Almost half of the sexually active men who responded to The Irish Times sex survey masturbate more than once a week. Men masturbate more than women, with one in four male respondents to The Irish Times sex survey saying they do it every day, compared with 5 per cent of females. Almost half of sexually active men who responded masturbate more than once a week, compared with a quarter of women.
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Building on previous research, TENGA developed the world's largest survey on masturbation, compiling data from more than 13, respondents age across 18 countries. Timed to celebrate and recognize Masturbation Month starting May 1data reveals men across the globe — 41 percent in America — feel pressured to act "manly" based on outdated assumptions about masculinity. The survey, which asked Americans to evaluate which characteristics they believe men in their country value, found approximately 90 percent of Americans think men value traditionally "manly traits" like physical strength, aggression, assertiveness and being the main breadwinner.
By simply writing this article, I'm doing something 55 percent of Americans say they never do: talk about masturbation. That stat is one of several findings revealed in a recent masturbation survey conducted by sex toy company Tenga along with research firm PSB, drawing on data from 13, respondents ages 18 to 74 in 18 different countries. And even though Americans don't want to talk about it, 84 percent of us admit to self-pleasuring — 92 percent of men and 76 percent of women.
Is it only the subject that is taboo, or does it also concern the practice itself? The subject of female masturbation might be a taboo in daily conversations and media, but it is not for researchers! At Smile Makers, we have travelled the world and asked personal questions to thousands of women.
The survey asked a total of students what their views on masturbation were and whether or not they masturbated and how frequently they did it. The survey followed a video showing students discussing the topic which went viral in Apriland represents a controversial, yet progressive step in the attitudes towards masturbation in China. The ongoing project has currently seen over 50 videos submitted showing students discussing the topic of masturbation.
There's no denying communication is essential to a healthy sex life. But why should we just limit that to talking about sex with a partner? There's so much shame in society around peoples' sexual fetishes, desires, STIs, and sexual dysfunctions that keeping quiet about it isn't doing us any good for our sex lives or our well-being. So where do we start feeling more comfortable with the topic?