Sometimes, we want to get it on – but there’s no one around to get it on with. Maybe we’re just craving our own touch, one that knows exactly what to do and where to go. There’s no shame in this game – self-pleasure is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
Let’s drop the euphemisms for a second and say what we really mean – masturbation. Touching yourself sexually, generally with the goal of achieving orgasm. It’s about so much more, however. Masturbation is a doorway to a whole new world.
Self-pleasure isn’t just about the pleasure aspect – masturbation is a fantastic way to learn what you really like, how you like to be touched, and what really gets your motor running. The only way you can tell partners how to get you off is to know what you like!
It’s also beneficial for your health, according to science. In addition to releasing stress and helping some people with better sleep, masturbation releases endorphins, the feel-good chemical that can help reduce pain and give us a bit of an emotional high.
Self-pleasure is also the safest form of sex, with no risk of pregnancies and STIs – as well as preventing the spread of COVID-19, an important precaution in today’s world.
There’s also no wrong way to masturbate. Some people prefer to hump pillows, others like a good shower session, while still others enjoy the inclusion of a toy. Whatever works for you is the best way to masturbate! Just make sure you’re not hurting yourself – use lube when needed, take a break if you’re experiencing irritation and wash your sex toys after every use.
While you’re exploring yourself, why not try out different scenarios? If you’re usually a long hot bath and candles kind of self-pleasurer, try a heated quickie – the pressure might bring out a side of you that you didn’t expect! Maybe you always use a toy to get off and want to try using just your hands. The possibilities are endless!
You don’t have to masturbate alone if you don’t want to, either – mutual masturbation in person is a great way to be sexual with someone without the risks of pregnancy or STIs. Having a sexting or chat buddy you can get off with from a distance is another great way to self-pleasure and connect with someone else!
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