Masturbation | The Basics

Making your solo play a partnered affair can increase intimacy and teach you tips for pleasure.

Here's the lowdown on gooning, a sex-positive hobby that might blow your mind.

As heteronormative standards evolve, sex tech for men has become more holistic and diverse.

Just because an object vibrates or looks like a penis doesn't mean it's safe for masturbation.

It's great to know what you like, but masturbation is a safe time to try new approaches.

Sex toys bring reliable joy anytime, but especially when you're in need of connection.

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Self-pleasure may help boost your mood and ease discomfort.

How to achieve good vibes only right from the jump.

Embody your pleasure and get into the nitty-gritty of focusing on yourself.

Not all sex requires penetration. Take some tips on how to please your partner in other ways.

Pleasure should be an all-access area, regardless of physicality.

Some things even you—an expert in the field—may not know about one of your favorite activities.

No matter your age, getting walked in on while you're pleasuring yourself feels weird.

Peak amounts of stress and solitude changed the way our brains connect with our libidos.

Vibrators may be the it toys for vulvas, but penises have 'strokers.'

Even for those locked up with a partner, self-love reigned during the pandemic.

A solo show or a mutual jerk party with your partner can heat things up in the bedroom.

As long as masturbation isn't controlling your life, it can have helpful hormonal effects.

Solo pleasure is as natural an activity as there is. So why all the masturbation myths?

Solitary satisfaction can be perfectly gratifying without relying on commercial sources.

There may be benefits to self-love, even when the mood doesn't strike.

Whether an old hand or a new practitioner, you can always learn more about masturbation.