Lovehoney’s Annabelle Knight is here to explain the benefits of mutual masturbation. Mutual masturbation is sometimes described as the act of partners pleasuring each other without penetrative sex. However, in this context, it is described as the act of pleasuring yourself in front of your partner.
Annabelle describes mutual masturbation as a liberating experience that highly increases the intimacy that couples share. If you are not sure how to approach this sexual activity, here is Annabelle’s how-to.
#1 Talk ab0ut any fears or worries you have. If there is anything that concerns you or that you are afraid of, get them out in the open before beginning your session.
#2 Set the scene. Dim the lights, light some candles, play some music. Do whatever you need to do in order to prepare the room and make it a comfortable and safe space.
#3 Make eye contact. Not like weird, staring at each other, creepy eye contact. Look at each other and get in the mood together. Take a second and focus your breathing. This is especially important if it’s your first time with mutual masturbation. It shows that you are present in the moment.
#4 Even though you are doing this together, masturbation is an independent activity. Refrain from touching one another. Using this time to educate yourself. Watch what your partner is doing to themselves. Notice how they make it happen and how long they do the action for. Your partner should be educating themselves about your pleasure as well. If there is something you like to do during solo time that you would also like to do when you duet, this is the perfect time to perform.
#5 If you are going to use a toy, use something small that will not hinder your partner’s view of the good stuff. Guys – Annabelle recommends a transparent masturbation sleeve. For vaginal or anal play, Annabelle suggests a curved, clear glass dildo. For clitoral stimulation, use a small bullet vibrator.
Mutual masturbation has many benefits. You get to show your partner what you like and, in turn, you get to learn what they like. It increases the intimacy couples share and can spice up their sex life at the same time. It improves both your sexual health and your overall health. Is mutual masturbation the secret to happiness? Find out here: