One of the most important things they never teach us in sex ed is that our bodies can feel pleasure, and that is actually very important. As it turns out, not every body feels pleasure the same way. It's also important to note that not everyone is neurotypical, so on top of all the other ways we vary, all our nervous systems don't work in exactly the same way. Ultimately, understanding pleasure will help you respect your body and yourself.
But, scrolling through Twitter, it seems the male population is still genuinely intrigued as to what masturbation means for a woman. We all masturbate! Realistically, whenever they feel like it.
One of Amy Shumer's comedy sketches features a dude who isn't calling her back but masturbates to the photo of an old Italian woman on the jar of his spaghetti sauce. It's hilarious but not totally ridiculous, according to men I've interviewed about their masturbation habits. I think of the screen I'm staring at.