Hot tips to give yourself a hand
There’s one big reason to love being a woman in the new millennium. Flicking that bean, and even talking about it to whomever you please, is no longer taboo. Not only is indulging in a little masturbation a fun way to pass an evening by yourself, but it offers you two very important sexual health benefits that extend far beyond just getting off.
First, you’ll get more orgasms in the long run — and hotter sex if getting it on with your long-term partner has become a snooze.
“Women who masturbate are more likely to have orgasms during partnered sex, and we believe that this finding is related to an increase in comfort and knowledge with regard to her body,” says Jessica O’Reilly, Ph.D., author of The Little Book of Kink. “By experimenting with different positions, you can discover new pathways to orgasm and stave off the sexual ruts that arise due to repetition and monotony.”
You’ll also feel more comfortable speaking up about your needs during partnered sex.
“The more you know your body, what you like and what you don’t, the more you can communicate with current and future partners about what you want, need and crave,” says Shanna Katz, M.Ed., ACS, author of Your Pleasure Map.
1. Over The Hump
How you do it: Lie on the bed on your stomach and place a pillow or two below your stomach and hips. Use your hands or a toy (or both!) between your body and the pillow to rev things up.
Why it’s awesome: “The pillows angle your hips up, which opens up new sensations. It also uses the tension of your leg muscles, which can feel very different for you,” Katz says.