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Sweden Comes Up With A Name For Female Masturbation

Sweden has come up with a national word for female masturbation after holding a nationwide contest last year to name it.

The local sex education group, RFSU - Riksförbundet för Sexuell Upplysning aka Swedish Association for Sexuality Education - settled on the phrase "Klittra" over more than 1200 entries, because it "highlights the importance of the clitoris for pleasure".

They set out to find a nationally-recognised word for the activity as there is no word for it in Swedish, but there a plenty to describe it for men.

A spokesperson for the RFSU said: "Historically, women's sexuality, and not least female masturbation has been taboo.

"Women are not expected to have desires and be turned on in the same way as men, which is reflected in the lack of words [for masturbation]."

They also want Swedes to be able to discuss female sexuality more openly, and to promote a positive view of sex for females.

"When it comes to masturbation, people mostly think about just men doing it and we don't think of it as common for women. If we don't have a word in the language, how can we even talk about it?"

To be completely honest, we'd much rather call it Klittra than "flicking the bean" anyway. 

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