Kelly Gonsalves is a sex educator, relationship coach, and journalist. She received her journalism degree from Northwestern University, and her writings on sex, relationships, identity, and wellness have appeared at The Cut, Vice, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and elsewhere. A hearty round of applause to all the couples who've thus been having a lot more sex these days because of all the extra time they're spending together. Good for you guys. But those aren't the people I want to talk about right now. Instead, I would like to take a minute and invite to the table all the coupled-up folks who've been quietly, sheepishly, head-bangingly mourning the loss of their time alone to masturbate.
14 people get real about masturbating in front of a partner
Is It OK To Masturbate When Your Partner Is Home?
If a hobby is an activity pursued for pleasure, then masturbation is perhaps the hobby most of humanity shares. Though the prevalence of masturbation varies by age, most men and women in all age groups say they do it, and the majority of Americans of both genders continue to indulge at least up to age Born not long after Betty Dodson published her revolutionary masturbation how-to Sex for One the year-old leads female-masturbation workshops to this day , they were raised solidly in an age of sex-positive feminism, easily accessible erotica, and general sexual openness and transparency. Not that the role of masturbation in a sex-positive relationship is entirely clear. On the one hand, pioneers like Dodson have helped to align sexuality with self-empowerment, which has taught us to think of masturbation as a healthy element of a diverse sexual menu as opposed to a shameful, inadequate substitute for sex — even from day one in a fulfilling relationship. On the other hand, well, masturbation is sort of inherently antisocial. Can we ever really get over the embarrassment of purely personal indulgence?
Do Happy Couples Masturbate? When Masturbation Meets Cohabitation
Flattening the curve doesn't need to mean flattening your sex life. Although social-distancing means you won't be taking anyone back to your place any time in foreseeable future, knowing how to have a virtual one-night stand can keep you feeling frisky at a distance. When you can't get it on with someone in the real world, having a virtual hookup can mean engaging in consensual sexual behavior over the phone or on your computer with as many partners as you prefer. Do you want to masturbate in front of someone on FaceTime?
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