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Now Women Can Learn About Masturbation the Same Way Kids Learn the Alphabet

Posted by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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Now Women Can Learn About Masturbation the Same Way Kids Learn the Alphabet

by Maressa Brown 

woman jumping at the beachAs far as we've come and as many Sex & the City episodes as we've all watched and Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey sex scenes we've read, the topic of female masturbation -- heck, women's sexuality! -- still is frustratingly firmly filed under the "taboo." And there are recent, as in published in 2013, articles and studies about how ladies actually watch and LIKE porn, too. (OMG! Gasp! Huh?!) Srsly?!

Seems as though, like it or not, there is still a lot of discomfort surrounding the idea of women going solo, so it's no wonder one has taken matters into her own, err, ahem, hands ...

New York-based designer Tina Gong has design a new app called HappyPlayTime in an effort to "rebrand the entire concept of female masturbation through education, light-hearted games, and cartoons." Oh dear. Who knew we needed an app for THAT?!

The app, which will be released this summer, will apparently show people (I'm sure men, too, many of whom could stand to learn more about lady parts!) "techniques and facts about getting off."

Ugh. Something about this just makes me so SAD. Obviously no woman is gonna stand in the middle of Starbucks yakking about how she just gave herself the best orgasm she's had in a month or whatever, but are we that stunted and inhibited that there's a market for something like this? I mean, are there really women out there who need children's show gimmicks like cartoons and games to be more comfortable with getting themselves off? Also, could you ever in a million years see something like this being built for men? Why not? That's a disparity that has GOT to go.

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But as depressing and frustrating as it may be to think there's a real need for something like this for adult women, the motivation is still admirable. Hopefully HappyPlayTime will make some women more comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality, so that maybe several years from now, the idea of any woman needing an app to "educate" her about masturbation sounds even crazier.

What do you think about this app?

by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 19, 2013 at 10:10 AM
I personally have never been able to get off when I'm "solo". Why play with myself when my husband can play with me??

Idk
zacmacsmomm
by Gold Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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Some women, I'm sure, could benefit from this.  A lot of women are ashamed of self pleasure for whatever reason.  It's not an app that I would use, or need :)

moobahlalala
by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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Strange... I figured all of that out when going through puberty
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 19, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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I get my self off in less than a min hubby takes forever if at all
sugarcrisp
by Ruby Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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I love masturbation. I remember doing it when going through puberty before I even know what I was doing had a NAME. It's great for those of us in long distance relationships, it's great for stress relief, it's great to use instead of being promiscuous. It's sad that it's still seen as so taboo.

FLICK THAT SKITTLE!

olliesmommy2
by Metal Awareness on Jun. 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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 I agree it is kind of sad that there is even a market for this. But, if it helps someone feel more comfortable with themselves and their bodies, great!

Fistandantalus
by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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Believe it or not, madturbation is actually a medical treatment for certain problems, and if a patient is elderly or has been molested or assaulted she may need encouragement to even try to masturbate.  So maybe it's not quite as sad and pathetic as Random Blogger thinks it is, perhaps she ought to do a little research before she writes what can only laughably be called an "article" on the subject.

Idntreallycare
by Silver Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 11:11 AM

I think there are women out there who still have a very taboo attitude about masturbation and self-exploration. Some may need the help of an app or something similar to show them how they can make themselves feel good

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 19, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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Hmm...yeah.  Just what we need.  Something else that treats women like ignorant little children.

lucille.bluth
by Gold Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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