It’s time to master your masturbation. Are you a clitoral pleasure seeker? Or is penetration more your thing? We’ve partnered up with the pleasure experts behind Smile Makers, to talk all things pleasure, masturbation, and more.
It’s time to heat things up, so here are our top tips for mastering masturbation!
1. Try something new
Feeling like you’ve gotten yourself into a bit of a self-pleasure rut? It happens to the best of us! Exploring new ways of pleasure can be the perfect thing to help add a spark to your life.
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Trying something new could also be as simple as trying new rhythms, speeds, and applying more or less pressure when you masturbate. As they say, different strokes for different folks - there’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to masturbation. It can take a bit of trial and error to find what works for you!
Purchasing a new sex toy is also a great way to try something new and really amp things up in your sex life. Sex toys can help stimulate you in new ways, and are also great for people who have limited mobility as they can help stimulate areas you might not otherwise be able to.
If you already have a sex toy, why not invest in a new one? If you have a clitoral vibrator, try one that offers internal stimulation instead. Or one that has different features. Sex toys can be a fun way to explore new ways of pleasure solo!
2. Take things slow
Masturbation doesn’t have to be a race to the finish line. In fact, it’s all about the journey, not the destination!
It can be hard to take things slow if you are feeling on edge, or uncomfortable in your surroundings. So, the key here is to ensure a comfortable, safe environment before you get down to it. This might involve getting into some comfy clothes, putting on some music to help relax (and disguise the sound of any vibrating friends), or taking a shower beforehand.
If you live with flatmates or your parents, then you might be rushing to get things over and done with. While there’s no shame in the masturbation game, it’s normal to feel a bit awkward knowing there are other people in the house - especially if you’re dealing with some paper-thin walls.
Why not plan your masturbation time when you know that you’ll have the house to yourself? If that’s not an option, set your alarm a little earlier in the morning. Not only is this a great way to start your day, but you’ll feel more comfortable knowing that everyone is still asleep!
3. Talk about it!
We know masturbation can be a taboo topic. But times are changing, and we believe it’s vital to open up the conversation around masturbation and sex in general. Talking about masturbation with your friends can help you feel more comfortable with the topic. It can also help to remove the embarrassment and guilt that many people feel in regard to masturbation.
Talking openly about masturbation and self-pleasure will help other people feel more comfortable about the topic too. This is great because you can learn what works for others, and even get some hot tips from your friends. People may be apprehensive about opening the conversation at first - but remember, it’s all about trying to normalise it!
Not sure how to start up the conversation? Referencing something you saw online is a great way to comfortably and casually bring it up. “Did you see that sex toy that’s gone viral on TikTok?”
Mastering masturbation is all about finding what works for you, trying new things, feeling comfortable with yourself, and opening up the conversation. Most of us enjoy a little self-pleasure, so there’s no harm in embracing and talking about it!
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