Self-Love in The Shower

If you feeling frisky whilst in the shower use the shower head to your advantage. Turn it up to full power and place it over your clitoris for an intense stimulation experience. You may wish to start on a low setting and work your way up to full power to avoid over stimulation as it can be pretty intense.

Your Fingers Are Your Friends

Use your fingers to stimulate yourself whilst you are lying on your back with your legs wide open. Alternatively lay on your front and run your pelvic area against your hands.

Rub Yourself On A Pillow

Lie on your front and put a pillow between your legs and rub away. This will stimulate your clit and feel amazing. You may also want to insert a finger or two for added pleasure.

When you masturbate your release a chemical called dopamine which is a pleasure chemical. Dopamine makes you feel good and increases your happy mood. As well as dopamine you also release a hormone called oxytocin. Oxytocin lowers your cortisol levels. Cortisol is a stress hormone that increasing within the body the more stressed you become.

Masturbation also helps your sleep pattern. The better sleep we get the better our mental health is. An orgasm acts similar to a sedative helping you to get into sleep mode and fall asleep with ease. This is because when you orgasm you release hormones such as prolactin and oxytocin both of which help you to feel sleepy.

Masturbation can also help with pain relief as when you masturbate you release chemicals called endorphins which contain pain relieving properties. Reducing pain can have a huge impact on a persons anxiety and mental health for the better.  Some studies have found a link between masturbation with orgasms and reduced  menstrual cramping pains.

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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