Nine celebrities preach the joys of masturbation.

Female masturbation might just be one of the last taboos for modern sexuality.

In fact, many choose to view female masturbation as something similar to fairies, or fat-free chocolate: just a wonderful figment of our imagination that doesn’t really exist.

Well, it does, and recent years have seen a major swing towards normalising and encouraging women to become familiar with their own bodies.

Here’s what some of your favourite celebrities have to say about it.

Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria was quoted as saying she never enjoyed sex properly until she discovered vibrators and masturbation.

"You get better at sex when you know your own body. How are you going to expect a man to know your body when you don't know what pleases you? It's really important to have a healthy sexuality and to be open about it. It's not a taboo. It's normal."

Amy Schumer

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Comedian Amy Schumer tackled female masturbation at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, when she riffed:
"Magic Mike XXL. It like, really is magic. Any time I watch those guys, at least two of my fingers disappear."

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Miley Cyrus

Miley has never shied away from the topic of sexuality, but really made a statement when she posted a photo of herself with her hand down her shorts on Instagram, along with the caption: "A masturbate a day keeps the haters away."

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Shailene Woodley

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Shailene Woodley.

Shailene Woodley spoke to Net-A-Porter about her thoughts on masturbation.

“As a young woman you don’t learn how to pleasure yourself, you don’t learn what an orgasm should be, you don’t learn that you should have feelings of satisfaction,” she said.

“I’ve always had a dream of making a book called ‘There’s No Right Way to Masturbate.’”

Alicia Silverstone

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A few years ago now, earth mama Alicia Silverstone endorsed The Leaf, an environmentally-friendly vibrator made from environmentally-friendly and non-toxic plastics. On one website, Silverstone wrote “I like that they look natural and feminine..like leaves and flowers…not scary.”

 

Halle Berry

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Halle Berry is all about self pleasure, whether you're with a partner or not. “You can’t forget your sexuality — that’s not good. You can still embrace your body by going to the gym or going to the Pleasure Chest.” Pleasure Chest, of course, being the famous L.A. sex shop!

Emma Watson

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Proud feminist Emma Watson spoke with Gloria Steinem and openly promoted OMGYes, a website that sells videos based on research around female masturbation.
"A friend told me about this website called OMGYes, which is dedicated to female sexuality. I wish it had been around longer. Definitely check it out."

 

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham

Who could forget in Lena's book, Not That Kind Of Girl, she recalled that she: "...learned to masturbate the summer after third grade."

Jenny McCarthy

Before she met her husband Donnie Walberg, Jenny committed herself to a year of self love.

"I've been searching for the one—as you know, you were even helping me last time I was here trying to figure out people—so I went on a year of not dating, not f*cking, doing nothing except being by myself. Basically I wanted a year of… I was just by myself."

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