what it was, and then I found the book, Deal with it, and I became interested…So got any tips to do it?

  • Mikaela

    Val zolkina do u want to die??? I mean really u dont put electrical things in the freaking shower!!!!!!!

  • brandi

    omg guys i was wondering the same thing and i mean wat age do think u should start to masturbate. and how do u do it