I have to ask about this one: when having this discussion with other women many expressed that they had a lot of problems or fear surrounding learning to masturbate as a teen, and the issue of sexual health in girls seems like a really slippery slope for a lot of people.
A huge majority of my girlfriends figured out early that they had a lot of trouble 'getting there' and assumed their bodies were broken. This led to a huge amount of fear, insecurity, relationship problems, etc until they sort of "got it" later on in life (generally by their 20's) and figured out what the issue was. We all know that sexual exploration and masturbation is healthy, orgasms are good for your body and brain, etc... but sometimes I think there's a certain amount of misogyny laced into the teenage girls/masturbation issue (ie. we want our girls to be 'pure' but boys masturbating, or using household stuff, is totally okay). So, the whole, "if I can do it without help she can too" really rubs me the wrong way.
In my family (my mom's side definitely), sexual health is just as important as any other health. That includes safety and general knowledge, as well as knowing that it's okay to experiment. While I didn't talk a lot with my mom about masturbation, I did listen very intently when she had things to say. She also always made it clear that she would buy that type of thing for me if I wanted it. I just didn't have the guts to ask her! (Living in a VERY small town I didn't have the guts to buy my own, either! I wouldn't even buy a pregnancy test AFTER I was married!).
to this day, it is the only way to for to orgasm, other than via oral, but even that can be difficult.