Khullam Khulla #4: Ladies, Let's Talk Self Pleasure

Khullam Khulla #4: Ladies, Let’s Talk Self Pleasure

Continuing our series where we add more color and information to the advice of most esteemed sexpert Dr. Mahinder Watsa, today we turn to an oft-ignored topic: female masturbation. There’s no hush-hush around here, so let’s jump right to it.

Q: I am a 21-year-old woman. I like to insert bananas in my vagina when I masturbate. Is it safe? Can you suggest other object which can double-up as a sex toy?

Dr Watsa: It is safe if it has been cleaned and has a smooth surface. You have an inventive mind, so think for yourself. Maybe other vegetables and fruits can help.

First of all, kudos to you for being honest about the fact that you, as a woman, masturbate! Honestly, I feel like so many people don’t realize that self-pleasure is important for guys and girls alike. It hardly gets talked about, especially compared to all those jokes about guys getting off.

Ah, maybe that’s just as well.

While the techniques are different (and that depends as much on personal preferences as anything else), both girls and boys, men and women masturbate. Enough said.


To answer your question: Personally speaking, I’d buy organic bananas and wash them really well to minimize the risk of infections from dirt or chemicals. But women have likely been experimenting with bananas for thousands of years, and I don’t want to dampen your creativity. If you haven’t experienced any issues so far, by all means, continue to enjoy! And as long as you’re into food, cucumbers, carrots, or mooli might also be satisfying.

While we’re at it, here are some more fun around-the-house options:

  • Water — Depending on the set up, some women find the bathtub faucet or showerhead to be excellent company. Lie on your back, spread those legs, and relax!
  • Washing machine — Two words for you: spin cycle. Just sit on top of the washing machine and let this cycle take you in!
  • Your mobile phone — Set your phone on vibrate, wrap it in saran wrap to protect it, put it in your panties, and use your landline to give yourself a call. Buzzz! We’ve also heard tell of vibrator apps; check out iBrate.
  • Electric toothbrush  You can get an electric toothbrush in some of the upscale pharmacies in Bombay, or on flipkart. The vibe is tough on tartar, but gentle enough for clits. Plus, they’re often rechargeable so you won’t have to keep replacing batteries. Get scrubbing!

Finally, have you thought about investing in a vibrator? It’s highly pleasurable, very safe, and can easily be hidden away under your clothes so that mom doesn’t find it. Although prices are a bit steep (too bad no one is manufacturing sex toys in India yet!), I think it’s a worthwhile investment. After all, you can wash, clean, and enjoy a vibrator infinitely, while a banana is a one-time pleasure!

Online store recommendations to get you started include Besharam and That’s Personal, offering sex toys and more. Have fun!

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