Masturgreating: Leveling Up Your Masturbation

Masturbation is the best thing we ever invented, and then we invented sex toys to make it even better. You’re welcome. Today, though, we’re going back to basics, and looking at a few things you can explore to make your masturbation even better than the best thing ever. Which is what it was before you read this article. You’re welcome.

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1. Relax

I once knew a guy who had an ‘R’ tattooed on the back of his hand to remind himself to relax every time he saw it. Don’t do that, obviously. He did it for jiu jitsu purposes, not for masturbation purposes. This anecdote has nothing to do with the article, I just remembered it. Thanks for coming with me on this trip down memory lane.

Sometimes it can be hard to get out of your own head and into your body. try some breathing exercises to relax you. Focusing on your breath, on the inhalation and exhalation, and as you decompress and oxygen fills your muscles, you’ll become more able able to observe and control your thoughts, and bring your focus back to your body. Stretching helps too.

Wait, this does sound a bit like jiu jitsu. Let’s move on.

2. Transition from Sensual To Sexual

While you’re focusing on getting out of your head, use that process to move from sensual to sexual. Try feeling yourself sensually before moving too quickly onto sexual touch. Feel your body, your hair, your warmth, massage your skin and your wrists, and your neck. Don’t be afraid to make noise if you can, and enjoy your whole body before moving to your erogenous zones.

3. Breath and Touch

As you allow the arousal to build, go slowly and gently, approaching with light strokes at first, and breathing deep into your abdomen. A lot of us stop breathing during masturbation, which will limit your sensations. If you take nothing else form this article, let it be this: oxygen is your ally.

4. Consider Your Cycle

You might already be aware that you’re a little hornier than normal just before your period when you’re mid-cycle and ovulating. Being more in tune with those sex hormones and the effect they’re having on you can have a huge benefit to your pleasure and satisfaction as your body is more willing to reward you for sexual activity.

5. Try A New Medium

Don’t tell anyone I told you this, but LELO now offers audio erotica. They are more than erotic stories, they’re like guided sensual sessions. This type of masturbation may sound strange at first, but it’s great: the stories are empowering, positive, fun, and relatable, and they can offer a unique way to bring your sensations to a head.

6. Lube

I think we say this in just about every article, and we’ll never stop: buy lube. By it by the gallon, and use as much as is realistic. It just… well it just makes everything better.

7. Expand Your Toybox

There’s a really good reason LELO is the leading pleasure brand: we offer sensations and experiences for a range of different feelings and tastes. Try combining toys and trying things you wouldn’t normally. Your body loves newness, so keep your reward systems guessing for adventurous new types of climax.

Written by: Stuart Nugent

With 16 years in the adult industry, including many years at LELO, it's fair to say Stu has been around the sex toy block a few times. As LELO's resident sex geek, he's been featured in the Independent, the Guardian, HuffPost, Vice, Cosmopolitan, and anywhere people talk about sex. Here on Volonte, he turns his spotlight onto the important events affecting sex right now in a regular op-ed. Views are his own.

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