The Complete Guide To Masturbation

In the Victorian Age, chastity belts were sometimes used to try to "cure" masturbation.

Really. In fact, it appears that much of the religious opposition to masturbation is based on an interpretation of a biblical passage about a man named Onan who used the withdrawal method to prevent pregnancy. Nevertheless, many contemporary religions still teach that masturbation (or any other sexual activity outside of marriage) is wrong. In reality, this is really just a matter of personal conviction, as there is no scientific evidence that masturbation is harmful. One of the worst times for masturbation was during the Victorian era. During much of the 19th century, doctors falsely warned that masturbating would cause hair to grow on the palms, lead to paralysis or decrease a person’s intelligence. One of these doctors, John Harvey Kellogg, believed that masturbation was caused by “hot urges.” He thought the practice was a dangerous drain on the body’s energy reserves and so made countless bizarre recommendations to parents in the hopes that they would be able to prevent their children from masturbating. When his most radical ideas (like circumcision for both boys and gURLs) were ignored, Kellogg decided to invent a food that tasted so boring and bland that it would cool the urge to touch oneself. In the end, this food had no effect on masturbation, but it sure had a lasting impact on the breakfast market. Yes, Kellogg was the inventor of none other than Kellogg’s Cornflakes cereal.

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  • Anastasia Cruz

    I hate to say it but maybe toys are just necessary for a woman’s orgasm duty unless the couple happens to get lucky and she has one during sex. Maybe we just need to accept this with some women and stop seeing a ‘problem’ with this circumstance. There is also a chance to try iwantucams_com/search/model/hairColor/brunette with your gf. Otherwise, everything else that makes the sex good might be compromised in an effort that toys can readily address.

  • Leia Groves

    is it alright for a 11 year old girl to masturbate?

    • Janet

      Look im not stating facts but ive heard plenty of stories of people starting earlier than that. Im 12 and i started when i was your age im almost 13 though. i think its normal because around our age teens and pre teens usually start to feel urges. And its totally normal just embrace and enjoy yourself because after all noone has to know and its natural

  • lisa

    I am a 14 girl and I have played with myself since I was eight. I get off by rubbing my hard clit up and down fast and sometimes fingering my ass hole. I taught my brother who is 12 to rub me and he has learned to shoot off.

  • 23rdDancer

    Hey I’m a girl and my boyfriend and I have been talking about this stuff recently and he wants to finger me and I’m okay with that, like I feel ready, the only problem is that whenever I’ve tried to finger myself, I never orgasmed and I don’t want that to happen in front of him … help?

  • Kate

    I lock my door. … watch something erotic. lay on my bed naked. slowly rub my tits gentle moving towards my belly .my legs then rub my clit using my fingers.. slowly enjoying .
    trust me it works

  • Casie

    I am 15 as well and glad to see all of these tips and comments. I always felt like I was too young to be masterbating and I felt like I was ‘bad’ if I did. But I do it a lot and now I’m getting to the point where I wanna have sex. But I don’t wanna loose it so young. But every time I see my boyfriend I just wanna jump on him and take his clothes off. (I feel like I sound like a horrible person for saying that) But I’m not able to get off very easily by my hands. I can’t find a good way to pleasure myself anymore

    • anon

      use the shower head, or get right under the bath where the water comes out and trust me it’s a lot less work and feels great

    • Divine

      Girl all you need to do is breathe and rub your body or take a super in the shower start by rubbing your clit then go faster

    • Divine

      Girl all you need to do is breathe and rub your body or take a super in the shower start by rubbing your clit then go faster