Read more: 'Is it normal to get sore down there after sex? So thank you on behalf of lots of young women out there for being willing to talk about this very natural activity! It can include touching other parts of your body that feel good, such as the nipples. Confessions of a heterodox economist — Portsmouth, Hampshire. Masturbation is when a person touches their own genitals for sexual arousal and pleasure, and often leads to orgasm. You mentioned discovering masturbation when you were quite young.