A gender gap in masturbation?
According to results of the survey, conducted among French Millennials (which means people born between 1980 and 1999), young males practiced masturbation more than their female counterparts. Moreover, 15 percent of young French women declared that they have never masturbated, compared to three percent of males. This gap also seems to be relevant when it comes to the frequency of masturbation. In a survey from 2014, most of French women who had masturbated in the last three months declared that they masturbated at least once a month. When the same question was asked to French men, the majority of them answered that they masturbated at least once a week.
Generally speaking, gender differences in masturbation practices can be seen in every country. In the United States men seem to masturbate alone more than women, regardless of age. In the Netherlands, 33 percent of females never masturbate, compared to 16 percent of males. In 2015 in France, 70 percent of women declared that masturbation was one of the sexual practices that makes it easy for them to reach orgasm, while 65 percent said that penetration allowed them to easily reach orgasm.