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 — Girl being eatin out always close to what actually gets women off.
Larry on bewitched must admit, it hadn't occurred to me that the way I masturbate might have been influenced by the porn I was privy to growing up. Given that many British women received little or no information about female self-pleasuring during sex ed lessons, many of us have been left to fill in our knowledge gaps with porn.
A global survey of over 10, people by sex toy company Tenga found just 14 percent of British women learned about sexual pleasure during sex ed at school, and 17 percent of women learned about masturbation.
Tiny hairless cunny March, during a London-held Women I Know panel discussion about sex and power, Africa Brooke — founder of The Cherry Revolutiona movement aiming to "break societal norms surrounding women, identity and sexuality" — Girls using sex doll about being cognisant that the arched-back masturbation pose we see in porn isn't always what works for people — and that sometimes hunching over is better.
Sex educator Ruby Rare says that much of mainstream hardcore porn shows female masturbation in a very performative way and perpetuates a trope of "a woman lying down with her legs as Julie chen nipples wide as humanly possible.
Always eager to unlearn habits formed because of the male gaze, I spoke to sex educators and women who masturbate about female self-pleasure positions that aren't shown in mainstream porn.
Positions that might not necessarily make our bodies appear lithe and elegant, but will maximise the amount of pleasure during your solo sex sessions. I asked women on Twitter to DM me their favourite masturbation positions — and my inbox was Big dik bitch with women telling me how much they love rubbing one out while lying face down.
Face down is a popular position because the added body weight creates more friction against the clitoris, heightening sensation. Fox — who's currently working on Season 2 of Sex Education — tells me that Aimee's face-down masturbation scene proved to be a real hit with Lick my pusst. Just as we switch up positions during partnered sex, why not shake things Man fucks wife hard when you masturbate?
For extra comfort and added friction, you can perch yourself on top of a few pillows.
Megwyn White — advisor for adult toy brand Satisfyer — recommends rotating the legs inwards to "help add a deeper stretch for the muscles around the clitoris and rear of the pelvic floor. Try clenching in the same way while you touch yourself; you Secretaries tied up and gagged feel a tightening, lifting sensation inside your vagina," she adds.
She recommends tightening then releasing the muscles that curl your toes. You could also try clenching your fists or butt, or stretching your legs so they're taught. Some people really like to feel warm or hot and having your head under the sheets can be nice," says Rare. One thing Rare enjoys is finding a sunlight spot in her bedroom and lying in that patch while she masturbates.
Get on all fours
A lot of us are guilty Amature theater sex falling into a masturbatory rut when it comes to what we do with our hands and fingers. Sometimes it feels like you're in a frantic rubbing race to get to an orgasm-shaped finish line. Fox recommends trying a bunch of different things with your fingers — Sister fucking dad possibilities really are endless here.
Keep your labia majora and mon pubis the outside bit of your vulva in mind too, advises Fox. One woman, who prefers to remain anonymous, told me her favourite position is lying on the sofa, which she describes as "missionary for masturbation. In a somewhat similar position, White suggests lying in a bathtub with either one or both feet propped against a wall. If you happen to have a detachable shower head, you could incorporate water clitoral stimulation too. Just make sure the water's not too hot.
Sex blogger Kristen archives non consent Other Livvy is a fan of using furniture to get her solo-sex kicks.
Do it face down
Propping one leg against a Adult theatre tumblr or piece of furniture can help you to move back and forth and create a rhythm. Sure, you've heard of the G-Spot, but what about your U-Spot? As Rare points out, there's really no such things as a "best position" — it's all down to personal preference and what you feel comfortable doing.
One thing we could all Erotic supergirl stories with unlearning from porn, however, is the notion that we need to look good while masturbating.
Embrace the "double chins and your body being in weird and wonderful angles" — as Rare puts it — and just focus on Trailer trash girl names off. For more on masturbation on Mashable, we ran a whole week of content just for you. More in Sex. Social Good.
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