The phrase "necessity is the mother of invention" has never been more true than when it comes to female masturbation. While guys can rely on their trusty hands whenever that tingly, must-orgasm-now feeling takes over their bodies, the female anatomy can require a bit of extra stimulation. As the following anecdotes from sexually enterprising women prove, when there's no dildo in sight, sometimes you just have to get creative.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was a kid at the time; too young to even know there was such a thing as a vibrator but old enough to have become an avid masturbator. I had been using friction (pillows, teddy bears, whatever I could find to rub against myself) and was fascinated by how much heat it produced. The motor left over from my old fish tank got very hot, and it buzzed in my hand in a funny way, and it occurred to me that it might feel like super fast rubbing. So I plugged it in and put it between my legs and eventually orgasmedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦then I did it again." Ã¢â‚¬”Nel K.
"When my best friend and I were teenagers, we would always hang out at her aunt's house. One day we stumbled upon her aunt's back massager, and we immediately thought of a more risquÃƒÂ© use for it. We were the kind of best friends who talked about and shared everything, so we thought nothing of taking turns using the massager as a vibrator. It was certainly a bonding experience, and soon after that I got my first real vibrator." Ã¢â‚¬”Sara C.
"I've tried a curling iron, a cucumber, running water, a pillow, and the handle of a handheld mirror. Don't judge!" Ã¢â‚¬”Danae P.
"Once in a desperate time of need while traveling, I downloaded a vibrator app to my phone, wrapped my phone in a plastic baggie, and used that. There were only like two vibration settings, though, and unfortunately neither did the trick." Ã¢â‚¬”Emily O.
"My weirdest masturbation tool would be jets in pools and jacuzzis. I only ever used them when I was a young girl or a teenager and didn't realize how freaking weird it was to be getting off in public. All I knew was that it felt good, so I would position myself against them and pretend to be just hanging out, or like, examining the pool tile in front of my face. Hopefully I wasn't too obvious about it." Ã¢â‚¬”Kim C.
"Around when I was in my mid-teens, I was looking around the house for anything to use. We had frozen hot dogs in the freezer, and for some reason I thought that would be the best idea ever. I slapped a condom on one and went to town...for about a minute, then stopped. It was so cold and just numbed everything, even though the size and shape were ideal. I'd give it a 2.5/10, would not recommend. Just buy a real dildo." Ã¢â‚¬”Marissa G.
"I have used a flashlight, a banana, my razor handle, and a battery. I really enjoy all of them for different reasons. The banana I use just as a dildo, except it's easier to keep around without having to explain it. The battery is small and compact, like a mini dildo, so it's good for a quickie. The razor handle is fun in the shower when I am feeling in the mood. The flashlight may be my favorite, simply because of its size. I first used it to stretch myself out, and now it fills me. It feels great to be stretched like that. It has been over 20 years since I started, and I still use a flashlight. They have gotten bigger, but they're still fun." Ã¢â‚¬”Alison T.