Female Masturbation

In most parts of the world, female masturbation is a very taboo subject. In Europe, during the 18th and 19th centuries, it was believed that masturbation could cause an enlarged clitoris, ‘masculinized’ women, and pregnancy without intercourse.1  It has been shown that these myths are not founded in science. Although masturbation is seen as a…

Male Masturbation

Masturbation is defined as the sexual stimulation of one’s own genitals, usually for the purpose of reaching orgasm.1 Most men masturbate regularly throughout their lifetime. A 2010 study of American men reported that more than half of the men between ages 16 and 60 reported masturbating at least once in the past month.  The report…