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Masturbation. Flicking the bean. Shucking the clam.
Whatever you call it, a lot of women are doing it — even as you read this! — but we don’t seem to talk about it all that much. Which is a shame, because something that’s so natural and good for your health shouldn’t be a taboo.
Considering we’re entering the last week of Masturbation Month, it seems only appropriate to, erm, dive into the topic by sharing a brilliantly cringe-worthy true story. In a video series for Refinery 29, women have been divulging why they masturbate, how they think we should be talking about it, and best of all — their most awkward encounters. (Post continues after gallery.)
One of the women, Betsy, shared the sordid tale of a shoulder massager that became a family heirloom… but not in the traditional sense. It all began when Betsy’s father was given a shoulder massager from her grandmother, which Betsy soon discovered a new use for.
“I was trying it one day and then I started playing with it. I put it in my pants. Then it was time to go to college and I took it with me. I lived in a suite with three other girls,” she recalls. So far, so… cringey. You know where this is going, don’t you?