Do you touch your #VAGINA?!
Welcome to PART TWO of the #ILoveMyVagina Series
|Picture used from dailytelegraph.com.au|
So, for my International gals, another name for your vagina here in The Bahamas is crabbie. Even that word has its own variations, i.e. crab. Anyhoo, let's not veer too far off topic but I wanted to quickly touch on it so you can toss that name on over to the other 238 existing names, make it 239. You learn something new every day, eh!
The kind of touching your vagina I'm talking about isn't the regular day-to-day touching, like when you're in the shower cleaning it or when you have to insert a tampon during your period (and for ya'll who frowning their faces at the word tampon, I gat something for ya'll for another time). No, I'm not talking about that kind of touch.
Do you take your finger (better yet two) and insert them into your lovebox (or apply them to your "clit"oris) and give yourself an orgasm for the heck of it. No, not your partner doing it for you, YOU doing it for YOURSELF?!
Do you pleasure YOURSELF by masturbating?
I see you looking all bewildered and stuff. I know what you're thinking. "Why on earth do I need to play with myself, I have a man, thank you?!" My answer to that is...
Why on earth would you not?! It's YOUR vagina, isn't it?
Masturbation has long been a topic that women, in particular, do not discuss. Perhaps because of the embarrassing nature it's carried for women for such a long time. Why is it okay and accepted to know that around say 12 years old a young boy is allowed (even expected) to "jake his snake" while the girls are left to feel ashamed and it become something we just don't talk about. Do they not experience the same feelings and raging hormones as their male counterparts? It's no wonder why men are seemingly more comfortable with their bodies than us women. They are allowed to explore themselves! **Side note - who makes this topic uncomfortable for who though? Is it men or is it the women? Interesting thought. Carry on.**
I'm not saying that women do not masturbate at all, since, according to research, women 18 and older have done it at least once (see what I mean, do girls really only start at 18?) but how often do they do it? For the majority, not a lot. Once married probably not at all ("Because I gat a man!"). Crazy, huh?! I guarantee your male partner is doing it even with having a healthy sex life with you (according to your relationship). Whether you know about it or not.
Solo sex comes in a couple of practices. You can stimulate yourself solely with finger penetration (Yes, there are women out there that can have an orgasm with only penetration! Which is only a mere 24% of women btw. Lucky mofos.) or you can give yourself an orgasm by direct stimulation of the clitoris. Some women masturbate manually while others prefer to use toys like the bullet (I highly recommend this little pocket rocket of goodness).
Masturbation offers quite a few benefits. Well, let's see...
1. It can be used as a natural way to gain some relief from a headache. If at the office, sneak a quick bathroom break.
2. Recent studies suggest that cervical infections can be reduced by frequent masturbation. That's pretty important, isn't it?
3. It releases the same happy chemicals as sex. Who doesn't like HAPPY.
4. It's practice for when you perform it for your partner. Which he/she would absolutely love btw.
5. You become more comfortable with your body. And what woman doesn't want that?
6. It can ease menstrual cramps. No need to medicate!
7. Multiple orgasms. Enough said.
8. It relieves stress.
9. It helps to put you to sleep.
And THE MOST important, masturbation helps you to....
10. Enjoy YOUR sexuality. Own YOUR sexuality. YOUR OWN WAY.
Get to know YOUR body and what it likes. You shouldn't have to decide what you like based on only what others have exposed you to. Frankly, if you don't know what excites you then how do you expect your partner to know? It's 2016 people, first and foremost, YOU are responsible for YOUR sexuality!
#ITouchMyCrabbie (often...hehe), Candilaria
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