Masturbation is a normal and healthy part of life, whether you're single, casually dating, in a monogamous relationship or have multiple partners. And even if you are getting laid, that doesn't mean you need to stop taking care of yourself - if you know what I mean. Here, 15 women who say they're satisfied with their sex lives explain how often they masturbate alone.
And if anything, it proves there is no normal...
1."3-7 times a week. Masturbation fulfils different needs than sex with a partner."
2."Like twice a month when I’m ovulating. I usually go months without masturbating, though."
3."I’m at a few times a week. My partners are surprised when I say I can get myself to orgasm in under two minutes."
4."Daily. Or at least three times a week. No one does you, like you."
5."Once or twice a week. For me personally, sex with my partner is better the less I masturbate. The more I masturbate, the harder it is for me to orgasm and the less powerful the orgasm is. So for me, a few amazing orgasms a week trumps lots of mediocre ones."
6."It comes and goes. Sometimes I don’t masturbate for weeks but I’m usually between three to seven times a week. On my period I go ham though."
7."About as often as I have sex. Couple times a week. Been with my partner a long time, life's great."
8."Probably once every week or every other week. I don't have a high libido and sometimes it's just nice to relieve myself. Not that my SO doesn't do a fantastic job, he's very considerate."
9."I frequently masturbate after sex to the sex I just had, either right away or within a day or two. Other than that, I maybe masturbate one to two times a month."
10."When I'm not on birth control, I come like eight times a day in around three sessions, although when the circumstance demands it I can go without. Literally the only thing that stops me is being too sore, otherwise I could go indefinitely. When I'm on birth control, I have more of a tolerance to going without, and can go a few days if I'm also having a ton of sex. I'm a fucking horndog."
11."I haven't masturbated in months. I prefer to wait for my boyfriend. I find masturbation kinda boring when I'm in a relationship and besides, I like the build up of horniness."
12."On average three to five times a week. I have an amazing sex life with my partner, but I still really enjoy masturbation."
13."My libido goes up and down. I fluctuate a lot over the month. Maybe it's related to my cycle? When it's high it can last for up to two weeks and I may masturbate as many as eight times a day. To the point that my clit is sore and can't handle anymore. When it's low I almost forget sex exists, temporarily. I don't believe my urge to masturbate has that much to do with how satisfying my sex life is. It's seems my pattern is constant regardless."
14."Daily. I love sex with my SO, it’s fantastic. I just want some extra pleasure on the side."
15."Never. For me, part of what’s so great about sex is that it’s connecting me to my partner. I get absolutely nothing out of masturbation because there’s no element of connection with another person."