Our expert says:
There are two aspects to your question and concern. Firstly many women, and men for that matter, experience certain thoughts and feelings about masturbation based on their upbringing, influenced by their cultural and religious influences. For many masturbation is a taboo. In many communities women experience significantly stronger negative messages about their sexuality and the exploration and expression there-of. Men are more often given "permission" to explore and express their sexuality. This results in many women experiencing emotions of guilt, shame, embarassment, anxiety, and discomfort about self-pleasuring. Furthermore women often do not know their own bodies well have limited to know knowledge, or alot of misinformation, about how to approach stimulating their genitals for sexual pleasure and arousal and orgasm.
So often women have both emotional and physical obstacles to masturbation. I would suggest reading more about female masturbation to assist you both with understanding emotionally that masturbation is a normal and healthy sexual activity and to read about ways in which women find works best for them during masturbation.
Once you overcome the emotional obstacle and have more knowledge which can lead to more confidence you may experience masturbation a more pleasureable experience.
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