when a person 'makes love' to themselves by gently stroking their genital
area. done for pleasure. women- often involves stimulating the clitoris
, and sometimes involves inserting a long hard object into the vagina
. men- involves wanking
, i.e. gripping the hand around the penis and vigorously moving it up and down. masturbation can end in the woman/man cumming
. often can cause embarrassment and often taboo
, especially as regards to women.