In spite of the sexual revolution female masturbation is still somehow a taboo. I grew up in a culture where masturbation was something only boys did.
In my experience, men and women are more likely to make mention of boys and men masturbating than girls and women. Since women do not generally talk about it, it is presumed that they do not masturbate. Oh but believe me we do!
Society frequently creates outcasts of women who are openly sexual. This results in women believing they should not have strong sexual feelings and desires. Unfortunately, many women are ashamed to admit they have a strong sex drive, that they become 'horny.' This results in women denying their own sexual feelings and desires. While a woman's desire for sex may change with time, as the result of hormonal influences, they are just as sexual as men.
Masturbation is extremely beneficial to women throughout their life, providing the opportunity to explore their body while at the same time giving them a high degree of sexual freedom.It can be very empowering for women, as it gives them increased control over their body and sexuality. Here are some of the health and psychological benefits:
1-Masturbation helps relieve depressive emotions. As we become aroused, the hormone levels of dopamine and epinephrine soar in our bodies. Both of these hormones are mood-boosters.
2-Relieves stress. Masturbation can help relieve emotional stress by taking time for ourselves
3-Strengthens self-awareness. When we know, love, and nurture ourselves on emotional and physical levels, we gain confidence and grow.
4-Helps you sleep
Masturbation can help work against insomnia naturally, through hormonal and tension release.
5-Masturbation helps prevent cervical infections and helps relieve urinary tract infections.
6-Provides protection against cervical infections because when women masturbate, the orgasm “tents” or opens the cervix.
7-Helps relationship. Masturbation is not only for 'single' people, if you have a partner and you know what you like you can communicate the things you enjoy, therefore you will feel more satisfied. Speak up!