There hasn't been a good word for female masturbation [yet] because it hasn't been made mainstream, yet.
So says Alise, one of eight women interviewed by Refinery29 about masturbation and what they call it.
Men have a host of terms to describe self-pleasure including jerking it off, jacking off, spanking the monkey, shaking the sausage and choking the chicken - women, meanwhile, don't enjoy such a vast range. And for reasons the gif below makes clear, jerking off can't really apply to both sexes.
Our favourite suggestion of them all comes from Lesly:
I thought about maybe calling it 'I'm going to visit my bat cave and say hi to Michael Keaton' but I thought that might be too much but that might be too much.