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Masturbations tips that'll blow your mind

Masturbation tips that’ll blow your mind 

A healthy sex life isn’t just about experimenting with your a partner, but it’s also about knowing how to pleasure yourself too. And, for many people, that means masturbating.  

Self-pleasure cannot only be incredibly liberating. but it's also an integral part of your self-care routine. After all, masturbating offers a host of physical, mental, and emotional benefits – from improving your sex life to helping you get a better night’s sleep.  

But, for too long now, masturbation has been something of a taboo topic. Everyone’s doing it, but no one wants to admit it or talk about it. We think that needs to change. We should all feel confident enjoying our own bodies. Masturbation is totally natural and certainly not something to be ashamed of! 

Want to master masturbation? We’ve got you covered! Here are our top masturbation tips that will literally blow your mind.  

Getting in the mood for some self-pleasure 

Just like sex with a partner, you need to get yourself in the mood for a satisfying solo session.  

So, create a calm environment where you can switch off from the world and focus on yourself. Find a space that is comfortable and private so that you can truly relax. Many people find that lighting their favourite candle or putting on their favourite playlist can to help relax the mind and body.  

And, before you dive right in, you should focus on feeling yourself sensually. Caressing your breasts, bum, belly and inner thighs will really help to get you in the mood! 

Oh, and remember to lube up! Lubricants make everything feel a lot better down there and can significantly increase satisfaction and pleasure.  Simply, use a drop to start and reapply when needed. There are lots of different types of lubes available and it’s important that you find one that works for you.

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How to play with yourself  

There are no set rules for playing with yourself, it's all about trying different techniques to see what feels good. Remember, there is actually no right or wrong way to masturbate!

If you’re not sure what you like, start light. For those with a vagina, make circular motions around the clitoris, varying the speed and pressure until your find what feels good. Then, try other movements, such as running your fingers along your inner labia, down towards the entrance to the vagina.  

And don’t leave the rest of your body out – you’ve got two hands after all! Touching other areas of the body, such as the nipples, at the same time can help you orgasm and make the experience even more enjoyable.  

Use sex toys   

Masturbation doesn’t have to be purely about the hands.  

Using a sex toy can really help to unleash mind-blowing orgasms when you are masturbating. There are so many different sex toys out there that will allow you to explore your body, discover your pleasure needs, and take your masturbating session to new heights. 

Popular sex toys include bullets, dildos, wands and finger bangs. New to sex toys? Check out our beginners guide to sex toys here!

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Practice regularly  

You know what they say, practice makes perfect! And the same is true for masturbation. Just like when you have sex with a partner, it can take time and exploration to figure out what really turns you on. So make time for yourself regularly – trust us, you won’t regret it.  

Is masturbation healthy?  

Yes! Masturbation is incredibly good for both your body and your mind. The benefits of masturbation are plentiful, and include: 

  • Releases sexual tension 
  • Reduces stress 
  • Improves your sleep 
  • Boosts self-esteem  
  • Helps address sexual problems 
  • Relieves menstrual cramps and muscle tension 
  • Strengthens muscles in the pelvic and anal areas 
  • No risk of pregnancy or STIs 

Not only this, but masturbation can also help you figure out what you’re into sexually, letting you explore what feels good. In fact, mastering the orgasm on your own can make it easier to have one with your partner.  

And, let’s face it, it’s pretty much the safest sex out there! It’s a win, win! 

Can you masturbate too much? 

The good news is, masturbation isn't physically or emotionally harmful in any way. So you can do it as much or as little as you like.  

Some people like to masturbate daily and others once a week, or less frequently. Some people never masturbate, and that’s ok too. It’s all about feeling comfortable and doing what feels right for you and your body.  

If, however, masturbating starts to get in the way of your job, social life, relationships, or other responsibilities, then it could be a sign that you’re doing it too much. If this is the case, there’s nothing to be ashamed of, but you might want to seek help to address the issue, so you can get back to living your full life.   

How we fit in 

Remember, vaginal lubricants can really help to enhance sexual activity, whether you’re working alone or with a partner. Explore our range of lubricants here. And, if you have any questions, please get in touch.