Masturbation, also known as sexual self-pleasure, is common in men and people with a penis. In fact, according to a survey by TENGA Co. Ltd., 92% of men in the United States masturbate. Men usually become more curious about their bodies and learn how to masturbate during puberty or in their teenage years – when they start to experience the physical signs of testosterone.
As men masturbate more often, they discover their favorite masturbation techniques and tend to rely on those for optimal sexual pleasure. But if you have yet to discover what can give you that mind-blowing orgasm during solo play, or if you want to try a few masturbation tips for men to spice things up, this article is perfect for you.
Why Do Men Masturbate?
People, regardless of age or gender, masturbate for various reasons. These may include gaining pleasure, self-discovery, having a better sex life, releasing stress, wanting excitement, sleeping faster, or having better sleep. Some others do it simply because it feels good.
What’s the Average Age Men Start to Masturbate?
Masturbation can start at any age, even as young as a fetus, as observed by some scientists in a case report in 1987. But masturbation can become goal-driven in boys around age 10.
How Often Do Most Men Masturbate?
According to 2009 data from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, among men between ages 25 and 29:
- 20% masturbate over 4 times per week
- 23% masturbate 2 to 3 times per week
- 25% masturbate several times per month
- 15% masturbate a few times per year
- 17% did not masturbate in the previous year
How Often Should You Masturbate?
A study in 2016 found that men who ejaculate at least 21 times per month are at a lower risk for prostate cancer, as compared to men who ejaculate only four to seven times a month. While this may indicate that masturbating regularly is good for your health, the frequency of your solo play may still depend on your personal preference. If you are concerned about the frequency with which you masturbate, speak with a healthcare specialist or a sex expert to learn what could be best for you, especially if you are suffering from premature ejaculation.
15 Masturbation Tips for Men
Are you ready for a whole new level of self-exploration? Here are some masturbation tips for men to help you enjoy incredibly satisfying solo plays:
1. Use a cock ring
For a more thrilling masturbating experience, try wearing a cock ring, also known as a penis ring, at the base of your penis or testicles. This sex toy will help strengthen your erection by trapping blood flow in your shaft while helping you achieve a pleasurable climax at the same time. There are different types of cock rings out there, but our favorite is the vibrating kind like Tenuto. You can also experiment with a partner by using a remote control, allowing him or her to control the pace and intensity of the vibration.
2. Give love to your perineum
Your perineum or taint is a sensitive body part filled with nerve endings, located between your penis and anus. And since it’s a very sensitive part of the body, touching it, massaging, or pressing a vibrator on it would feel really good, which can help you easily build up to your climax and achieve an otherworldly orgasm.
3. Play with your balls
One of the many ways you can stimulate your testicles is by stretching them, gradually away from your body. You can do this from the moment you start masturbating, or you can also pull down your testicles rhythmically right before ejaculation so you can reach the climax with optimal pleasure. Some men do ball stretching with the help of a stretchable cock ring, or their partner.
4. Jump it out
Have you ever heard of the “jump jump” masturbation technique? It’s when you put your erect penis between your thighs and continuously jump up and down until you reach an orgasm. This may sound tiring, but if you want a sweaty solo session or a good workout with that satisfying ejaculation, you can get the job done with this trick.
5. Mix and match different strokes
With years of practice under your belt, you probably already know how to give yourself the perfect hand job. But it never hurts to try a few new techniques if you haven’t already. Experimenting with different strokes and paces could lead to new sexual experiences. Try twisting strokes from the base of your penis to the tip; add some rubbing to the classic three-finger grip, or you can also use your palm to play with your penis head while stroking your penis with a full-hand grip. Just mix and match different strokes, switch up your grip, and also try different stroking speeds to discover what feels most pleasurable to you.
6. Take advantage of erotic visuals and stories
One of the easiest ways to get turned on during solo play is by watching porn or looking at titillating photos. You can also read erotic literature, listen to audio porn or even visualize some real-life sex stories you can often find in online forums. You’ll be surprised by how creative your mind could be.
7. Try a masturbator sleeve
Another male sex toy that you can try during solo play is a handheld masturbator sleeve. You just have to put it in your penis to make you feel like you’re inside a vagina or an anus. It can help you imagine sex plots faster, too!
8. Switch up lubes
Most men use lubricants for sexual activity to help with friction and make things easier. You can experiment with different kinds of lubes and find out which type would feel most satisfying for you.
Some of the most common types of lubes are greases, oils, dry lubricants, and penetrating lubricants.
9. Change your usual position during masturbation
Whether you’re used to sitting down, lying on your back, or standing up during solo play, you can always benefit from changing your position from time to time. Try standing and leaning your back against a wall while you masturbate. For the adventurous, sit on an ottoman with your legs spread out, then bend backwards until your head is on the ground. The back arch can increase the pressure and sensitivity on the penis.
10. Do it in a different location
It’s fun to try new things in your sex life. In fact, some couples have a bucket list for all the places they want to have sex together. But how about solo play? While you can try different sex toys and positions, you can also make your solo play more interesting by doing it in different locations. For instance, if you usually do it in your bedroom or in the shower, try masturbating in your car.
11. Masturbate with someone
Masturbating with someone in the same room is always exciting. If you’re with your partner, you can try masturbating together while sucking on each other’s fingers, or draping your legs over theirs.Let them watch you pleasure yourself or tease you using a vibrator or any other sex toy. If you like dressing up and role-playing for sex, you can also wear costumes, explore your imagination together, and reach your climax side by side. Here’s 8 more reasons to let your partner watch you masturbate.
12. Stimulate your prostate with anal play
Your prostate, also known as the male G-spot, is the key to extreme sexual pleasure that you can feel from head to toe and can also bring the most intense orgasm imaginable. It is located two to three inches away from your anal opening and can be stimulated by using one finger to gently rub the anal opening, inserting the finger, and then massaging the prostate inside. You can also use an anal sex toy in case you want to keep your fingers busy with something else.
13. Bring yourself to the edge
Reaching climax within five minutes can be very convenient, especially before going to sleep. However, if you have some extra time, you can try edging, also known as the stop-and-start masturbation technique. You just have to do what you usually do to reach an orgasm (e.g., stroking your penis, or using a vibrator), and then stop just before you reach the climax. Do this again three to four times before allowing yourself to finish with a mind-blowing orgasm.
14. Incorporate unconventionally satisfying stuff
Your Tango author, Rebecca Jane Stokes, interviewed anonymous men who shared some irregular masturbation techniques that elevated the experience for them. Some found rubbing unconventional stuff on their penis had a satisfying effect, such as a vibrating flip-flop phone, a shower pouf with a generous amount of soap, and a banana peel (which, by the way, smells as good as it feels). Sometimes it pays to ‘get weird’ - you never know, you might find a new technique and have equally remarkable orgasms like they did.
15. Try a new thrusting technique
One man claimed that he could reach orgasm in 60 seconds (9 out of 10 times) when lays down and humps the bed and his fingers. He considers his orgasms better than the ones he has during sexual intercourse.
To perform the “Hump the Bed” masturbation technique, lay on your stomach and start thrusting the tip of your penis against the tip of your fingers. This position leverages lateral motions if the up and down stroking doesn’t do it for you. You can also try this variation on a couch, or a rolled-up carpet for various sensations on your penis.
Masturbation is a safe and natural way to practice self-care. It provides multiple health benefits, both physical and mental. It can help you manage stress, get better sleep, release sexual tension, and help you understand your wants and needs during sex. It may also help lower your risk for prostate cancer, as some studies suggest.
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