2020 Taught Us to Stay Home and Masturbate

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6 Sexual Wellness Benefits Of Masturbation By PinkCherry

 

This past year has probably put a lot on your plate. Many people needed to learn how to handle new situations, like helping kids navigate online schooling or holding a work conference from your kitchen. Maybe both at the same time. Those of us who love to be out and about had to make peace with stay at home orders. Almost all of us have felt the stress of pandemic news and worldwide economical worries in one way or another. But, as is the case with most not-so-ideal situations, there is a silver lining to 2020! This year has allowed many of us, couples and singles alike, to focus on sexual health and wellness. Let’s take a look at all the reasons why 2020 gave us the gift of getting it on!

 

Boosting Immune Systems

With daily updates on how serious the COVID-19 virus is, it became abundantly clear we all needed to take a good look at our health. Many turned to improving their diet and exercise habits, while others looked to boosting their immune systems. Well, it turns out that rubbing one out every now and again can achieve this without the need for dietary supplements or special regimens. While you should still try to eat right and get daily physical activity, having sex or masturbating regularly helps your body to produce antibodies that defend you from illnesses.

 

Improving Mental Health

What do you like to do when you’re stressed out? And what did 2020 bring us the most? STRESS! If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed, we’re right there with you. What better way to relieve some of that tension and boost your mood than with some masturbation! Pleasuring yourself can lower your blood pressure and reduce anxiety. When you are aroused and once you orgasm, your body releases hormones and endorphins that work together to make you feel GREAT! So, whether you’re feeling down or angsty, taking the self-guided tour to bliss just might do the trick to getting you feeling relaxed and chipper again.

 

Fighting Boredom

We know there are people out there who love free time, and could fill their days with crafting, jigsaw puzzles, board games, and more. Other people, not so much. Ever heard the phrase “nulling the void?” If you’re finding yourself with a lot of time on your hands from needing to quarantine or due to stay at home orders, you can put those hands to good use. Masturbation can fill up some empty time slots that have suddenly popped up in your day. Using your time to try new things could even help you find a unique way you love to get off. You can experiment with different positions, sex toys, and lubes.

 

Discovering Yourself

If you’ve been stuck at home living the single life, there’s no better time to learn to love yourself. Masturbation has the power to make you feel sexy about your body, giving you improved self-confidence. You may just discover a different sexy side to yourself that you never could have dreamed existed. The body does amazing things, and masturbation can show just how well it responds to your touch and your thoughts. Once you’re feeling more comfortable with yourself, you can do your thing in front of a mirror to get a full image of your body at work.

 

Finding New Toys to Try

Being stuck at home is only exciting for so long. It’s only a matter of time before you run out of interesting things to occupy your time with, and masturbation may end up falling into this truth. To keep things from going stale in your solo sex life, you can bring home some new sex toys. Nothing is off limits, so you can try whatever you’re comfortable with. You can try different categories of toys or play with different materials to uncover exactly what you’re into. Not sure where to start or where to head next? PinkCherry has all the info on which sex toys will add that special something to being stuck at home.

 

Vibrators

Vibrators are one of the go-to sex toys and for good reason! They come in all shapes and sizes. Many are designed to target specific sensitive areas, like the g-spot, a-spot, or p-spot. While the category of vibrator covers a whole host of subcategories, we’re referring to the tried-and-true classic style. While many vibrators are phallic, new designs have been pushing the envelope on styles and function. Some of our favorite vibrators are fingertip vibes, vibrating cock rings, wands, and bullets. Many vibrators are intended for insertion, but they’ll feel just as good for external stimulation.

 

Clitoral Stimulators

Often considered a part of the vibrator family, clitoral stimulators come in a range of functions. Many vibrate, but others utilize suction or pulses of air to get the (orgasm) job done. Some clitoral stimulators fit right over and around the clitoris and use inner pressure to simulate the sensationof oral sex. Sure, you can pair them with vaginal sex with a partner, but they’re great when used on their own, too. For a bonus, you can find one that is waterproof to take your selfcare baths to new heights of pleasure.  

 

Male Masturbators

We couldn’t cover a sex toy made specifically for the clitoris without including one just for the penis. Male masturbators can be known as strokers, fleshlights, pocket pussies, or autostrokers. Some designs vary, but most follow the standard hollow tube that fits snugly around the penis. Entry-level masturbators let you do all the work, while higher-end models feature vibration or suction. Some are plain to leave your creativity to do the work, while others resemble female anatomy or mouths. You will even find some that are molded from celebrities or porn stars. These work best with some added moisture, so don’t forget the lube!

 

Dildos

Dildos are a beloved, extra versatile type of sex toy perfect for both single people and couples to enjoy together. Usually wand-like or phallic in shape, dildos come in all different kinds of materials. From soft jellies to pyrex glass, you’re sure to find a dildo you can adore. Trying dildos made from various materials can give you a sense of what you like best. Glass and metal have more weight to them and are easy to clean. Silicones and jellies might feature a suction cup base, giving you loads of new positions to broaden your masturbation techniques. Many dildos are also waterproof for sexy shower fun.

 

Anal Sex Toys

For many folks, no masturbation exploration is complete without some butt play. Anal sex toys can be used alone or paired with other sex toys. Any sex or gender can enjoy the pleasures of their booty with help from one of many different styles of toys designed for the anus. Still, the sensations are different for men versus women, since men get the added bonus of prostate massage through anal play. When starting out with anal sex toys, choose something small before working your way up to larger sizes. We recommend a trainer kit that comes with several sizes of the same toy, so you can take things at your own pace. Take things slow and be sure to use plenty of lube.

 

Lubes

Having time for masturbation also gives you the opportunity to try out different lubes. While water-based lubes are great to pair with sex toys, you will need reapplication. Silicone based lubes won’t dry up as quickly, but you cannot use them with silicone sex toys. Oil-based lubes are meant for external use only. While a basic lubricant is great to have on hand, there are other products that feature cooling, warming, or tingling properties. There are even some that are flavored to pair with any oral satisfactions you might be craving. When you shop for lube, don’t forget to pick up a sex toy cleansing product as well.

 

Remote Controlled Sex Toys

So maybe you aren’t single, but your partner and you have to be apart for work or social distancing purposes. Masturbating is still a great solution, but an even better way to tackle the problem is through remote controlled sex toys. There are several vibrator products on the market that come with a remote that your partner can use from many feet away. Some utilize a mobile app that lets your partner (or you) control the other’s pulses from anywhere in the world. This is made possible through the combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies.

 

Benefits to Blowing Your Own Horn

Even though staying at home might have put a damper on your sex life, there’s no reason you can’t live it up on your own! Masturbation has many positive aspects as far as your health goes. Jerking off regularly can boost your immune system, improve your mental health, fight off boredom, help you embrace yourself, or discover your new favorite sex toy or product. So, keep doing what you need to do for the greater good by staying home and masturbating. To get your groove on, you can find all the products mentioned above and more at your trusted sex toy source: PinkCherry!

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