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Check out this episode where the women discuss their masturbation techniques.
Female 1: Candles -- and my room have to be clean or semi-clean. You know, at least I can’t be looking at the mess right there at the second. Usually I do have music on. I’ll often have like my headphones on. I like to be in a kind of an immersive environment, and there's definitely scene setting that are going on. I'm fantasizing. I start by touching myself all over and doing self massage before I even get to my lady parts. But yeah, there's a lot of scene setting. I take myself very seriously when I'm masturbating.
Female 2: You first started masturbating and your masturbating till orgasm, were you able to do it quickly or did it take you long?
Female 3: In the beginning, you mean?
Female 2: Yeah!
Female 3: Because that’s just longer but after a while, maybe the -- in the very beginning, but once I've figured out what works, it always work.
Female 4: You see, for me, I am starting with the water, like I said and then soon after I discovered my mom’s vibrator --
Female 3: A family heirloom.
Female 4: And then it was like, I could come and in like 0.5 seconds, its like, and so then I knew I could come out faster than --
Female 3: I did the water and --
Female 4: I wished I had thought of that.
Female 3: What did you -- I see, I'm -- for doing the same thing, I would actually turn on -- I would take a bath. Lock the door, turn and position myself with my leg up on the wall under the faucet --
Female 5: In a place with the -- like a sprayer --
Female 4: Or just the tub where the water comes out when you're filling a bath tub, yeah, you get under there.
Female 2: Now when you -- what about like okay, you're rubbing yourself, were you on your back, on your stomach, do you change positions?
Female 1: My first time, I was on my back with my knees bent and up, one hand on myself in the area -- no, I was reading an article in the National Geographic about the -- of Cambodia. I don’t like occupying my mind so that I didn’t know I was doing it. But I couldn’t like focus, I couldn’t go on a date with myself, you know what I mean. I could be in lecture.
Female 3: You had to distract your conscious mind so you --
Female 1: Absolutely.
Female 3: So that -- sort of shame wouldn’t get in the way of you're orgasm.
Female 1: Right. It took me probably forty minutes.
Female 3: Wow!
Female 1: It took a long time.
Female 5: It used to take me a long time because I’d gone from taking a long time when I was younger to doing it in like 2 minutes and I feel like I'm just going to jack myself silly and get it over with. So now, like going back to the idea of kind of having a date with myself and just really thinking about a person.
Female 2: Question, when you're masturbating, are you moving your hand more or are you moving your body more?
Female 3: Its all two fingers, circular motion.
Female 5: I think I have carpal tunnel.
Female 4: One finger, middle finger.
Female 5: The one time --
Female 1: I usually use the other two kind of brace myself and then the middle finger.
Female 5: Its -- mine’s this piece, you know these two. This -- my left hand is so weak and underdeveloped compared to this one. Now I know why like rings that fit this one to -- this one.
Female 1: I just express myself with my left hand. My right hand do all the work.
Female 5: Yeah! Mine is like it might as well just be in a sling when I'm masturbating because I don’t really ever use it.
Female 3: I always have to start off gentle because I've always had a really sensitive clitoris and I could -- I always have to be -- oh, I even remember as a kid, I would masturbate like way above, like where you know the clitoris sort of there's like a roof that goes all the way up, like outside of it and with vibrators, I have to start doing that too and I’d always start with just like a tap with my one finger.
Female 4: I've actually found there's different parts of my clit -- actually on my clit that I like more at different times like, well, on the left. Sometimes, I'm like, oh, yeah on the left and sometimes I'm like on a circle. Sometimes I'm up and down. I was wondering, does anybody penetrate themselves with their hand?
Female 5: Sometimes if --
Female 3: You know very rarely. It’s awkward.
Female 4: I do it sometimes.
Female 3: It is awkward. If the angle is not right.
Female 4: I don’t do it a lot but sometimes I do it and I really like it. It feels really like you're caring for yourself and also you're like, oh, that’s what I feel like to someone else, like wow! I feel fucking great, you know, like there's something really intimate about it.
Female 3: When I was younger, and I would have in early experiences with other people, I would often masturbate afterwards and reenact what we did so I could feel what my body felt like to them and sort of view what they did and then get off which is more exciting than what we were doing.