Masturbation in the 21st Century

Even though for many people masturbation remained a taboo topic, for the majority is just an easy way to get sexual pleasure, to relieve stress and enjoy a great number of health benefits.

Man engaging in masturbation under bed reading a magazine
Close-up Of A Man Lying On Bed Reading Erotic Magazine At Home

In case you didn’t know until now, not only does playing with yourself help you relax after work but it can also prevent heart diseases, improve your sexual performance as well as avoid erectile dysfunction or incontinence.

From an Eternity in Hell to National Masturbation Month

There are many myths about masturbation and while many of you find them amusing, they caused guilt, shame and fear among people for many years. Fortunately, we live in a century where more and more people understand that both men and women need some time alone to reconnect. Also, it is important to know that none of them will burn in hell for touching their own bodies.

It is very interesting how we evolved from believing that masturbation leads to blindness, to celebrating this pleasuring act. Yes, it seems that May became Masturbation Month and 7th of May, the International Masturbation day.

This tradition was started in 1995 by Good Vibration, a sex toy shop in San Francisco, which was probably trying to boost the sales of toys. The reasons don’t really matter since we just want to emphasize how our way of seeing things evolved during time.

Now, besides the fact that we celebrate masturbation, we also have more and more toys to help us achieve immense pleasure, without having to interact with other people. I am not sure how good this is since not having to meet people might make us all sociopaths in love with our devices. However, some of the masturbating toys are extremely cool and they deserve an article written around them.

Taking Masturbation Out of Your Hands

There used to be a time when all you needed in order to offer yourself pleasure was your hand and some lube. Of course, the lube could have been anything that made your hand slip.

But since people invent so many things to help them with their daily life, you shouldn’t be surprised by the complicated sex toys created. Here are three of the best masturbating toys that allow men to rest their hands while being pleasured.

Fleshlight. Dear men, if you didn’t know until this moment, somebody thought about your needs and made a vagina into a handheld device. Please don’t say this is creepy because I’ve saved the scary inventions for a different article. OK, it might be a bit weird but it seems that the toy makes men feel an immense pleasure.

Some even say it’s better than it used to be. I strongly hope that they were comparing it with their hands, not with their girlfriends. Anyway…you know what they say: different strokes for different folks.

Pulse. If you don’t find the Fleshlight suitable for you, how about using a static “guybrator” that offers you intense feelings…hands-free. Furthermore, the Pulse seems to be extremely helpful if you suffer from erectile dysfunction. Oh well, this one has its place in a list of healthy sex toys, doesn’t it?

Autoblow 2. Now, allow me to present you the most advanced device for kicking off. Just like the Fleshlight, Autoblow 2 offers you a fake, but close to reality vagina. The huge difference is that this one jacks you off automatically, while you eat popcorn, read a book or just rest your hands. Are you searching for it online, already?

The sex toys shops are filled with masturbating devices, but these are the best ones, at least according to a large number of men. As mentioned above, if you find them scary, think again There are other toys, characterized by a high lever of creepiness but I’ll leave them for another talk.

Now, you want to check out how technology improved women’s manner of pleasuring themselves, don’t you?

Let’s See What She Has in Her Goodie Drawer

The first time I met my first boyfriend he asked my friends and me how many times a week we masturbate. They looked disturbed by the question but I smiled and said “ Not too often.”. He sat next to me and told me that there are two types of girls: those who masturbate and those who don’t admit they masturbate.

Well, I am pretty sure there are women who don’t masturbate thanks to the myths we already talked about. However, the lucky ones know how to use their fingers both outside and inside their pussy.

Though clitoral stimulation and fingering are two easy, but extremely pleasing techniques, women also benefit from the evolution of technology. Let’s be honest, on a large scale we need researchers to discover new ways of creating food, but individually, we really need a good rub once in a while. So, here are some of the masturbating devices our great inventors gave us:

Vibease. Here is a revolutionary vibrator, miladies. We needed something more than the regular pink dildo, didn’t we? So, here we have a vibrator designed for clitoral stimulation but specially created to excite our brain! How? Well, it can be linked to a mobile app through Bluetooth, letting women sync the vibrations of their device to an audio fantasy. Wow, right?

Hum. Now this is something you want to try: a toy that, using internal motion and pressure sensors becomes able to work in tune with you. Yes, this is an artificially intelligent vibrator, able to adapt to your body and your needs! Is it the new iPhone for sex? Try it and tell us if it is!

Sqweel 2. Though many think men love oral sex more than women, some will disagree. As far as I know, women enjoy oral just as much as guys do. Otherwise, why would Sqweel 2 exist? This interesting toy presents a wheel of 10 tongues that, without vibrating or thrusting, give women realistic oral sex sensation. How about that?

Just like in the men’s case, these are just some of the many sex toys that are on the market. If you ask me, these are the most advanced, but probably, as I write, something new comes out bringing us even more pleasure without having to get close to each other.

Now, if you want a women’s opinion, though sometimes nothing can get me off better than a vibrator, I prefer the human touch. Even if it is my own touch. However, I have to admit that these toys are quite intriguing and I am very interested in knowing the opinion of those of you who actually tried them. So, if you did, don’t be shy and let me know your opinion, by commenting below!

Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Anna Smith entered the adult industry in 2015. From that moment on, she has become one of the foremost writers around, using her sex industry expertise to bring her readers many fun and fact filled articles.

She is most well known for her sex advice pieces, yet also has a major interest in sexual health and other serious issues. However, this is all done with a quirky style that is unmistakably hers.

When she isn't working, Anna is a fitness fanatic, and enjoys going away with her partner for various weekend trips.
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