This piece is Learn more. Sexual arousal is a completely normal response in the body which can be resolved by sex, or masturbation. The latter is simply defined as self-stimulation of the genital organs for pleasure. This can result in the body going through a series of interlinked responses in order to reach orgasm, if that is indeed the end goal.
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Masturbation Q&A - NHS
People talk about anything and everything but, for many of us, having a conversation about masturbation is still taboo; we won't discuss the subject at work or at dinner parties. Masturbation is a topic that could do with some airing. It is easy to explain why, over the ages, religious groups have condemned masturbation, claiming it inhibits self-control and promotes sexual promiscuity. Given these negative messages some of us receive while growing up, it is not surprising that there are still feelings of shame and embarrassment about this very natural and healthy activity.
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I am a female and I have difficulty making myself orgasm when masturbating. How can I masturbate more effectively? Many females struggle with reaching orgasm while masturbating or participating in other forms of sex. There are some tips to help anyone self-stimulate with the hopes of reaching what one may define as sexual pleasure. An orgasm does not necessarily need to be the goal in any sexual experience.