Are ladies just as likely to indulge in some ‘self-love’ when they’re home alone with the curtains drawn? 

FHM decided to set up our own research group: four hot girls in a room with beer, snacks and the task of spilling all on the secret world of bean-flicking and just how often they go solo...

 

Who really masturbates more, guys or girls?

Lauren: It’s a close one but I still think boys do it more. 

Bryony: I agree. My boyfriend opens the laptop and it takes ten seconds. I don’t care to be honest.

Robyn: I don’t get why they do it so often, when they can get sex off us.

Ayesha: It’s a dick thing. Sometimes they can’t be bothered with the whole sexual routine.

 

Do you dabble in self-love?

Lauren: I’ve played, but I’ve not gone all the way and come. I feel boring now!

Ayesha: I was under the impression that all women masturbated!

Bryony: I wouldn’t be able to actually get turned on without a guy. I’ve always had sex on tap. 

Robyn: Really? I’ve got a dildo and that works for me. 

Ayesha: I’ve used a vibrator before and it gets you there quicker than a guy or your own hand would…

Robyn: You can do it in two minutes with a vibrator!

Ayesha: I like taking the time, though. That’s why I’m more of a masturbator – because I haven’t had sex on tap.

 

Where are your favourite places to masturbate?

Ayesha: The bed, the bath and the shower. Oh, shower nozzles! Girls like to feel relaxed whereas guys are more able to just do it anywhere – on a train, in the toilet. Masturbation ?is more sexy for girls, whereas guys can just whack one out.

Robyn: They’re doing it for a release, rather than the pleasure involved. 

Bryony: They’re doing it for the orgasm! 

Ayesha: Women are built much more for masturbation. We’re able to reach our own G-spot whereas for guys it’s awkward because it’s in their anus [laughs]. 

 

How long does a session tend to last?

Ayesha: It depends. It can take two to five minutes… 

Robyn: Is that it?

Ayesha: Sometimes it lasts a couple of hours. I like taking my time.

Robyn: I’ve got a vibrator. It’s a pink rabbit one and it’s got three settings. I use it on the highest setting, that probably takes me about five minutes. 

Ayesha: See, I don’t like vibrators because I think they’re going to ruin sex. 

Lauren: That’s what scares me about masturbating. I don’t want to be with someone after using a vibrator and then be like, “Oh, well. This is shit.’”

 

So how many times a week do you do it?

Ayesha: Seven to 14 times a week.

Robyn: Once a month. It’s usually when I’ve got an empty house. I get turned on and then I’m like, “Shit, there’s no batteries,” and I run around the house like, “Remotes! Now!” When you decide you want to do it, you can’t just be like, “Later”. You’re like, “It’s gonna happen now.”

Ayesha: The moment just comes, doesn’t it? I do it when I get in from work. It’s my equivalent to a beer.

 

Verdict

Turns out that we're not the only ones that should be worried about hairy palms. They might look sweet and innocent but the chances are that your girlfriend thinks about a sneaky DIY session almost as much as you do.

That said, they are a little more subtle about it and definitely more efficient in terms of the tools they use to get the job done. We've also solved the age-old mystery of why women love a nice long bath so much...

Words: Sally McIlhone

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