Masturbation is known as the sexual pleasure that one gives oneself through physical stimulation, being able to reach orgasm or not. Despite the taboos that surround it and the doubt as to whether masturbating a lot is bad, masturbation is a healthy and pleasurable option. 

There are different ways to get aroused and reach orgasm and they are all beneficial. So, whether you masturbate regularly or from time to time, keep reading this article to discover more benefits of female masturbation for yourself or for masturbating your partner.

Benefits of female masturbation

In addition to pleasure, it is proven that masturbation provides physiological and mental benefits and can help you enjoy sexual relations with your partner. (1) This practice also helps you get to know your body better and discover what makes you enjoy the most. So, these are some of the benefits of female masturbation:

Get to know your body better

Masturbation helps you to know what you like and what you don’t. Discovering your tastes, knowing how long it takes to reach orgasm, which areas cause you more or less arousal or what intensity you need can allow you to enjoy masturbation more and when you have sex with your partner. Additionally, masturbating can serve as therapy for women suffering from, for example, vaginismus, which is an involuntary contraction of the vaginal muscles during sex. Some doctors may recommend masturbation to relieve it. 

Date placer

One of the benefits of masturbation is to feel good about yourself. Orgasms can release neurotransmitters that help improve mood and health. For example, one of these substances is dopamine, known as the pleasure hormone and which is related to an increase in happiness.

It reduces stress level

In addition to dopamine, masturbation can release other hormones associated with happiness, which can therefore help reduce stress levels. In other words, masturbation can give you a rush and free you from emotional and physical tension, that is, it helps you relax and allows you to rest and sleep better. 

Reduces pain during menstruation

On the other hand, masturbation can relieve some of the symptoms of menstruation, such as cramps, back pain, headaches or joint pain, thanks to the release of hormones that could act as “natural analgesics”.

How to masturbate if I am a woman? 

Given the main benefits of masturbation, whether you are one of those who masturbate regularly or not frequently, we share some tips that can help you increase your pleasure:

Let yourself go

The most important thing during masturbation is that you let yourself go and experiment. You can use your imagination to fantasize and think of a person or situation that turns you on. Also think about your erogenous zones, stimulate your nipples, ears… any place that helps you trigger your pleasure.

Stimulates the clitoris

Once you have reviewed your erogenous zones, go on to stimulate the clitoris, but indirectly. Begin by caressing around the labia majora and minora of the vulva. When you can’t take it anymore, touch the clitoris directly with movements like the ones we explain below.

female masturbation movements

To do with one or more fingers:

  • Bottom-up movements: To take advantage of natural lubrication, move your fingers up from the vaginal opening to below the clitoris.
  • Circular or C-shaped movements: Draw a circle or C around the clitoris, directly on it or in the area around it.
  • Movements in D or semicircle: trace the letter D around the clitoris.
  • Stimulate the G-spot: Insert your fingers into your vagina to locate and stimulate the G-spot.
  • Face Down – Lie face down on the bed and rub your vulva against the mattress in circular or up and down motions.
  • With a pillow: face up, open your legs and put a cushion, pillow or similar on your vulva. Press and move it on her as you like.

Female masturbation techniques

In addition to moves like the ones we’ve reviewed, there are female masturbation techniques you can use to intensify your pleasure. Here are some you have to try:


This technique consists of approaching orgasm, but stopping just before. Repeat the sequence 2-3 times and finally let yourself go to the end.


It is about maintaining exactly the same rhythm and the same movements that you like, without varying the intensity, until you reach orgasm.


It is just the opposite of consistency. A variation in intensity or speed or a sudden change in movements can sometimes trigger an orgasm.

Other techniques

There are as many as your imagination and, in addition, you can multiply the possibilities by using different objects or sex toys.

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