There are a lot of “taboo” subjects about sex. One of those topics we love to talk about at Gurl is masturbation. There are so many things to discuss! There are a few different ways to do it, a ton of different things you can use to help you out, and even people who think it can be addicting. It is completely normal and natural, and should be talked about more! But, some people can get uncomfortable talking about it, specifically… wait for it… your parents. Just like you don’t want to think of your parents as sexual beings, they don’t want to think of you that way either. Most parents won’t go out of their way to discuss solo sex with you, and you’ll be the same way with them. So what do you do if your parents catch you masturbating? GAAHHH. It’s a nightmare scenario!
A user on our boards, Bubblebear677 wanted to try to start watching porn, but she was hesitant because she didn’t want her parents to find out she masturbates. She wrote, “so, I masturbate daily, I’ve been curious about watching porn but I am scared in case my parents go onto my laptop and finds out what I’ve been up to?” So, how do you keep masturbation a secret from your family? Do you even need to keep it a secret? For some reason, masturbation seems to be a touchy subject (pun intended), especially with parents. Some of out users weighed in on how to keep your private time more private (and keep your parents out of it).
Tell Them It's NormalDerea25 said, "If they do find out, just tell them you have personal needs too and that they should just be happy your not having guys in your bed. masturbation is a need, and all girls come to a point where they need it! At least your not out trying to have sex with every guy you see. Good luck!" Image Source: iStock
They Probably Already Knowdel677 said, "Parents, especially your mom, probably understands masturbation is normal because she does it a lot herself, so she suspects you probably do too and she hopes you enjoy it." Image Source: iStock
Tell Them It's A Good Thingbabee said, "I personally don't know why they get mad.... Its not like you're having sex , they should be happy you masturbate." Image Source: iStock
Keep It A Secret From Themraspberry_fizz said, "You could go into incognito mode on your computer [to watch porn], or even download an erotic literature app to your phone." Image Source: iStock
They Will Understandmarina45 said, "Do not worry, you do a natural pastime. If Mom finds out, she will understand you." Image Source: iStock
Tell Them There Is No Reason For Them To Be AngryFrankie said, "There's no reason for your parents to be angry about masturbating. We all do it and its natural" Image Source: iStock
Don't Lie About ItFancyAddictions said, "If they ask you about it are you prepared to lie? If not then wait till you're out of the house to start [masturbating]." Image Source: iStock
Do you talk to your parents about sex and masturbation? How do they respond? Tell us int he comments!