Masturbation

Masturbation is often cited as something bad, but this is only because of the negative stigma attached to it. Forget about the tales of hairy palms and going blind, as masturbation is a completely normal act. If you are unsure about masturbation, then you can take your time and ease your way into it. This may involve starting out with merely touching your genital area, and then working up to stroking it and other such activities.

There is no one technique to simulate your genital area. For men, it typically involves stroking the penis. But both women and men can try pinching, caressing or slapping the genital area gently. The only way to discover what you enjoy is to experiment. Touching other parts of the body can also make the experience more enjoyable, as can mental imagery. Below are some tips to make the practice all the more enjoyable:

  • Use body oil or moisturiser to make the event less painful.
  • Use a dildo or vibrator.
  • Touch other parts of your body.
  • Use other instruments such as a dampened sponge or silk fabric.
  • If you are comfortable with masturbating, then you could let your partner join in. Masturbation can be a good way of ensuring each person is stimulated, and can help to keep things going after ejaculation.

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