Sex

Female masturbation has a ~sparkly~ brand new name

Say goodbye to “flicking the bean”.

Introducing your new favourite word….. “Klittra”- Sweden’s unofficial new term for solo sex which combines the words “clitoris” and “glitter” in an effort to encourage a positive outlook and open discourse about female sexual pleasure.

It’s pretty, right?

In an effort to create a more open dialogue about female masturbation, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) decided a new ~glamourous~ word would do the job.

"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?" explains spokeswoman Kristina Ljungros.

Due to the fact that there is no word in either Swedish or English for female masturbation, our Swedish sisters decided that now is the time.

‘Cos nothing feels less sexy than referring to it as “flicking the bean.”

CRINGE

In order to find out what really made women feel confident, the RFSU held a competition for ladies to submit new ideas for the solo activity. They received over 1200 responses and “klittra” came in at first place, while “pulla”, “runka” and “selfa” were also considered.

LOLz, we think "klittra" is the best pick of the bunch.

The goal of the RFSU is to next aim to get their new sparkly word into the dictionary.

"We are trying to put sexuality on the agenda -- the positive aspects," Ljungros says. "We want to focus on the good parts, the lust."

Because it’s a known fact that glitter makes everything just that little bit better.