We frequently talk about all of the good aspects of masturbating here at Gurl, but we rarely mention all of the weird stuff that goes on when you’re feelin’ yourself. And trust me, there are some WEIRD things that can happen. Odds are, you might think those things aren’t normal or make you a ~weirdo~ but I can assure you, there are a ton of things that happen when you masturbate that are totally, 100 percent normal. I know it’s hard to believe, but just trust me on this one.
Because of the weird stigma surrounding masturbation, you might be too embarrassed to ask what’s “standard” when it comes to the solo sex act. Well, there isn’t really a standard when it comes to masturbation. Everybody does it differently, and everybody enjoys different things. And if something weird happens to go down while you’re masturbating, just know this: it probably happens to other people too. BUT, I know that you are probably freaked because, let’s be honest, bodies are complicated and weird. So, if you’re worried about some strange things that you noticed happening while you masturbate, don’t panic. Here are seven weird things that happen when you masturbate that are totally normal. PS: if something down there is really freaking you out, be sure to head to a gyno to rule out anything serious!
Random SoundsYes, your vagina makes sounds. Yes, they are normal. Yes, the internet loves to make fun of these sounds, but there is nothing to be ashamed of. When your vagina makes that weird sound, it's called queefing. Queefing happens when there is air trapped in your vaigna, and it gets pushed out, which makes a weird "farting" sound. It happens to everyone with a vagina, and it might happen when you're masturbating or even having sex. Just laugh it off. It's completely normal! Image Source: iStock
Getting A HeadacheUgh, this sucks, but it happens. When you masturbate or orgasm, your body releases a lot of different hormones, and sometimes that can cause what's called a "sexual headache." There isn't really a way to predict it, and if you start to get one while you masturbate, you should take a break until you feel better. Image Source: iStock
Strange LiquidsListen, stuff comes out of your vagina. It's totally fine. It might seem weird, but it's your body's way of cleaning itself! Especially if you're masturbating and when you're all ~horny~, your vagina will produce it's own "lube" that will help make masturbating easier. Sometimes, you might even squirt, which seems weird, but is also totally normal. Not all girls can do it, but that doesn't mean it's a bad thing! Side note: if you notice vaginal discharge that is grayish or white and "cottage cheese" like, you should call your gyno and get it checked out. For more info on your vaginal discharge, check out this super helpful guide. Image Source: iStock
Not Being Able To OrgasmIt HAPPENS. You might be frustrated or angry, but sometimes you just can't orgasm. It can be a number of things: maybe you just started taking certain birth control pills that affect your hormones, or maybe you are just too tired to orgasm. Don't worry, you aren't broken, and your vaginal is normal. Take a break and try again some other time. Image Source: iStock
Having Multiple OrgasmsSometimes, girls might not realize that they can orgasm more than once. Apparently, you can even orgasm up to 40 times in a day. If you have time for that, go for it! Image Source: iStock
Different SmellsAs you already know, the smell your vagina emits can be caused by a ton of things. Depending on what you eat, drink or even where you are in your menstrual cycle, your vag can smell totally different. Odds are, when you're masturbating, you will notice this smell! It's okay. If you notice your vagina starting to smell fishy or sour, then you should call your gyno to make sure everything is good. Image Source: iStock
Thinking Of Someone RandomSometimes while you're masturbating, you might think of a cute boy you kissed once two years ago. That's okay. It's normal to think of someone weird and think "hmmm why are you on my mind right now." And you might feel guilty or bad about thinking about someone, but it happens, and you totally can't control what's in your head sometimes, so try not to let it bother you. Image Source: iStock
Do you ever experience these weird things when masturbating? Tell us in the comments!