Young men have long-held the reputation for being the world’s most avid masturbators—but what about their female counterparts? Let’s unpack some gender-related masturbatory stereotypes, by looking at the data shared in some of the world’s most recent sexual studies.
A new study published in the Journal of Sex Research, suggests (perhaps unsurprisingly) that young men and women have closely comparable masturbation habits.
This self-love study compiled survey results from 1,452 men and 1,566 women between the ages of 18 and 22. And while of course, there were a few gender differences, the study's general findings state that, "a large proportion of men and women reported similar experiences.”
For example, men generally begin masturbating at the age of 12.5, while women started by age 13.7, on average. Meanwhile, 95.4% of men and 86.8% of women admitted to using fantasies while masturbating.