Self love is a beautiful thing, whether that means taking the time to really care for, be gentle with, and celebrate what makes you wonderful, or, you know, literal self love. While you can never practice enough of the former, the latter can get a little routine, especially when you know what works and how to achieve it — efficiently. And while that kind of masturbation might get you there, it’s not exactly the most exhilarating journey. The next time you’re taking an, ahem, solo adventure, there are a few ways to make masturbation feel exciting again that you might want to incorporate to spice things up a bit ASAP.
Why not find more reasons to have some sexy time on your own? After all, masturbation has plenty of benefits, beyond just feeling amazing. For one thing, as Dr. Jessica O'Reilly, host of the @SexWithDrJess Podcast, previously told Elite Daily, it's a great way to connect with your body and boost your self esteem. "When your body performs (through a sport, a dance, or a session of pleasure), you experience an increase in confidence and tend to focus on its strong points as opposed to its 'problems','' she explained. It can also make partnered sex that much better down the road, thanks to all the conditioning you do on your own. "Masturbating can tone your pelvic floor muscles, which can increase the intensity and ease of orgasmic contractions," she explained. "Your pelvic floor is activated (and works pretty hard) during the plateau stage of orgasm, so keeping it in shape should increase your chance of reaching climax during intercourse." That said, here are some fun ideas to try tonight.