Masturbation techniques

Four Masturbation Techniques to Try

Even though National Masturbation Month is over, you don’t ever have to stop “celebrating.” Masturbation is a normal and healthy part of sexuality, and it’s a great thing to have stashed in your sexual toolbox whether you’re partnered or not.

Whether you’re just getting started or you’re bored with your usual routine, try switching it up with these tips below. You might find some new techniques yield some new and more pleasurable sensations, whether you’re working with your hand(s) or with a vibrator.

Clitoral: Circles/Ovals

Your clitoris is the most sensitive part of your body; it’s estimated to have over eight thousand nerve endings! (By comparison, the entire penis has only half that number). Don’t neglect this critical area to have a fantastic orgasm.

Use your finger (or fingers) or a vibrator, and trace small circles or ovals around your clitoris. You can experiment with pressure and speed to see which parts of the area are getting more stimulated.

Clitoral: Taps

Another clitoral masturbation technique involves lightly tapping on your clitoris (sort of akin to tapping out Morse code). This technique often builds arousal, especially in the later stages of the sexual response cycle.

Use one or two fingers or a vibrator, and gently tap your clitoris. Even if the head of your clitoris proves too sensitive, the surrounding area may be receptive to your touch. You may find that you want to increase pressure or sensation as you become more aroused.

Vaginal/G-Spot: Fingering

You may confine fingering to initial middle/high school sexual exploration, but it has its place within adult masturbation too. The act can be useful if you’re in the mood for penetration with skin-on-skin contact.

First, be sure you have plenty of lube, both on your fingers and around the opening of your vagina. You can start by slowing moving your fingers in and out of your vagina, speeding up or slowing down as the mood takes you.

This is also a great technique to reach your G-spot and have an orgasm. Your G-spot is located about two to three inches inside your vagina, so it’s well within reach (pun totally intended). The patch of skin you want has been described as feeling like that of a raisin or orange peel, so be alert for any changes in what you’re feeling inside yourself.

You can use a “come hither” motion with your fingers once you’ve found your G-spot. This technique is pretty fool-proof, but play around with what works for you as you get used to it.

Vaginal/G-Spot: Using a Vibrator

In addition to using your vibrator on your clitoris, you can also use it all along your labia and inside your vagina. To get initially aroused, you can run your vibrator up and down your labia and around the opening of your vagina. The vibrations will prime your body for the next level of arousal.

When you’re inserting your vibrator inside yourself, you have a few options. You can move it in the basic in-and-out motion, and get off on the sensations from that movement. If you’re interested in having a G-spot orgasm, you can use a vibrator specifically designed to get that sensation. It all depends on what you’re in the mood for!

As we near the end of National Masturbation Month, take this time to brush up on your self-love skills. There are lots of techniques to use to switch up your routine, or even just to get started. What are you waiting for? There’s a whole wide world of pleasure to (further) discover!

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