Written By M.
I had my first orgasm by accident. My parents had just bought a fancy new shower head with a long hose and a lot of different settings. The first time I took a shower with it, I stood there for a while playing with the different settings, eventually deciding on a pulsing vibration. I did all of my shower tasks like normal but when it came time to rinse myself, the strangest thing happened. I had taken down the shower head and was rinsing the soap from between my legs when I felt an odd tingle course through my body. It was startling at first, but I really wanted to make it happen again. I put the shower head back between my legs, that pulsing water flowing right up against all of my lady parts, whose names I wasn’t certain of yet. That tingling sensation came back and in no time at all, my legs shook and my body clenched in a sensation that was unlike anything I had ever felt before.
I was really clean that summer. My dad frequently complained about having a teenage daughter in the house because I took unnecessarily long showers.
I was 15 years old and while I had been taught sex ed from many different sources, it took me longer than it should have to figure out that I was having orgasms. I knew that men achieved orgasm, but I didn’t really know women did as well. Once I figured out that my shower shenanigans were masturbation, I felt embarrassed. I didn’t want anyone to find out because, whether or not I had ever been explicitly told, I was sure that it was dirty and wrong for a girl to do that.
But I enjoyed it. A lot. After a while, I started getting braver and experimented with other techniques. My forays left the bathroom and at night before falling asleep I would play around with my hands and other items I found, that could be easily washed. Eventually, I started to discover what sorts of things I enjoyed.
It wasn’t until I was at college and heard other women talking openly about their masturbatory habits that I more fully embraced this pastime. I also got brave enough to purchase my first dildo. It was very basic; long and thin with tiny bumps along the shaft. It also vibrated, which I found I enjoyed very much.
It’s now been almost 15 years since that first eye-opening, leg quivering shower and I’ve since mastered the art of loving myself. Completely. I’ve bought plenty of toys for myself, tried new and different hand techniques, and even found that I enjoy well-made and well-written pornography.
My vagina (and surrounding areas) have become good friends of mine over the years and I am always excited by the prospect of trying something new in the hopes of discovering a new way to get off, or have a more powerful orgasm. Or more frequent orgasms. Or many in a row.
I love to masturbate. I hope all of you out there take the time today to love yourself to completion, and I hope dearly that everyone has a lovely orgasm!