OMGYES.com is an app and website designed to "explore the specific ways different women find pleasure based on new research. Refreshingly open & honest videos and a new way to try each technique, right on your touchscreen." They do this through unapologetically full frontal videos of women showing exactly how they like it, then with the option of practicing these techniques on your touch screen, utilising new technology that is programmed to feedback as you go. The matter of fact and educational tone of the videos makes them not only totally unpornographic, but also very watchable and interesting. They aren't talking about destroying taboos, they are just doing it.
"There’s so much that’s been left unsaid, unasked, and unknown. All because of a taboo that, we believe, will look absurd in a few decades—the same way taboos from the 1950’s about oral sex and homosexuality are absurd to us now. We want to accelerate that transition.
OMGYES is an entirely new way to explore fascinating, useful and fun information that’s been uncovered in new research. Let’s lift the veil and take an honest look at the specific ways women actually find pleasure."
"We masturbate as much as you do. One of the few times I have been personally offended was when Martin Amis commented on a column I wrote about female masturbation. "Christ," Amis said, "that's sort of lad's mag talk — sort of more male than male."
Obviously, I am noble enough to recognise that Amis is from an older generation — one whose women, by and large, did not feel comfortable discussing their sexuality in any great detail. But it does seem amazing that a clever, well-travelled man, whose job it is to examine the human condition, and who had a pretty steamy relationship with Germaine Greer at one point, has never realised that women can be just as driven by their desire as men.
I'm gonna be honest with you — for the first five years of my adult life, most of my decisions were made by the contents of my pants. My vagina was — by way of Audrey II in Little Shop Of Horrors — constantly shouting "Feed me!", and breaking into musical numbers when I was trying to listen to my brain instead. If I had not discovered masturbation, I would have spent the majority of my time sitting on shed roofs, like a cat on heat, yowling at the moon. If a young woman isn't to go mad, then masturbation is a needful hobby, as vital as going on long country walks, to get a bit of air in your lungs, and pursuing the revolution. And what a hobby it is! It doesn't cost anything, it doesn't make you fat, you can knock it off in five minutes flat if you think about Han Solo, or some monkeys "doing it" on an Attenborough documentary, and it means you can face the world with a kind of stoned, post-coital cheerfulness that would otherwise require Valium, or constant spa-breaks.
There's a reason why God designed our bodies so that, when we lie down in bed, our hands naturally come to rest on our genitals. It's the Lord's way of saying, "Go on, have a fiddle. Find out how you work. And then, when you go out into the world, you won't be waiting for some bloke to come along and have sex on you. You'll be in the sex, too. It'll be like this… joint endeavour? A thing you can do together? That was kind of how I planned it all along, TBH. So, my Eleventh Commandment is 'Thou Shalt Buff Your Fnuh.' That's official. Signed, God." "
To read the rest of this searingly witty article by Caitlin Moran here.
"As International Women's Day approaches this weekend, we celebrate the past achievements of female liberation and continue to challenge the status quo for equality.
In the spirit of this year's theme, 'Inspiring Change', a campaign has been launched to challenge the position of hetero-patriarchal notions of female sexuality.
Despite the strength of female empowerment, there remains one last taboo silenced in society. It is time to change and have a relevant, intelligent conversation about self-pleasure, and face the naked truth that females masturbate.
Female sexuality is something very separate to males'. Within a society of patriarchy, there's masturbation and then there's female masturbation. Somewhere along the line it has become accepted that men masturbate, but seen as almost freakish and scandalous for a woman.
As the 106th Woman's Day approaches, today's western society has become hypersexualised. Not only is sex used a sellable instrument, but also according to the Representation Project, 97% of the creatives in advertising are male. As mainstream media continue to be ignorant to the idea of sexually independent women, a manufactured taboo is endured in the 21st century.
Sex expert Dr. Betty Dobson said, "Masturbation is the foundation for all human sexuality." Yet the sexism that exists within this act shames many females who report not being comfortable with the pleasure power of their own bodies..." Click here to read the full article by Tamsin Rowntree
This is an interesting article from sex psychologist Vanessa Marin, who goes into the details of getting down to business and also some of the psychology getting in the way.
Check out Refinery 29's suprisingly educational new video
I can't talk about female masturbation without talking about two very important apps.
The first is Happy Play Time and app and website dedicated to give people sex education around female masutrbation.
This light hearted app features an interactive game which teaches you basic principles of female masturbation, a place to submit your masturbation stories to an online global survey and a place where you can browse statistics, common practices and studies - showing you that you are not alone and providing a wealth of information.
This website and app are great if you are just starting to accept masturbation, wanting to know more or if you just want to laugh at the strange graphics and slightly bizzare nature of the app - this creates positive connotations in the brain, that even if it alone does not inspire you, will hopefully lessen any negetive feelings you may have towards it.