11 Songs You Had No Idea Were About Masturbation

For when you're feelin' yourself.

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There's one thing to be said about masturbation and it's this: you can't go wrong. 

Unlike sex with a partner, there's virtually no way to go wrong when you just really learn how to love the f*ck out of yourself. Maybe you use your hand or maybe you have a favorite toy, but either way there's no one who can do you like ... you. This I promise.

So much so, that many of your favorite artist from Prince to Hailee Steinfeld and Kelly Rowland have made music about masturbation.


But in case you missed the message, here are 11 songs all about getting off on your own.

1. Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld 

I'll take it nice and slow
Feeling good on my own without you, yeah
Got me speaking in tongues
The beautiful, it comes without you, yeah


I'm gonna put my body first
And love me so hard 'til it hurts
I know how to scream out the words
Scream the words

This isn't just a song abut masturbation but an whole damn ode to self love and if you dig deeper it can be interpreted in many ways.

2. Oops by Tweet

I tried and I tried to avoid
But this thing was happening
Swallow my pride, let it ride
And parted, but this body felt just like mine
I got worried
I looked over to the left
A reflection of myself
That's why I couldn't catch my breath


Oops! There goes my shirt up over my head, oh my
Oops! There goes my skirt droppin' to my feet, oh my
Oh! Some kind of touch caressing my legs, oh my
Oh! I'm turnin' red who could this be

Although I knew this song was sexual as a child, I had no clue what it was actually talking about. Turns out Tweet was all about ending the stigma and shame and losing all of her clothes.

3. Touch of My Hand by Britney 

I love myself 
It's not a sin 
I can't control what's happenin'
'Cause I just discovered 
Imagination's taking over 
Another day without a lover 
The more I come to understand 
The touch of my hand
This song also points out how there's no shame (er, sin) in masturbating — a message that we still need to hear.

4. You're Making Me High by Toni Braxton


I'll always think of you
Inside of my private thoughts
I can imagine you
Touching my private parts
With just the thought of you
I can't help but touch my self
That's why I want you so bad
Just one night of
Moonlights, with you there beside me
All night, doin' it again and again
You know I want you so bad
Baby, baby, baby, baby

Although Toni Braxton claims this song is actually about her experience getting high, we're not buying it. Weed doesn't make you touch all over yourself  — just other people.


5. Kicks by FKA Twigs

When I'm alone
I don't need you
I love my touch
Know just what to do
So I tell myself
It's cool to get my kicks like you
Just like you
I just touch myself
And say, I'll make my own damn way
Own damn way

This here is a classic case of I want you but don't need you. 

6. I Don't Need No Man by The Pussycat Dolls


I don't need a man to make it happen 
I get off bein' free 
I don't need a man to make me feel good
I get off doin' my thing 
I don't need a ring around my finger
To make me feel complete 
So let me break it down
I can get off when you ain't around! 

The new "Mrs. Independent anthem" is inclusive of solo sex and that's a fact. So, forget everything you know.


7. If by Janet Jackson

How many night I've laid in bed excited over you
I've closed my eyes and thought of us a hundred different ways
I've gotten there so many times I wonder how bout you
Day and night
Night and day

Who better to get off to than your own bae? No one, that's who.

8. Body of My Own by Charli XCX


You're so damn cold
You've got no feelin'
I want my blood hotter
Not satisfied
I need to taste it
Your sex is so over
Got the gun in my hand
And I'm pointing straight
To the target and
I'm gonna blow my brakes
I don't need you
My touch is better
I'm rollin' much harder
Basically, when you just want the sex to be over so you can do it yourself (because duh! why wouldn't you).

9. Don't Let Go by En Vogue 


I often fantasize
The stars above are watching you
They know my heart and speak to yours
Like only lovers do
If I could wear your clothes
I'd pretend I was you and lose control
There'll be some lovemaking, heartbreaking, soul shaking
Oh lovemaking, heartbreaking, soul shaking, oh yeah

The song in itself is not about masturbation (more like a verse) but they have some fun details that describe getting off to fantasies of your love and it's super hot.

10. Darling Nikki by Prince 


I knew a girl named Nikki I guess you could say she was a sex fiend,
I met her in a hotel lobby masturbating with a magazine,
She said how'd you like to waste some time and I could not resist when I saw little Nikki grind.

Much like the En Vogue song, this wasn't all about masturbation BUT STILL.

11. Feelin Myself by Kelly Rowland


I'm so feeling me right now
Think I fell in love, fell in love in the club tonight
I'm so feeling me right now
I wanna take her home, take her home tonight cause I know I'll love her right
I'm so feeling me right now
I know I'm good. I can buy my own, I drive my own right now
That's why i really fell in love in the club tonight
I'm so feeling me right now

When you're so damn independent that you can literally do it all alone. That's boss.