How to Masturbate

By Kate Ringer

This article contains sexually explicit content. The purpose of this guide is to help people of all genders and sexual orientations practice masturbation; however, everyone is different. Some readers may be comfortable with these topics, while others who have experienced trauma, body dysmorphia, or sexism may not be. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments, and I will answer them to the best of my ability. Some other great resources are Sexplanations for great sex education content, Adam & Eve for sex toys, Planned Parenthood for education and medical services, and/or a healthcare professional in your area. Now, it’s about to get real, so find a private place to read this and let’s get started.

We’re going to start by establishing a mantra. Think yogi style, but for accepting your genitals. My vulva is a goddess. I love my penis. I am perfect. These are some examples; use whatever feels right for your gender and sexual identity. Say this mantra a few times to yourself, out loud if you can. If you aren’t comfortable doing that, it’s ok, just repeat it a few times in your head.

Breath in. My vulva is a goddess.

Breath out. My vulva is a goddess.

Breath in. My vulva is a goddess.

Breath out. My vulva is a goddess.

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Porn Taught Me Everything I Know About Sex

By Sam Kennedyimages (1).jpg

Yup, you read the title right. I’ve learned everything there is to know about sex because of porn… just like everybody else.

Pornography has become a teacher in today’s society, thanks to the internet and the increasing use of the “sex sells” attitude within the media. But are we learning the right things from porn?

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Sex Talk With Nick: Mastering Masturbation

Nick Dimico

Welcome to Sex Talk with Nick, your weekly dose of pleasure. I’m here to give you an educational insight into the world of sex. This week, we are going to discuss how to find the best pleasure for yourself when it comes to masturbation.

Masturbation is sexual stimulation of one’s own genitals, usually to the point of an orgasm. The stimulation can be performed using the hands, fingers, everyday objects, or sex toys. Mutual masturbation can also be a pleasurable substitute for sexual penetration. Masturbation is frequent in humans of both sexes and all ages; although there is variation in how it is completed, along with how many times per day you can pleasure yourself.

“I masturbate at least once a day, if not more,” said Adam, straight, 24, sexually active. “I have masturbated up to eight times in one day though.”

Pleasuring yourself can often be fun or exciting, but at times it can also be confusing.

“It’s hard for me to masturbate,” said Jessica, 21, straight, virgin. “I find no pleasure in masturbating. I don’t know if I am just not doing it right or if I just simply don’t receive pleasure from it.”

This is completely normal. We all receive pleasure in different ways, and sometimes we may find pleasure, while other times we may not.

Masturbation can also be frightening for those who are just beginning.

My first time masturbating went like this: Continue reading “Sex Talk With Nick: Mastering Masturbation”