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Why women need to wank more, according to Grace Campbell

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Women aren’t being pleasured enough in the bedroom, and Grace Campbell thinks wanking could be the end to (some) of our problems. 

Comedian, activist and podcast co-founder Grace Campbell has a lot to say when it comes to wanking. And in her opinion, we’re not doing enough of it

Speaking to stylist.co.uk about why women need to be taking control of their sexual pleasure, and spending more time on their own, Campbell says: “I think women need to talk about wanking because too often we are denied access to great orgasms. Research has shown that while men almost always orgasm from sex, women orgasm less than two thirds of the time.”

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Statistics show that around 50-65% of women have faked it at some point. We’re almost certain you can probably think of a time when you’ve done the same – or at least a time when a friend of yours has admitted to doing so – proving just how often women miss out on having the great time in bed that they deserve.

But why is this? Well, of course there are many reasons (the porn industry, the male ego and the fear instilled in women to never seem wanton, to name a few), but Campbell reckons something that could really help us reach climax is, simply, wanking more.

Campbell explains: “For boys, wanking is a normal part of life that they’re proud to talk about with anyone they meet. For girls, that coming of age moment isn’t a wank, it’s a period.

“Girls aren’t taught about masturbation as being a healthy, normal part of their sexual development. Girls are taught that wanking is for boys, and this is why we have to wank.”

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So far, makes sense. But what if you’re feeling a little bit nervous about getting some more me-time? “If you don’t know where to start, explore, play with some toys and try out different angles,” advises Campbell. 

“Wanking is good for your mental health. Wanking is good for your sex life. Wanking is a feminist act of self-love.” 

Here, here. 

Watch the full video above. 

Grace Campbell: Why I’m Never Going Into Politics is at Gilded Balloon Teviot – Wee Room at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at 3:15pm from 31 July to 26 August (but not 13 August).

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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.

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