If you read Gurl.com a lot, then at this point you’ve got to be a masturbating expert (Only one of the many perks of being a regular reader!). You know the tricks, the positions, you even know what NOT to do while masturbating. But do you know what you should be doing before you masturbate? I know, I always say there aren’t any set “masturbating rules,” but there really are some things that you should do that can greatly improve your masturbating experience. After all, this is supposed to be the most important time you have to yourself, so you want to be sure that you’re doing it in the best way, right? No worries, I’m going to help.
There are some no-brainer tips when it comes to prepping for your masturbating time, but there are also some not-so-obvious tips. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard to story of the guy who accidentally left his Bluetooth speakers on in the living room and his whole family heard him watching porn… on Christmas. YIKES. Doesn’t that make you want to scream with secondhand embarrassment? You really don’t want to happening to you. If you want to avoid any masturbating mishaps, be sure to follow these easy tips:
Use HeadphonesLet's say you plan on watching porn, which is totally fine and not weird, BTW. You need to remember to use headphones, or at least have it on mute. Furthermore, make sure your phone or computer isn't hooked up to a Bluetooth speaker. It would just makes things awkward for EVERYONE. Image Source: iStock
Make Sure Nobody Is AroundThe worst part about having some ~you~ time is when you get interrupted. GASP! The thought alone is enough to make anyone shudder with embarrassment. Make sure your roommate isn't coming home any time soon, or that your parents aren't around. If they are, be sure to lock the door. It will make everything so much better when you're not stressing about being walked in on! Image Source: iStock
Clean Your VibratorIf you're into vibrators or toys, be sure to clean them before and after you use them. Not to be too graphic, but they can get sticky and gross and gather bacteria if they aren't cleaned properly, which can cause an infection in your vagina. You can just rinse them with water! It only takes a few seconds and is super important. Image Source: iStock
Wash Your HandsI'm sure you know this, but you should never, ever be touching your vagina with unwashed hands. You touch a lot of stuff during the day: door handles, your cell phone, your laptop, etc., and all of those things are literally covered in bacteria that can cause vaginal infections. I can't stress to you how important it is for you to wash your hands before you get busy! DO IT! Image Source: iStock
Cut Your NailsYou DON'T want to be touching yourself with long fingernails, you can actually seriously damage the vagina. Again, shuddering at the thought. Since there is a lot of blood flow down there, you are most susceptible to bleeding a lot from cute or scrapes. The Make sure to to cut and remove dirt from them. Image Source: iStock
Get ComfortableLight a candle! Get in your favorite pajamas! Silence your phone! Like I said, you don't want any interruptions. This is supposed to be you time, you should get as comfortable as you can. Make sure you're in the most comfortable place you can think of. It might be your bed or the shower. Wherever it is, make sure you are comfy AF. Image Source: iStock
Relax!You shouldn't treat masturbating as a chore, or feel like you have to do it. It's supposed to be fun! It's important to relieve stress every once in a while. If you get too stressed or anxious about masturbating, it won't feel good at all. In fact, it can make your vagina feel way too tense and you could get uncomfortable. Image Source: iStock
Are you going to use any of these masturbating tips? Tell us in the comments!