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How Often Do Women Masturbate?

Updated: Jun 5, 2020

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Masturbating is totally normal. It helps you figure out what you like and in turn, you can then let your partner know which will improve your sex life. But how often is to much? Can masturbation hurt your sex life? Are there health benefits? We try to answer these questions below.

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How Often Do Women Masturbate?

As we stated above, masturbation is perfectly normal and a expression of your sexuality. It allows you to explore you body and learn what makes you climax and feel pleasure. This will help you to communicate your needs and desires to your partner.

The number of times a woman masturbates varies. There are many factors involved including age, libido and if they are in a relationship or not. The range varies from multiple times a week to hardly ever. Research also shows that almost a third of women prefer masturbation over intercourse.

Is there a difference between being young and single compared to married and older? Not at all. Masturbation habits defer from one person to another and evolve throughout your life.

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When is it to often?

While masturbation is a healthy and natural part of life, it may become a problem if you find that:

  • You’re spending hours masturbating every day, and it's becoming addictive behavior

  • You have sore genitals from masturbating.

  • You fantasize about masturbating to the point that it interferes with your daily life and relationships

Remember, masturbation is healthy and pleasurable but it should not interfere with your life and the people you care about.

Is masturbation harmful to your sex life?

Masturbation, when done while you're in a relationship, can help you become closer to your partner.

Women who masturbate have reported a higher sexual happiness with their partners compared to women who don't masturbate. Other research says that women who are in a sexually satisfying relationship may even masturbate more than women who are in an unsatisfying relationship! They also have said that masturbating has helped them with the frequency of having orgasms while with a partner.

So, unless you are letting masturbation take over your life, the answer is no, masturbation is not harmful to your sex life.

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Does masturbation have health benefits?

Not only does masturbating feel good, but it can be good for you too!

Masturbation has reported many benefits, including: 

  • Improved sleep

  • Strengthened pelvic floor muscles

  • Reduced PMS or menopause symptoms

  • Decreased pain from menstrual cramping

  • Improved sex life and increased libido

  • Improved body image and self-esteem

  • Relieves sexual tension

  • More confidence in the bedroom to communicate your needs or desires with a partner

  • Decreased stress and anxiety

Final Thoughts

How and how often you masturbate is totally up to you. Whether you masturbate every day, several times a day, with a sex toy, or without one, they choice is yours. If it feels good, keep doing what your doing.

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