Inspired by The Shape of Water, we survey the various ways female self-pleasure has been portrayed. I n pornography, female masturbation is a mainstay. Male fantasy dictates that it is almost always a titillating act for a man to watch before placing himself in the action.
May is National Masturbation Month, and we're celebrating with Feeling Yourselfa series exploring the finer points of self-pleasure. When it comes to TV and movies, scenes portraying women masturbating are basically straight out of a male director's sexual fantasy. More often than not, the woman writhes around on her back and she's usually moaning the moment her hand comes into contact with her vulva.
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This just in: women masturbate! It's totally normal and healthy! Everyone does it! So, now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's talk about on-screen female masturbation scenes—which are pretty few and far between compared to their male equivalents because for some reason people get super uncomfortable with the idea that women like sex.
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But female masturbation remains a taboo subject. This has filtered through to the big-screen with representations of female onanism few and far between. Instead depictions of the act of masturbation have largely been confined to male experiences and used for comedic purposes.
Five years ago, Blair Waldorf of Gossip Girl was a pioneer in the field of teen soap girl masturbation. If it's happened since with an underage female character, I missed it. So when the CW sent Reignits sudsy and loose retelling of the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, to journalists in the spring, and those journalists noticed that there is a scene in which one of Mary's ladies-in-waiting masturbates, there was some talk about it: mostly about whether the CW would keep the scene when the pilot was finalized.
The video ends as the police arrive to arrest her for breaking, entering and wanking: put your hands where we can see them. This is a bizarrely specific scenario, but not one that is unusual in popular culture. The video immediately reminded me of a scene from the second series of Skinswhere the character Maxxie is being stalked by a girl on his estate, Lucy.
Female masturbation can often be totally misrepresented in mainstream films and TV shows as this sensual, erotic experience because, shocker, most of those scenes are directed with a straight, male audience in mind. But in reality, we all know the way women masturbate can vary from frantic 'I gotta rub one out asap' to lazy 'I fell asleep with my hands down my pants' solo sex. I've ranted about this a fair bit before, but here are 13 of the best female masturbation scenes in movies that are not all about turning dudes on. At last, a show that depicts women with a diverse range of body types masturbating!