Contrary to many people’s beliefs, self-pleasure or masturbation is not only quite common but also healthy. It, therefore, should not surprise you that about 98% of people will masturbate at some point in their lives. And it is not all about the sexual thrill or a naughty secret pleasure; masturbation carries several health benefits among them the reduced risk of prostate cancer, reduced stress, it can function as a sleep aid among other benefits. For many, masturbating starts as they are teenagers, although some may start even earlier, with its frequency decreasing as you grow since your libido gradually diminishes.
Like sex, there are different ways of doing it. You may have learned how to masturbate from porn movies or your own try and test methods, but there is always a way to improve your naughty experience to make it even more thrilling. The following are some of the techniques you can try next time you are alone with a few minutes to spend. Thank me later.
Take it slow
If you want to relieve stress, you might rush through your masturbation procedure to achieve the end result as quickly as possible so you can move to the next thing in a never-ending to-do list. But that’s hardly the best way to do it. What you are actually doing is training your mind to react quickly to little sexual stimulation, and that might even lead to premature ejaculation. The same attitude might creep in your bedroom with your partner.
Instead, take it slow. Allow yourself to feel the touch of every finger around your genitals and other parts of the body. You will be training yourself to last longer as well which should be great news for your partner. Instead of rushing to achieve that ejaculation, focus on how your body responds.
Try the stop-start technique
Another one with benefits beyond your solo act is the stop-start technique. It helps you keep going even when you are not touching or thrusting. The name says it all; you start and stop. Masturbate until you have reached a certain level of arousal and then stop. Remember not to pause when you have reached the point of no return when you feel the semen coming out of your genitals, and you know you are going to ejaculate, and you can’t do shit about it. The idea is to prolong that inevitability, so to speak. During actual intercourse, this will help you prolong the pleasure. If you can learn to start and stop during masturbation, it is even easier inside a vagina.
Focus on your testicles
Ironically, the same balls that produce the whole shebang are also the most neglected. But they are also pleasure zones that should be accorded the attention they deserve: fingering, foddling, rubbing, whatever. Not only will you have an incredible orgasm later, but it will also make you more comfortable should your sexual partner touch or lick them. Neglecting them is a similar thing like neglecting the clit. Don’t even think about it.
It is about the journey, not the destination
Do not rush your masturbation. Focus on every one of your feelings as if it was a journey. Focus on how your hand moves and how fast you want to take it and everything in between. You will want to enjoy everything. It is all about getting in touch with your sensations, knowing how to increase or decrease your arousal and staying focused on the pleasure your body is feeling.
Invest in a toy
I know you like whipping it out and getting off on your own, but the experience is even better when you have thrown in a toy or two. Many think that toy play is mainly a preserve for the ladies, but male sex toys are all over in sex shops and they have the potential to make your session explosive, literally speaking. There are even others for anal if you are the kind that likes being bold and adventurous.
Don’t forget lube
Before you even think about a toy, you need to understand that to have the best masturbatory experience; lube is of utmost importance. To prevent irritations and infections, try water-based lubes. They will also give you the perfect slip. A lube gets you closer to the real thing; a vagina is wet and slippery, and we all agree that a dry palm would be a poor imitation of such a wonderful experience. Lube will also make it easier to stimulate the tip of your penis.
Like many things in life, porn has its bad sides when consumed uncontrollably, but it has its fair share of benefits as well. Your favorite movie is likely to increase your arousal. Use the movie to learn how to masturbate and control your ejaculation if you don’t want to become a one minute man.
Masturbation is a natural way to explore the things that make you feel good. Considering the health benefits and hassle-free sexual pleasure, you should give it a try as often as you can. Do whatever you can to make it pleasurable. There is no right way to do it, but the above tips will go a long way.