Female Masturbation/masturbation

I use an electric toothbrush directily on my clit for stimulation.  I heard something about being careful, because I could desensitize it.  Is that true and would the desensitization be permanent? Plus, I enjoy myself immensely but it doesn't seem like I can go all the way and orgasm.  Is the orgasm supposed to "explode"? I feel like I get close but no "explosion".

Hi Holly!
It is true, to an extent. But it can easily be reversed by taking a break from the toothbrush or masturbating less frequently. If it isn't causing a problem in your love life, it's nothing to worry about, enjoy yourself!
Orgasm does feel like an explosion of pleasure, in a way, but it's different for everyone and not every woman can reach orgasm. The only thing you can do is enjoy yourself the best way you know how and not focus on reaching orgasm. Just enjoy the pleasure you do have!

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I will do my best to answer your questions about female masturbation, including what healthy masturbation is or how it can become unhealthy, when you should consider masturbating with others and when that may cross the line to sex, and how to handle masturbation in your family whether it's your parents, siblings or children


I am a Master's Student in Developmental Psychology and have focused most of my classes and research on healthy sexual development. I have helped younger siblings, friends, cousins and now my pre-teen daughter embrace masturbation and safe sexuality in a healthy and vibrant way.

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