Masturbation just recently made it's way out of the narrow confines of cultural puritanism, religious taboos and even clinically sanctioned fatwas. It's no revelation, masturbation has had a pretty bad reputation throughout history, even if people have been doing it completely unscathed from time immemorial. Over millennia, masturbation has been reported to result in mental illness, weight loss, neurosis, acne and even baldness (so I guess women weren't even given the benefit of suspicion when it comes to the act of masturbation).
It had even found it's way into scripture, in the occasional odd paragraph that makes an example of some poor soul caught committing this misdeed. Thankfully, enlightenment and modernity came along and we realized that masturbation was just one of those things that aren't actually bad for us, in any way. In fact, having a healthy masturbation routine can actually be good for you! However, most folks haven't even come around to the point where they can even admit that they masturbate. However, for the rest of you, here are ways you can elevate your masturbation routine.
Masturbate in the morning! If you usually masturbate before bed, why not try it in the morning, before work? Starting your day with an orgasm is practically a guarantee for a day of pleasant thoughts.
2. Be a tease
It's often said a tease is no fun, but when you're masturbating, don't be afraid to tease yourself. If you're not in a rush, bring yourself to the brink of orgasm, then stop yourself. The stronger the buildup and tension you can create, the greater the sensation will be.
You have the gift of an imagination for a reason! And come on, let's move beyond the regular celebrity sexual fantasy. Let your mind wander, there are so many places it could. Put yourself in strange, improbable situations, you could really be surprised to find out where you land up. Shut your eyes and let your fantasies unravel.
4. Use a tool
Some women prefer their hands, others their collection of vibrators, and, as some people will attest to, a shower head with appropriate pressure can also be a great pleaser. If you're usually a shower or vibrator person, try just your hand for a change and vice versa. You don't really know just how hard you can orgasm if you don't try different tools for satisfaction. With men, you can always try lubricants and such to make things more exciting.
Written by Rheea Mukherjee. Rheea spent most of her life moving between the US and India. In 2011, she decided enough was enough and moved back to Bangalore for good where she founded Write Leela Write with her friend Kala. Rheea writes awesome blogs and other things for Lovetreats. She loves dogs, attempts yoga and fantasizes about becoming vegan. Rheea also just published her first book, "Transit For Beginners"!
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