Masturbation Tip Winners

We asked, and you told us, all about your hottest masturbation tips. The contest entries ranged from practical (“Don’t forget batteries”) to the fanciful (“the gourmet’s little helper: olive oil”). We hope these tips will inspire even more self love among you all!

The Winners

Our winners received their very own copies of The Big Book of Masturbation.


Switch it up.
"Variety is your friend. If you're a lefty, change up and try your right hand. If you do it to music, experiment with silence. Like to do it flat on your belly?  Roll over, Rover, and use that Moby for some big fun.  Not only will you come in new and fun ways, you may also attract luck. According to studies conducted by the author of the 'Luck Factor,' the people with the most luck court variety and chance.  So embrace change-and your favorite sex toy-and come!"


Absolute indulgence.
"My favorite way to masturbate is reclining on the floor in front of a large gilded mirror that was once my grandmother’s.  I'm freshly bathed, shaved, perfumed, coifed, bejeweled and made-up for the occasion. I become the woman I am in my fantasies…a submissive vixen from the 1930's. I warm myself up with Billie Holiday’s music, candles, a glass of wine and a little 'eye contact'. I love watching myself get fucked…If it's the right time of year, I lay under an open window after, watch the stars, and just enjoy the smell and feel of a cool breeze and my very happy body."


Make yourself wait.
"I find that if I'm about to come I hold off a little and breathe so that it still feels good but I don't allow myself to come just yet. I do that as many times as I can, and then I let myself have it and let me tell you, it makes for a massive explosion. The build-up is so intense that it rolls all those little orgasms into one giant kaboom!!!!!"


Don’t worry, be happy.
"My favorite tip for masturbation is thinking of the thing or person that you would like to have sex with and let that turn you on and don't worry about anyone or any of the everyday problems, just enjoy masturbating and don't worry about anything else!"

Masturbation Inspiration

Wondering which tips topped your list? Keep reading…


Come to your senses:
Proving that the mind is the biggest sex organ, a number of our entrants stressed the importance of fantasy, erotic visualization, and taking the time to really get "in the mood." Stimulate your senses with the help of our
Aphrodisiacs Kit. Pleasant memories are evocative as well: one woman wrote to tell us how one particularly vivid memory of an ex-lover could bring her off "within seconds;" another’s intimate combination of soap and massage aroused her instantly.


Tub time:
The bathroom proved to be a popular place for jacking or jilling off. The feel of warm water flowing over the skin can feel very sensuous, and it’s easy to position yourself under the faucet or shower head while sitting down. The Hawaiian Vibe is a flowery fun addition to the bath and the small but powerful Finger Fun Vibe clips onto your finger. Add some color with Big Red, a sparkly suction-cup dildo. "Yes, the water bill may be higher, but trust me...it’s worth it!" wrote one contestant.


Mirror, mirror:
When it comes to stimulating the senses, many writers related how watching themselves in the mirror was a fantastic turn-on. Indulge your voyeuristic tendencies with a video or two, like Eyes of Desire 2 or Looking In. As one runner-up entry put it: "You know how it can be exciting to see a partner orgasm? It's not too bad watching yourself, either."


Do yourself differently:
One way to make masturbation more exciting is to change the way you do it: use a different toy, try a whole different method, or venue. One contestant related how her electric toothbrush really opened her eyes (and other places) to the possibilities of different toys. Looking for inspiration? Try such noted books as Sex For One and Celebrating Orgasm. Among the suggestions we got from readers were such things as switching hands, or sexy self-talk: "It's surprising what a bit of vocalization can do."


Breathe deeply:
many people wrote to tell us how controlled breathing can lead to more intense orgasms. One entry consisted of this romantic description: "Imagine your entire pelvic girdle is a bowl, breath into that bowl, but do not let it spill over. The sensations are intense if you can connect to the shape, texture, spaciousness and curves of the bowl."