Symptomatic of changing cultural norms, which hang over female sexuality, this ability of women to take on the purely individual and autoerotic share of their sexuality highlights their greater ease to admit to practices, which are not within the socially-acceptable framework of the couple. Despite the fact that the behaviour of both sexes have come much closer in the matter, masturbation is still far from becoming a component of women's sexual repertoire which is as normal as it is for men, nor is it a practice that is easily admitted to a partner. The survey was carried out by self-administered questionnaire on-line with a sample of women from 18 to 69 years of age, extracted from a sample of people representative of the French population aged 18 and older, in June Quotas were used to ensure that the samples used were, overall, properly representative sex, age, occupation, region, urban unit size, marital status. The comparison of these data with those measured in using identical procedures shows that the masturbation behaviour of women is much closer to that of men than it was before. Similarly, the comparison of the autoerotic activities of women in a couple with those of single women reveals that masturbation continues in a couple for a number of women, as a substitute for or in parallel with conjugal sexual relations.
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Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one's own genitals for sexual arousal or other sexual pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm. Studies have found that masturbation is frequent in humans of both sexes and all ages, although there is variation. Various medical and psychological benefits have been attributed to a healthy attitude toward sexual activity in general and to masturbation in particular. No causal relationship is known between masturbation and any form of mental or physical disorder. Masturbation has been depicted in art since prehistoric times and is mentioned and discussed in very early writings. In the 18th and 19th centuries, some European theologians and physicians described it as "heinous", "deplorable", and "hideous", but during the 20th century these taboos generally declined.
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