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'Women, how do you masturbate?' This tweet has divided women into two camps: front or back.

Representations of female masturbation and sex have come a long way in recent times. From Girls, to SMILF, Shameless and Fleabag, the once-taboo topic of female pleasure is getting the airtime it deserves.

However, a question was posed on Twitter by writer, Nicole Cliffe, and it’s given us a lot of food for thought.

Quizzing her 152,000 Twitter followers, Cliffe asked, “people with clitorises, do you masturbate.” Users then got to pick from the following two options: “on your stomach” or “on your back,” with the latter option proving the clear favourite.

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At the time of publishing, those with the preference of ‘on your back’ had the majority with 77 per cent of votes, with those who preferred ‘on your stomach’ making up 33 per cent of the tally.

Let’s review what Twitter users had to say.

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Predictably, there were a lot of dedicated back masturbators, with some who had never considered an alternative:

Others extolled the virtues of a belly-down approach, claiming that it gave them more intense orgasms.

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Some respondents also made the point that sometimes there can be *ahem* administrative issues with both techniques:

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There were also many other options thrown into the mix, because variety is the spice of life…

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At the end of the day, it’s each to their (orgasmic) own, and this Twitter thread was an important reminder of all the varied, and enjoyable options one can take for a little ‘solo time’, so to speak.

Just ask this Twitter user:

Are you a front or a back? Join in the conversation and tell us in a comment below.

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