5 Masturbation Tips for a Mind-Blowing Solo Session

When it comes to self-pleasure, most women have a specific set of moves that guarantee climax every time. But even if your tried-and-true method works like a charm, over time that routine may start to feel a little, well, routine. Hitting a masturbation plateau doesn’t have to happen though! Avoid a solo sex rut with these five enhancements.

Invest in a New Vibrator
5 Masturbation Tips for a Mind-Blowing Solo Session

“It’s a hard fact that women need clitoral stimulation to reach orgasm and Sex With Emily podcast. If you’ve only been using your fingers, it’s time to treat yourself: Morse recommends the Pocket Rocket due to its solid track record and affordable price tag. But if this isn’t your first rodeo and you’d like something a little more invigorating, try the Form 2 by Jimmyjane ($189; While the cost is a little steep, the five different intensity levels, four different pulsing patterns, and rechargeable battery make it worthwhile, says Morse. (Want more suggestions?  Try this advice from Good Vibrations: Supercharge Your Sex Life.)

Switch Up Your Technique
5 Masturbation Tips for a Mind-Blowing Solo Session

Variety is what spices up sex—even the kind we have with ourselves, says Morse. If you typically stroke yourself in a diagonal pattern—moving your fingers over your clitoris from side to side—try varying your stroke technique by caressing it using an up and down motion instead. Another option: Use one finger to trace circles around your clitoris without touching it directly, says Morse. The nerve endings will still be indirectly stimulated, which helps build up a lot of tension and excitement before you even zero in on your pleasure point.

Amplify Your Arousal
5 Masturbation Tips for a Mind-Blowing Solo Session

“Orgasm builds from arousal, not the other way around,” says Morse. Mentally prime yourself for the main event by prepping for the Big-O, she suggests. Carve out a physical and mental space that makes you feel most relaxed: Draw a bath, light a candle, step away from your phone, or power down the TV. “Stress can be one of the biggest killers of a woman’s sex drive, so learning to calm down and soothe yourself is one of the best exercises you can master,” says Morse.

Need a little erotic enhancement to put you in the mood? Try Good Vibrations After Dark, a site with a vast collection of female-friendly porn, Morse suggests. (Or this: The New Porn That Will Transform Your Sex Life.)

Switch Your Position
5 Masturbation Tips for a Mind-Blowing Solo Session

“Most women masturbate lying on their backs once they find which works best, they typically stick to that position,” says Morse. An easy way to experience self-pleasure in a new fashion is by simply repositioning your body. “Flip onto your stomach and find something that stimulates you when you rub up against it, like a pillow or a blanket,” advises Morse. “You’ll be directly targeting your clitoris and can apply more pressure and intensity with your body weight, which could end in a new orgasmic sensation.” Another option: Take your solo-play outside the bedroom and give it a whirl in the bath or shower.

Upgrade Your Lube
5 Masturbation Tips for a Mind-Blowing Solo Session

“Lubricant is like the salt of sexual world—it has the power to make everything feel (or taste) a lot better,” says Morse. Pjur or Uberlube—both silicon-based lubricants—are slippery and perfect for finger play. But keep in mind that it’s best to use a water-based lube, like Astroglide, with your sex toys so it doesn’t damage the product, says Morse. (And don’t be afriad to bring lube into your friendly frolics—it’s one of 5 Moves to Orgasm Tonight.)

Author Since: Jul 26, 2018