There are a lot of amazing apps out there (my favorites are currently Candy Crush and Vine), but this new one just might be the best app I’ve ever heard of: it’s called HappyPlayTime and it’s about female masturbation. Yes, you read that right. HappyPlayTime is a masturbation app for girls, complete with games, info, facts and even lessons on how to masturbate. Was this app made for Gurl.com? Because, um, I feel like it was.
HappyPlayTime was created by designer Tina Gong in an effort to get rid of the stigma surrounding female masturbation. Because, as I’m sure you guys already know, female masturbation isn’t something that everyone talks about. While most dudes have no problem talking about how much they jerk off or letting other people know that they just rubbed one out, the same can’t be said for us ladies. TV shows and movies constantly reference guys masturbating or even show scenes of guys masturbating – but how often do they do the same with women? You rarely see that, just like you rarely hear anyone talking about women masturbating.
But, hello – we totally masturbate and we love it just as much as guys do! So why can’t we talk about it? Why is the subject of female masturbation so taboo? Tina Gong doesn’t understand either, which is why she created HappyPlayTime. As the website says, “Loving your body, in every way, is not a sin. No more shame, no more secrets. Happy is on a mission: to free the world from a silly social stigma.”
Tina made HappyPlayTime into a fun, lighthearted app purposely – she specifically did not want any discussion about female masturbation to become too serious. As Tina told Gamification.com, “Teaching an anatomy lesson with a mission to educate about female masturbation is too much of a serious topic when taught in the traditional education model.”
To give off a playful vibe, HappyPlayTime’s mascot is an adorable personification of a vagina (see it?). The whole app revolves around silly little games that are also masturbation techniques. For example, it shows you where the clitoris is and then instructs you to make little circles on it (check out the image below). At the end, you get a “fantastically funny and wacky climax,” according to Gamification. Seriously, why didn’t we think of this app first?
In general, HappyPlayTime makes masturbation fun and easy to talk about. Think about it – talking about masturbation in terms of an app doesn’t seem so scary, right? That was exactly Tina”s point, which I think makes total sense. As Tina explained to Gamification, “If users can pick up the game, play it, laugh and share it with their friends, then the inherent taboo surrounding the conversation about female masturbation has been lifted; you don’t need to bash your beliefs over the heads of your players in order to make a point. By representing the whole process around a lighthearted and comical character and games, the masturbation topic at hand is easier to discuss.”
Another really awesome thing about HappyPlayTime is that it offers up some seriously interesting masturbation facts. According to the infograph on the website, 44.4 percent of women started masturbating between the ages of 10-14-years-old. The infograph also points out that women who began masturbating during adolescence less arousal difficulties and more orgasms during sexual intercourse.
I think this app is really, really great. In fact, I haven’t been able to stop singing it’s praises all morning. As I’ve written about before, I was once terrified of masturbation because I thought it would send me to hell (true story). I know firsthand how taboo female masturbation can be and that’s sad. As we’ve pointed out a million times here on Gurl, masturbation is fun, it’s healthy, it’s normal and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it. I’m all for anything that aims to make female masturbation less taboo, especially if it’s accompanied by a cute little vagina themed mascot.
Unfortunately, HappyPlayTime isn’t available to download just yet, but Tina is hoping for a summer release of an alpha version. In the meantime, you can subscribe to the newsletter to stay updated on what’s going on.
Are you planning on downloading HappyPlayTime when it’s available? Do you think this is a good or bad idea? Do you hate how taboo female masturbation is? Tell me in the comments!