Masturbation

Like many women, I was afraid to delve into the world of self-pleasure. But for the first time I felt like I had the space to explore my body without embarrassment.
My hygiene complex had always put me off trying. But after a chat with friends, I made teaching myself a new lockdown project.
If your libido has crumbled in recent months, it’s totally understandable.
Lucy Pasha-Robinson chats with comedian and cervical cancer awareness activist Karen Hobbs. In this episode, we’re doing things slightly differently – we’re talking about cancer, which is often seen as an acute condition. But as this week’s guest explains, in many ways its effects can be chronic – from living with life-altering sensations, surgery complications, and the long term psychological impact of facing up to your mortality – including learning to cope with a fear of recurrence.
Karen Hobbs shares five things she’s discovered about self-pleasure since having gynaecological surgery. Listen and subscribe to Chronic with HuffPost UK's Lucy Pasha-Robinson.
The singer, 35, wants more people to talk openly about female pleasure.
Growing up, I used porn to simply pass the time. In lockdown, I’m having to resist those urges.
Journalist and sex educator Alix Fox joins Brogan Driscoll and Rachel Moss to chat sex toys, stimulation and how you can have a relaxed, enjoyable time of self-love.
Your brain is more powerful than you realise when it comes to getting off.
We know they feel good - but what exactly do they do to our brains? We asked sex therapist and neuroscientist Dr Nan Wise, author of Why Good Sex Matters, to explain exactly what happens when we orgasm, from how our brain registers pleasure to the health benefits behind the Big O.