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I heard the guys aren't allowed to touch themselves because its wasted seed but what about girls. Would that be okay?

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rabbileff.net/shiurim/ask/index.htm question 1811 –  sam Mar 26 at 18:50
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@sam heres the link rabbileff.net/shiurim/answers/1750-1999/1811.mp3 –  ray Mar 26 at 19:44

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Rav Nissim Karelitz, based on the Ramban and Ritva in Niddah 13a, holds Chut Shani on Even HaEzer siman 21that there is an issur for a woman to entertain or cause sexual thoughts. The issur is "de'megarei yetzer hara be'nafsheyhu" and not "ve'nishmartah mikol davar rah".

The reason why ve'nishmartah does not apply is because there is no issur of wasting seed for a woman. That being said, practically there would be prohibited (in many circumstances) since it causes forbidden thoughts.

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Is a woman allowed to cause herself to think sexual thoughts about her husband? –  NBZ Mar 29 at 13:55
    
My somewhat educated guess would be that it depends. If an outlet for those thoughts are available (she's with her husband) I would imagine it's ok and maybe even positive. If the husband is not around, it might be an issue, although maybe not a prohibition per se. I'm not sure. –  Gavriel Mar 30 at 17:19

Rav moshe says (even Ezer Chelek 1 siman 69) that while it's a violation of BOTH lo tasuru AND vinishmarta mikol davar ra (since it leads to shichvat zera levatala) for a man, for a woman would STILL be in violation of lo tasuru EVEN THOUGH there is no concern for zera.

So Rav Moshe clearly rules that it's ossur.

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-1 Rav Moshe does not discuss masturbation. He only says that "להרהר לעבור עברת זנות" to think about violating a sexual sin is forbidden. Masturbation without fantasizing about a specific man/action would seems to be ok whilst fantasizing about a specific man/action without masturbation would seem to be forbidden. –  Double AA Mar 27 at 4:58
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@DoubleAA Would it make a difference if it was her husband? –  Mike Mar 27 at 9:26

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