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These ladies came up with the best slang terms for female masturbation

We must reach a consensus on this extremely important issue.


Marisa Kabas


Published Apr 30, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 10:48 pm CDT

This article contains sexually explicit material.

Guys love talking about masturbating. Jerking off, jacking off, whacking off, polishing the rocket, choking the bishop, flogging the dolphin: dudes have no shortage of terms to use to describe the act of self-pleasure. But when it comes to ladies talking about having their own me-time, we’re left with few options. (“Flicking the bean?” “Scratching the record“? Ugh, no thank you.)

So what’s the solution? Can we ladies come together, as a gender, to pick a term for female masturbation that we can all agree on? Refinery 29 got a bunch of ladies together to sort out this age-old question once and for all. 

This conversation isn’t over.

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*First Published: Apr 30, 2015, 7:46 pm CDT