A lot of people joke about it, but hardly anybody talks about it. There are also a lot of myths and misconceptions out there that masturbation is dirty and something to be ashamed about. The truth is, masturbation is one way in which we express and explore our sexual feelings. It's a safe way to set our own comfort zones. Girls may touch their clitoris. Guys may touch their penis. When you masturbate, it’s important to wash your hands before and after and keep your nails short. People of all ages do it. Single people and people in relationships masturbate. Some people don't masturbate at all, or hardly ever. Other people masturbate more often. Whatever you do, it's ok.