Pleasure is Power - Masturbation as Self Care

Pleasure is Power - Masturbation as Self Care

Masturbation is a healthy, normal part of life: it can better connect you with your body, relieve stress, improve sleep, and enhance day-to-day well-being. Masturbation causes the brain to release feel-good endorphins, meaning that it is a great way to improve mood. Unfortunately, the practice of self-pleasure has often been stigmatized and thought of as something that shouldn't be spoken about. Because of this, many people don't often take the time to connect with their bodies, and as a result don't have a great understanding around what types of things feel good to them.

Our #MasturbationMay campaign is intended to help alleviate some of the stigma surrounding masturbation. We are strong proponents of evidence-based and body-positive frameworks, meaning that we want you to feel comfortable in taking the time to explore your sexuality, and discover what kinds of things turn you on. We have put together a collection of toys that we believe can assist you in discovering your own personal pleasure experiences. As we like to say, Pleasure is Power! Knowing yourself and knowing what works for you can provide benefits both inside and outside of the bedroom. Assert your right to self-love and ramp up your masturbation this May.

Vibrators & Clitoral Suction Toys

The clitoris contains THOUSANDS of nerve endings (estimated at over 8,000!), so it is a great spot to focus on during masturbation. The potential of a great clitoral vibrator cannot be understated/ If clitoral stimulation isn't enough, a rabbit or dual vibrator may be more your thing.The combination of both internal and external points of stimulation can give rise to what's known as a 'blended orgasm'; orgasms derived from the stimulating of two erogenous zones.

For some, vibrators can be too intense, or can result in over sensitivity. If this is the case, or if you're simply after something a little bit different, clitoral suction toys can be a great way to experience mind-blowing pleasure sensations. Staff Tip: When using clitoral suction toys, make sure you have plenty of lube handy. The wetter it is down there, the better the suction feels.

Here are some of our top picks for vulva owners:

Womanizer Liberty by Lily Allen $149

Fun Factory Patchy Paul G5 - Candy Rose $165

Calexotics Slay Clitoral Vibrator $53 

Aqua Pleasure Water Sex Stimulator $189

Doc Johnson iVibe Select iQuiver 7 Piece Clitoral Stimulator Set - Periwinkle $104

Zumio E Ebony Clitoral Stimulator $217

We Vibe Nova2 Teledildonic Rabbit Vibrator $190

FemmeFunn Pirouette G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator - Turquoise $183

Le Wand Petite Rechargeable Massager $225

Masturbators

Penises deserve some love too...and that's why there is a thriving market for masturbation toys! These masturbation aids generally try and imitate the sensations of real penetrative or oral sex by enclosing the penis in a tight, textured tunnel. Some  masturbators are directly modeled after real human anatomy, whilst others are automatic, and feature app control compatibility, or auto-grabbing/suction mechanics. These toys can be large, technologically innovative, and diverse in their features, whilst others are simply, controlled by a pumping hand motion, and rely on their tight, textured tunnels. Whether you prefer to sit back and let the toy do the work for you, or be right up in there in the action, at Pleasure Chest we have something to accommodate everyone. Masturbation aids are a great way to unwind after a long day, practice sexual endurance, and of course, give way to a whole array of health benefits. What are you waiting for? Get masturbating! Here's some of our favourite masturbators:

Automatic

Svakom Alex Neo Teledildonic Male Masturbator $235

Ion by ArcWave Pleasure Air Stroker $377

Tenga Flip Zero Electronic Vibration - Black $399

Kiiroo Keon Automatic Teledildonic Masturbator Combo Set $360

Manual

Fleshlight Original Value Pack Pink Lady $120

Fleshlight Boys Brent Everett Ecstasy $120

Kokos Elegance 007 Male Masturbator $51

Tenga Air-Tech Reusable Vacuum Cup Male Masturbator $38

Tenga Geo Male Masturbator - Glacier $76

Fun Factory Manta Male Masturbator $165

Butt Stuff

Butt play can be a great way to spice up both solo and partner fun. But, since we're all about masturbation right now, lets talk about how anal play can really work to enhance your alone time. No matter your anatomy, everyone has a butt. Whilst some people have prostates and others do not, the anus contains a high concentration of nerve endings, making it an erogenous zone for everyone. The pleasure that can be derived from the anus is also thought to be a result of the close proximity between the anus and prostate, and the vagina, clitoris, and anus. Prostate massage in conjunction with penile masturbation can lead to intense, earth-shattering sensations as a result of having two major erogenous zones stimulated.

Anal play combined with clitoral/and or vaginal play can also work to dramatically enhance orgasms, particularly when a butt plug is used in conjunction with vaginal penetration. This is because a butt plug works to put pressure on the vaginal walls, creating a compression of sorts, so the sensations from toys are felt even more deeply and intensely. If you're looking to take self-pleasure to the next level, browse some top anal picks below:

b-Vibe Bump Texture Butt Plug $153

b-Vibe Anal Massage and Education Set $370

Hueman Black Hole Anal Vibrator With Cock Ring $92

Fun Factory Duke Prostate Massager $108

Forto F-19 Black Silicone Butt Plug $43

Hustler All About Anal Silicone 6 Beads $19

PMV20 Vice Double Vibrator $105

Lubricants

No masturbation sesh is complete without a good quality lubricant. Lubes are not only essential for enhancing pleasurable sensations, they are also important for keeping your body happy and healthy. Particularly when it comes to penetrative toys, not having an adequate level of glide when inserting your vibrator or dildo can cause damage to the delicate genital tissues. Under lubricating can also make the experience painful or less comfortable; inserting a new toy should NEVER be painful. If you are using something that is bigger than what you are used to, a slight discomfort is normal, however pain is a sign that you may be pushing your body too far. It is important that we listen to our bodies; as stated above, masturbation can be a great way to reconnect with ourselves, and to do so, we need to treat ourselves with respect. So, lube up, take things slow, and if you experience any pain - stop. Whether you need more lube, or some more foreplay/teasing to warm yourself up, or you simply aren't up for it on that day, respect your bodies boundaries and take the steps needed to ensure that self-pleasure is indeed pleasurable, rather than stressful.

Here are some of our favourite, high-quality lubricants:

Pjur Toy Lube

Swiss Navy Silicone Lubricant

Pjur Backdoor Aqua Comfort Anal Glide 

Pjur Med Soft Glide

Pepee Special Bubbles

Sutil Harthor Original Pure

Swiss Navy Masturbation Cream

Enhancers

Sex enhancers are exactly as they sound - they work to enhance sexual pleasure. Generally available in a cream, spray, or oil, these products can add a little something extra to your solo sessions. For a wide range of reasons, sometimes people experience difficulties in achieving orgasm, and/or experiencing a satisfying amount of tactile pleasure. At Pleasure Chest, we have a range of clitoral, penile, vaginal, and nipple enhancers that can assist you in being able to experience self-please to its greatest potential. Always read the instructions of the product, so that you know how to safely use it for its maximum desired effects.

Browse enhancers below:

Sensuva Crazy Sexy Cool Arousal Pleasure Kit $40

Bijoux Aphrodesia Orgasm Enhancer for Her $35

Swiss Navy Infuse Arousal Gels For Couples $42

Sensuva On For Her Arousal Gel $35

Sensuva G How I Adore You Gel $27

Sensuva On Power Glide For Him $32

We hope this blog post has been helpful and informative for you. If you need further assistance, you can email us at shop@pleasurechest.com.au, call us on: 9212 6440, or visit our Sydney store at 705 George Street Haymarket, NSW 2000

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