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Think about your current masturbation routine. There's a good chance you've got it down to an exact science—and that you haven't deviated in a while. Here's the thing: "Most of us masturbate more-or-less the exact same way we did the first time ever masturbated," says Sarah Sloane, who's been coaching sex toy classes at Good Vibrations and Pleasure Chest since I know, I know, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Plus, "your body changes from year-to-year, so what feels good changes. You might not have liked the sensation of tapping on your clit days ago, but like it now. The next time you're about to get it on with your sexy self, sub your go-to stroke and set-up for one of these sexpert-suggested masturbation positions instead.
10. Try taking a bath
Porn isn't exactly famed for its realism. Women masturbate with legs splayed and backs arched, orgasming after a few minutes of frantic rubbing and moaning. But in reality, those positions aren't necessarily the most conducive to pleasure for women. What might seem hot in a male fantasy — which informs much of the porn we watch — isn't always close to what actually gets women off.
Masturbation feels good. It also relieves stress, reduces pain and teaches you more about your own sexual desire than anyone else ever could. And yet for many women, the idea of pleasuring themselves still feels taboo, while some just don't know where to start. Most of women masturbate. Research shows 78 per cent of British women pleasure themselves.