You’ll be so glad you came. (Pun intended.)
Because let's be real, everyone is different and has their own preferences, which means there's a lot of questions out there. You could be wondering: How the hell do I orgasm? How do I know if my habits are ~normal~? What kind of sex toy do I buy? And um, is there a safe way of doing things?
To help, we rounded up our top masturbation advice — both from experts and normal masturbation-loving people — so that you can make sure your body is getting the proper love and attention it deserves. Okay, get reading!
For some fascinating insight into all the different ways people take care of business:
Like these very detailed practices:
"My favorite place to masturbate is in the shower with the shower head. I turn down the lights and start my shower hot so the bathroom is nice and steamy. I change my shower head setting so the flow is steadier and cooler. I keep that shower head on my clit. The pressure from it feels amazing and I can orgasm in less than five minutes. The best orgasms are the ones where I temporarily go blind and the shower head does just that."
"I always take a super soft blanket and lay it down on my bed, usually folded a few times to make it thicker. Then I set up some porn on my laptop and just lay on my stomach with my dick against the blanket. Then I just move my hips back and forth or up and down so my dick would rub against the blanket until I orgasm! It kinda gives me the sensation of actual sex because I'm doing the movements with my body rather than using my hand."
Check out 40 People Share What They Actually Do When They Masturbate for more.
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For unconventional vaginal masturbation tips that could take your experience to the next level:
Like these very doable words:
Replicate what's happening in whatever porn you're watching with your hands or toys.
"So if a woman is having sex, I'll time the thrusts of my vibe with the guy's, or if she's getting rimmed, I'll stroke my asshole."
If clitoral stimulation is usually too intense for you, circle around it instead.
Check out 25 Masturbation Techniques You Just Might Want To Steal for more.
For stimulating tips on how to keep your penis pleased:
Like these genius penal tips (pun intended):
Stimulate it ~sideways~ instead of up and down.
"Instead of gripping it and jerking like most guys, I lay my penis flat on my belly and rub it until I cum. Almost like rolling dough into a breadstick shape."
Try edging, or getting close to orgasm several times without actually letting yourself come.
"Try not to come too quick. When you feel it start to pop, STOP. Wait until things have calmed back down then do the whole thing three or four more times."
Check out 23 Ways To Make Jerking Off Even Better for more.