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Thank Sweden! There’s a New Word for Female Masturbation

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Thank Sweden! There’s a New Word for Female Masturbation

Welcome “klittra”! A new word that describes self-pleasure.

When it comes to masturbation folks in Sweden are not at all neutral. Decision makers of the otherwise chill state have yet to add a word for “female masturbation” to the Swedish dictionary. However, there is a word for jerking of – “runka.”

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But back to ladies masturbating! It happens, and there shouldn’t be a double standard or any shame associated with female self-pleasure. That’s why The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU), a Swedish sexuality/reproductive rights nonprofit, campaigned to have a word added to the dictionary that defines when a woman gets her freak on sola.

When they began the campaign they asked for suggestions and received over 200 submissions. Some of the words to choose from were: “klinka,” “flick,” “pulla,” “selfie,” and “selfa.” I personally love “pulla;” it reminds me of pepa! (Read here if you have no idea what I speak of). The chosen word, however, was “klittra.” It sounds a lot like clit, so, winning!

Now, the group hopes “klittra” will be used by all women so the buzz will help their cause. If it does, “klittra” may be added to the next edition of Sweden’s official dictionary, which will be updated in 2025.

So, the next time you’re having a solo love-making session, dim the lights, light some candles and whisper, “Klittra!” That’ll show the prudish Swedes who’s boss.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.


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