Masturbation is probably one of the safest ways of having sex, provided you keep everything clean and hygienic and are not riding a Harley, or tight-roping between two skyscrapers while you’re doing it.
Masturbation also has many benefits, which is why Madonna, Janet Jackson and other divas have sung it praises up and down the pop charts.
It’s a good way to love yourself and let go of issues that have been bugging you, as Hailee Steinfeld professes in her recent hit, “Love myself
I’m gonna touch the pain away
I know how to scream my own name
Scream my name
I love me
Gonna love myself, no, I don’t need anybody else!
These sentiments are echoed by The Pussycat Dolls in “I don’t need a man”:
I don’t need a man to make it happen
I get off being free
I don’t need a man to make me feel good
I get off doing my thing
I don’t need a ring around my finger
To make me feel complete
So let me break it down
I can get off when you ain’t around
Experts reckon that masturbation is the best way to figure out what it is that you like sexually, which can boost your self-confidence and heighten the sex you have with your partner.
Tori Amos gets that in her song “Icicle.”
And when my hand touches myself
I can finally rest my head
And when they take from his body
I think I’ll take from mine instead
Getting off, getting off while they’re all downstairs
Masturbation is also good for your vagina because the contractions you experience have a similar effect as Kegel exercises, which strengthen the pelvic floor; this can also prevent urinary incontinence. No wonder Cyndi Lauper celebrates it in her classic “She-bop”.
Hey, hey, they say I better get a chaperone,
Because I can’t stop messin’ with the danger zone.
No, I won’t worry, and I won’t fret,
Ain’t no law against it yet.
Oop, she bop, she bop.
Self-loving can even be good for your health! Stats show that women who regularly orgasm are less likely to suffer from heart disease and type-2 diabetes. This list of musos musing about masturbation wouldn’t be complete without this classic from the DiVinyls. So, sing it with me:
I don’t want anybody else,
And when I think about you I touch myself.
Ooh, ooh, ooh, aah.