Los Angeles-based psychologist Jessica Zucker recently addressed the taboo of masturbation for women who have experienced a miscarriage, through a conversation with 14 women from all over the world. The women interviewed by Zucker shared their struggles in re-learning how to love their bodies and their reproductive organs after the trauma of a pregnancy loss. In many of the stories reported, women explained how the event caused a loss of trust in themselves and their own bodies. They also shared a lack of interest in self-pleasure. According to Zucker, who started the #ihadamiscarriage campaign, masturbating can be a powerful and healing way for those who have experienced miscarriages to get back in touch with their bodies and learn how to love themselves again.
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If you don’t know much about the reality of miscarriages, here you can read more about misconceptions and facts about them.
Were you ever taught about miscarriages in Sex Ed class? Do you think miscarriage is a taboo in our society?
Women who have experienced miscarriages often don’t get to share their experiences. You can follow @ihadamiscarriage on Instagram to give your support to women sharing their miscarriage experiences and helping end the stigma surrounding it.