How Often Men And Women Masturbate, By Age

How many of us indulge in self-love, and how often? Here's some hard data.

FiveThirtyEight's Mona Chalabi crunched the numbers from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior – the "largest nationally representative study of sexual and sexual-health behaviors ever fielded" – and came up with the graphic you see here. The numbers tell a tale of self-gratification, moderate restraint and complete abstention. How do you compare?

Read Chalabi's full analysis here. More fun with sex and data here.