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Does Older Women Masturbate
Female sexuality: I hope your question inspires lots of supportive discussion. We still do not do well by females when it comes to sexuality. Touching your body, exploring how it works, and taking care of your needs are the gift of being a human. As you age I hope you can learn that sexuality is a gift and not a curse; that your needs and sexual desires are valid. Nearly every female you know masturbates or has. ...Read more
I'm a 17-year old female virgin and I have recently tried to masturbate but it is the most painful thing I've ever experienced. Is something wrong?
Masturbation: Masturbation should not be painful. It is a normal part of life and should be pleasurable. Focus on the areas of your genitals on the outside like the clitoris. Perhaps the pain was from inserting into the vagina? Consider watching a video online on female masturbation to get some ideas on how other women masturbate. Don't do anything that hurts. If it does not improve then see an Obgyn ...Read more
Possibly..: Possibly psychological inhibition.Get a more detailed answer ›
15 yo: HealthTap is for patients over 16yo. I realize you may not want your parents to ask this question for you, but you may need to wait until 16 for a HealthTap answer or ask your Dr. in the privacy of their office. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is masturbation healthy when you are 19 years old?(female) why does it take me a long time orgasm?
Not unhealthy!: There is absolutely nothing medically wrong with masturbation, but plenty of religious and old-fashioned ideas exist that can make one feel "guilty" about it. That's also probably the reason it's an effort for you. If you are ok with it then free yourself from the "stigma" and learn what feels good. You will be a better partner if you know what you like and communicate this when ready! Practice! ...Read more
Is masturbating for 20year old girls or women who have never had sex and are virgins a normal thing?
Yes: This is quite normalGet a more detailed answer ›
Hi, I'm a 21-year-old female. I've been masturbating since I was a teen and in the last year it hurts to penetrate my vagina. It that normal?
When sex hurts : Here is an excellent and comprehensive link from ACOG for you. It is important for a woman to get screened when you have pain during insertion. The USPST also wants young women to be screened for STDs as a safety measure. This is around the time USPST recommends you start getting Pap smears as well. Good luck. Read: http://m.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/When-Sex-Is-Painful? IsMobileSet=true ...Read more
I am 22 yrs old female I am doing masturbation frm 7 yrs I feel too MCH weeknes.I felt that I become infecund and can't produce baby plz rply fast?
This is fine: Enjoying your body will not make you weak or infertile. I am very sorry that anyone told you such a foolish thing. Look for love if that's what you want. Enjoying yourself has taught you how your body responds and how best to enjoy a possible partner and be ready for mature loving. Don't be oppressed by anything -- and especially not superstition. ...Read more
I am female 30 years old. I am bleeding after orgasm specially when I am masturbating the bleed not heavy just a spotting blood. Could I concern?
I am a female, and I am 18yrs old. I started masturbating since it helps me instead of self harming. But I would like to know how to feel while I masturbate? I mean since I stopped having that good feeling?
Hard to say:
First I am glad you are not hurting yourself anymore. Emotions can be strong and confusing at times. Masturbation can have some positive effects but as with any activity if your mood worsens or you spend too much time in this activity you may consider visiting with a therapist.
http://www.webmd.com/women/features/female-masturbation-5-things-know ...Read more
Is it normal for a female to masturbate more than 5 times a day . Yes this is an issue I'm having (my boyfriend says he likes it but it isn't normal) boyfriend is 47 years old I'm 21 he's gone for his job alot as a truck driver . I need to satisfy myself
My girlfriend wakes up very sexually aroused frequently. Is this normal for a 22-year-old female?she has never masturbated or had sex
I am a 24-year-old female, I was masturbating and felt the lower labia majora. A bit swollen and hard to touch. Never happened before. What is this?
Irritation: You probably irritated the area and caused an inflammatory reaction. Depending on what you masturbated with, you may have irritated the area and or even caused an allergic reaction if you masturbated with something different that you may have been allergic to. Rest the area for a few days and try tatking Ibuprofen (if you're not allergic to it). If it does not get better, see a gyn dr. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 19-year-old female(single, not yet married-also a rape victim/surviver) to wake up at 2am in the morning w/ the urge to masturbate?
Hi I am a 24-year-old female I was masturbating and felt the lower labia majora a bit swollen and hard to touch when I pushed down on it I had never felt that before?
See your GYN:
There are a variety of things that can make the labia majora feel "a bit swollen.'
some possibilities are: a pimple; a carbuncle(boil); in-grown hair.
It is difficult to figure-out what is there so it would be best for you to be examined by a gyn so that she/he may be able to tell you what it is. ...Read more
I get no pleasure from sexual intercourse or masturbation. I'm not numb, I can feel everything. What could be the cause? I'm 19yr old female
How r ur emotions?: Was it ever enjoyable? Do you achieve an orgasm? Are you generally happy in life otherwise? Do you enjoy the companionship of your partner without sex? Sometimes depression can cause the problems you describe. Ideally a mental health counselor who is comfortable dealing with sexual issues should be able to help you. Maybe sex is not enjoyable now because of other psychological issues you may have. ...Read more
I'm 17 years old (female). Is it bad for me to masterbate?? What are the negatives and positives of it?
It is normal: Masterbation is completely normal. It is healthy to get to know your own body. Obviously it feels good and can relieve sexual tension. There is really no negative downside to it as long as it does not interfere with your daily activities and responsibilities. As with most things in life, moderation is the best advice that I can give. ...Read more
Faucet: Females who have informed me swear by the waterfall of the bathtub faucet. ...Read more
Is it normal for a six-year old female child to touch themself or masterbate? What can be going on?
Self stimulation: Self stimulation in young children is common, and usually not cause for concern. Avoiding dramatic reaction to this behavior will help prevent shameful feelings regarding sexuality later. Masturbation in the presence of other people should not be allowed (redirect to private place and gently explain it is not to be shared). Abrupt behavior changes associated with sexual acting out is concerning ...Read more
Yes or no: Many women do masturbate, but certainly not all. It is a personal choice for every woman and there is no right or wrong answer to that question, only what is right for each individual woman. ...Read more
Masturbation: The number of times people masturbate may vary greatly for an individual, male or female. Typically, males do it more than females however that isn't always true. As long as it isn't interfering with your life, or hurting anybody that is important to you than there isn't such a thing as too much masturbation. There is no such thing as a normal amount of masturbation. ...Read more
Yes, healthy: Yes, it's fine for a woman to masturbate. Some cultures may feel differently, but in your own privacy you have choice. It can be a way to learn about your body and appreciate its responses. Be well. ...Read more
No real limit.: In general, doctors consider masturbation to be a natural and harmless expression of sexuality for both men and women. It does not cause any physical injury or harm to the body, and can be performed in moderation throughout a person's lifetime as a part of normal sexual behavior. ...Read more
Not particularly: The process is a normal part of life for both genders. Many cultures frown on the activity and few discuss it openly. There is also an abundance of myths about health impairments or fertility attached, but untrue. You do not go blind, crazy,loose hair, etc.because of the practice. It is more pervasive in the early teen stage than later. ...Read more
Odd question: Why would there be such a number? If you do this to the point it interferes with your chance to engage in healthy partner sexual activity it would be obsessive and a negative. The rest is up to you. ...Read more
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