Want to get more out of your self-pleasure sessions than a quick, convenient climax? Prepare to get your head in the game!
Jerking off, wanking, flicking the bean, spanking the monkey, rubbing one out… no matter how you talk about masturbation (if you discuss it at all), you probably know that it’s incredibly normal and healthy.
What you might not know is how to make it even better. Since most of us start exploring solo play at a young age, we rarely change up our technique. And why should we? When the goal is to get off quickly—whether to release tension, keep your libido primed, or even out of boredom or habit—sticking to a tried and true method makes all the sense in the world. As long as they leave you feeling better than you started, the type of solo sessions that you engage in are probably great. But not all masturbation needs to be efficient and perfunctory.
Think of masturbation as a date with yourself, and start by getting ready. Take that bubble bath. Get out the expensive lube. Put clean sheets on your bed, light some candles, and turn on your favorite playlist. Go ahead and use your reliable hand, or your trusty vibrator, but go slowly. Take your time.