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A New Casting Call Asks Women To Show The World How They Really Masturbate

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Roll up your sleeves.

In the porn world, female masturbation often exists for a circle of salivating men to jerk off around. In the regular world, women know that female masturbation is very much more a solo flight. Beginning with anxious squirming fingers in your childhood bedroom, it  evolves into unabashed weekend trips to Babeland where you playfully flog a good friend while you browse vibrators. But honest depictions of how women touch themselves are rarely seen in films or on TV, partly because a woman can't get semen stuck on her earlobe to comic effect, but mostly because women have never shown the world exactly what goes on under the duvet.

Which is why a small team of feminist media makers, backed by sex educator and porn star Annie Sprinkle and sexologist Carol Queen, put a casting call out on Tumblr this week. They are looking for:  "Real, diverse, confident women, who will be very comfortable being interviewed on camera about masturbation. We will film you explaining and demonstrating how you masturbate. Ages 21-99." You will be generously compensated for your two finger taco tango, as the filmmakers will pay $1,000 per day for a one to two day interview, plus a flight to San Francisco, and a stay at a four-star hotel.

Studies have said 92 percent of women masturbate and they do it about three times a week. Which means, apart from 8 percent of women being bold-faced liars, that we need some real representations of twirling the pearl. Betty Dodson can't keep cleaning up after us. So, if you have no problem fingering yourself in front of a crew of strangers under stage lighting, sign up to become the star of your own onanist doc. It's not porn if it's educational.

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