Sweden Proves It Is Pro Masturbation!

January 4, 2016

Masturbation is a totally normal and perfectly healthy thing to do to most of us. We see it as the perfect way to let off some steam and unwind, especially when you are feeling stressed, but there are so many out there who see it as something bad. Well, it seems that the beautiful country of Sweden is not a place where masturbation is frowned upon.

In fact, the official annual list, telling us the most commonly used new words of the year, tells us that Sweden is definitely a pro masturbation country. The new word for female masturbation, klittra, is one of the most commonly used words of the last year. Does this bode well for the future of sex in Sweden?

The official words list

The list shows us that 2015 wasn’t exactly a great year. As the Institutet för språk och folkminnen tells us: “two things characterized” the year, and they were war and terror. We saw an increase in people talking about “EU migrants” and the “transit of refugees”, but it seems that it wasn’t all doom and gloom!

The word “klittra” also managed to make the list of new and commonly used words and phrases. Klittra is the Swedish word to describe female masturbation, and given the amount of people using it, it is clearly a great word to describe the act!

Lena Lind Palicki, of the Swedish Language Council’s New Words Group, suggested that klittra has become so popular as it follows the idea “that you need new words for a new society”, and so it perfectly fits in.

The word, which won the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education competition, beat the others as “it highlights the importance of the clitoris for pleasure”, as it seems that a lot of people are missing out on that when they are having their fun!

Masturbation is actually good for you

By accepting this word, Sweden are basically admitting that masturbation really isn’t all that bad. There are some out there who believe masturbating leads to other sinful acts, but the majority of us know that it is the perfect way to unwind and chill out when you are feeling a little bit tense and anxious.

Not only can it help you de-stress at those critical moments, but regular masturbation has been shown to be good for you. It “cleans out the pipes”, as people say, which can help to reduce your chances of infection. The chances of you getting a urinary tract infection when you regularly masturbate are decreased.

If that wasn’t enough of an excuse to jerk off, knowing your body can also help you spot irregularities. You know what is and isn’t normal for your body, so when things change you can deal with it a lot better.

So what does this mean for the future of sex in Sweden? Hopefully this little acceptance of masturbation as being perfectly normal will help people start to see that sex work really isn’t as bad as others believe it is… but what do you think? You can join in the conversation by leaving a comment in the box below.

Lara Mills
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