Masturbation: Prevalence rates
age 14: male 62,6%, female 43,3%
age 17: male 80%, female 58%
there were studies with even greater gender gaps
These differences imply males are in charge of their own sexual pleasure from a very young age, females: don’t ever feel comfortable enough to do so, so grow up unaware of how to achieve their own sexual pleasure.
(Robbins, Schick & Reece, 2011)