7 Masturbation Secrets You Don’t Know About
If you haven’t changed things up since seventh grade, read this.
Most men learn to masturbate quickly and quietly, as testosterone-loaded adolescents worried about parents or siblings walking in and disturbing their personal time.
And those secretive, fast-and-furious habits can spill into adulthood, says Emily Morse, a sex expert and host of the popular podcast Sex with Emily.
“A lot of guys rush the process and never think about how they can spice up their solo sex life,” Morse says.
Are you missing out on moves that could make your orgasms even more pleasurable? Try these 7 masturbation tips the next time you’re alone, and get ready to feel good—really good.
1) Don’t ignore the taint (perineum).
“The perineum is the area between the penis and the anus. It’s full of nerve endings and very sensitive, so providing some vibration to it can often feel really good,” says LELO Sexpert and NYU professor of Human Sexuality Dr. Zhana Vrangalova.
Try pressing a vibrating sex toy to your perineum while stroking your penis with your other hand. (Vrangalova recommends either the LELO Lily 2 or the LELO Smart Wand.)
It’s “sure to provide a different kind of orgasm,” she says.
2) Incorporate anal play.
“A lot of men, especially those who identify as straight, regularly miss out on a huge source of pleasure: their butts,” Vrangalova says. “Butts (of all genders) have a huge number of nerve endings and stimulating them can feel really good. If you have a prostate that you can (indirectly) reach this way, that anal stimulation can be literally mind-blowing.”
So how do you bring a little butt play into your next masturbation session? Vrangalova recommends using your hand or a prostate massage toy. (These 7 prostate massagers are total game-changers!)
She recommends the LOKI Wave, which “has a nice long handle you can hold with one hand while you stroke with the other, and the wave motion of the internal vibrating part hits the prostate just right.”