5 Bollywood Films That Broke Grounds By Showing Women Masturbating!

Male sexuality is something that is widely acknowledged. In this society, if you have testosterone and a p***s, sexuality comes naturally to you. In fact, in Bollywood's terms, it even gives you the right to harass the other sex, because hey, men will be men, right?

While for years we have held Bollywood responsible to normalising misogyny and harassment, there are also films in the Hindi film industry that has delved into female sexuality. In fact, there are as many as 5 films (including a cross-ver film) that have women masturbating. Here is the list of 5 films:


1. Lust Stories

Kiara Advani in Lust Stories -
Kiara Advani in Lust Stories

This anthology of short stories show not just one but two women masturbating. This also shows a, wait for it, VIBRATOR! Yes, the Netflix release has been groundbreaking in its handling of the narrative. But one of the highlights was Karan Johar's segment where Neha Dhupia's character, a divorced woman aware of her sexuality, has been shown masturbating in the library. Later when Kiara Advani's character takes the vibrator to satisfy herself, the consequences turn absolutely grave!

2. Veere Di Wedding

This film has courted controversies even before it was released. But after the release, one thing that drew a lot of attention was Swara Bhaskar's character masturbating. While many lauded it, some found it defeating the entire purpose of feminism because the character is somewhat ashamed of it while a section of the audience who did not even know the spelling of masturbation, along with their grandmoms, were left embarrassed! But Swara Bhaskar stood on her ground!

3. Lipstick Under My Burkha

The masturbation scene in this film is groundbreaking in more than one way. Not only does the entire film delve into women's sexuality and their needs, it also the oldest female character, the 'Bua', masturbating. This made many realize that it is not just young women who have desires but it is something that every woman out there feels.

4. Margarita With A Straw

The Shonali Bose film showed a girl suffering from cerebral palsy, played by Kalki Koechlin, masturbating, though from a distance. 

5. Kamasutra

Indira Verma in Kamasutra -
Indira Verma in Kamasutra

This cross-over film had shown women using their sexuality on many levels. There is Maya who not just uses her sexuality to get what she wants but also masturbates, but she also teaches her enemy turned friend Tara to masturbate so that she gets over her loveless marriage. In fact, later Tara even uses other men to masturbate!