A+ Sex Diary: Masturbation Challenge Accepted

Welcome to A+ Sex Diaries, an A+ feature in which we publish seven days in our sex lives. This week: A single femme trying to get back in touch with herself. Literally. Queer, 31, hailing from the Midwest.

Day One
5:00 a.m.: I’ve been struggling with a low libido lately, for a lot of reasons — I don’t have a romantic partner at the moment, living with roommates leaves me with very little alone time, I’ve been stressed with work, I’m always dealing with depression. Still, I don’t like that I’m losing the parts of myself that are fun, body confident, and sexy. I can feel myself growing more shy and disconnected with my body every day.

I recently spent some time thinking about how to better tap into my body and desires. I’ve heard about “masturbation challenges” in the past, so that’s what I’m going to do! I’ve decided to challenge myself to masturbate at least once a day for the next week.

It’s 5:00 a.m. on the first day of the challenge, and I have a bit of performance anx...

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