Masturbation is a normal, natural and healthy part of life. Masturbating is when someone gives themselves sexual pleasure – generally using their hands, fingers or an object to play with and stimulate their genitals. Masturbation doesn’t have to result in an orgasm or ejaculation, although it is often the result.
Anyone can masturbate, regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation. Often masturbation is discovered during childhood or adolescence, but don’t stress, there’s no rush to do it and it’s perfectly ok not to masturbate too.
You may have heard of some slang words – wank, solo sex, self-pleasure, fingering, flicking the bean or tossing off – there are many creative words for this one.