Self-Love Survey: Do Girls Masturbate As Much As Men?

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.


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Words: Sally McIlhone

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