She estimates that half of all asexuals stimulate themselves on a fairly regular basis.
I could take the easy road and just say, "If in doubt, don't do it." The fact is that many Christian women masturbate and feel horribly guilty about it.
I've met women who feel more shame about masturbation than they do about having an adulterous affair.
I couldn't imagine any of the girls from church harboring a secret like mine. Looking in the Bible, I couldn't find the word "masturbation" anywhere.
One of my school friends did talk about masturbation though. A good "you may" or "thou shalt not" from God would have been really helpful.
In the past, those with extreme sexual urges were cast aside as nymphomaniacs. The rare and little-understood sexual condition sees the sufferer flooded with unwanted sexual urges.
That could include in the middle of a presentation at work, to the deepest moments of sleep.
This is the third part of a six-part series on asexuality, in which we explore the history of the asexual movement, uncover current research on asexuality, debunk common misconceptions and discuss the challenges the asexual community faces.
Masturbation doesn't make you sexual, says sex expert Lori Brotto.
“One woman I treated was masturbating all the time, even in her sleep. “It is something you can’t just change,” says Saddington.
“It is about acceptance and sometimes about change being managed.” Hypersexuality is something that generally requires medical intervention, and cannot be treated at home, he added.
Little boys and girls quickly discover that their "private parts" feel really good to touch.