You might have reached that point in your life where you decide, “hey…it’s time for me to MASTURBATE.” That’s cool! Congrats! Masturbating is normal and healthy and you should totally do it. It’s a good way to get to know your body and get to relax. Plus, it feels good! But, uh, how do you start? When do you do it? What do you do? It can be super intimidating to want to start masturbating but not really knowing how. It doesn’t help that it’s not really talked about IRL, so you might not have any idea how to go about doing it, or who to talk to about it. It’s okay! That’s what we are here for.
I know you don’t want to go up to your mom and ask her for masturbation tips, because that’s…weird. You also probably don’t want to ask your friends, because that can get a little too personal. I mean, it’s something we should all just know how to do, right? Not really. Bodies are weird and complicated, and you want to make sure you’re being safe when you’re masturbating. But, you might need a little guidance when it comes to your self love, so we are going to give you the best masturbating tips for your first time. I know it’s scary, but if you follow these tips, you’ll have a really good time. I promise! Check out these easy masturbating tips below.
Wash Your HandsI'm putting this first because it is the most important thing to do. You spend your whole day at school or work, hanging around other people, touching weird things and getting your hands dirty. You do NOT want that bacteria to end up in your vagina. Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands before doing anything down there, in order to avoid possible infections. Image Source: iStock
Learn What Turns You OnMaybe you get turned on when you're reading about sex on the internet...or maybe you get turned on watching One Direction music videos. Whatever it is, learn what turns you on so that you can use that to your advantage! You don't want to just start doing it, you need to get in the mood, and that's the first way to do it! Image Source: iStock
Set The MoodGoing along with setting the mood, you want to make sure you're environment is comfortable as well. Wherever you choose to do it (your bedroom, the shower, hiding in your closet so nobody will catch you, etc) make sure you are completely comfortable. Dim the lights if you want to get ~romantic~ with yourself, and even put on some music. You should enjoy it as much as you can! Image Source: iStock
Make Sure Nobody Else Is AroundThe most embarrassing thing that can happen when you masturbate is somebody walking in on you. EEK. Make sure nobody is around, or lock your door to ensure that you won't be interrupted. If your roommate is out, ask them when they'll be back. You don't want to have an awkward run in while you're trying to have some "you" time. Image Source: iStock
Start SlowlyA lot of girls might get too overexcited and want to go all out the first time they masturbate, so they go a little too hard, which could cause an injury. Take it slow and relax! There is no rush to do it, and you should only be doing what is comfortable for you. It will also feel better if you start slowly, and work your way up to different speeds when masturbating. Image Source: iStock
Do What Feels GoodYou have read online about how awesome certain techniques are, but it ultimately comes down to what feels good for you. If having one hand in your underwear and having the other one on your boob feels good, do it! There aren't rules when it comes to masturbating, so you want to do whatever makes you happy and comfortable. Image Source: iStock
PracticeI hate to break it to you, but you might not be able to orgasm at first. It's okay, and there is no reason to freak out! It might take time for you to get super comfortable with your body, and that's okay! Be sure to practice and try out different things that feel good and make you happy. It's supposed to be fun! Image Source: iStock
Are you going to use any of these masturbating tips? Tell us in the comments!