Get it, girl.
Although many women might consider masturbation a quick way to get some pleasure, blow off some steam or release the day’s stress, it can be so much more than that!
Think of it like this — you wouldn’t want your partner to rush through foreplay, skip all the romantic details you love, and speed you toward orgasm, would you? So, don’t do it to yourself either!
(And if you’re one of the 35 or so percent of women NOT masturbating regularly, get to it! It’s GOOD for you!)
Here are a few things “master” masturbators know about self pleasure — and you should too:
1. Masturbation doesn’t have to be boring.
Most of us have a location we like to be and a spot we like to touch. But just like sex, there are a variety of ways to get the deed done when pleasing yourself.
Just because you know HOW to orgasm quickly doesn’t mean you should. You don’t do it the same way over and over with your partner, now do you?
There’s finger play, water play (the shower, bath tub, or even the hot tub), vibrator play, dildo play, and tickling (try using a makeup brush or a feather).
If you can spice up your sex life, then there’s no reason you can’t make masturbation exciting, also. So, go ahead and be a little adventurous!
2. Tune the world out.
Masturbation is great way to relieve stress — and there’s nothing more stressful than the thought of being interrupted while you’re having some “me” time.
In order to maximize your pleasure, it’s important to make sure you’re alone and won’t be disturbed.
That means turning off your phone and locking the door so you can bliss out!
3. Get yourself in the mood.
Treat yourself exactly how you’d like a partner to treat you. Do whatever it is you want to enjoy yourself and feel sensual.
Try a candlelight bath filled with your favorite scented oils. Queue up a sexy Spotify playlist or Pandora station. Read some erotic stories online.
4. Take your time.
Don’t head straight to your “magic” spot. Run your hands over your stomach, inner thighs and through your hair. Slowly caress your breasts and pinch your nipples. The key here is to S-L-O-W-D-O-W-N.
5. And the most thing: Have fun and no shame!
Masturbation, especially female masturbation, is still a bit of a taboo subject. But, there’s nothing wrong with it.
In fact, masturbation is empowering for women, because you’re in control of your own pleasure and you’re doing it all by yourself.
And there’s nothing sexier than a powerful, confident woman who knows her body and what it needs and desires.