If you’re feeling turned on at the thought of sexual fantasies, the smell of sexy perfume, or the erotic sounds from audio and videos – and you’re looking for the best male masturbation techniques to try, you’ve come to the right place.
The possibilities are endless for the different ways of stimulating your body because there are 25 erogenous zones on a male body that, when touched, give you a pleasurable feeling all over. You might even continue to crave it.
Turning to masturbation is the best solution to give in to your sexual desires. It’s sensual, powerful, and downright sexy. And we’re here to teach you some of the best tried-and-tested jerk-off techniques that can help you figure out ways you enjoy stimulating yourself the most.
In this 5-minute read, we’ll talk about what masturbation is, why you should be doing it, and of course, the 15 best male masturbation techniques you’ll ever need to use to have a pleasure-packed ride. Use this as your all-in-one guide to everything masturbation-related – whether you’re in for a solo play or for spicing up the bedroom with your partner.
What Is Male Masturbation?
Masturbation or self-pleasure is a sensual act of touching parts of your body that make you feel good. There’s a reason it’s called self-love or self-pleasure – it is a form of intimacy that can leave you with a feeling of satisfaction because happy hormones spike when you’re giving yourself some love. When it comes to male masturbation, this mainly focuses on stimulating the pelvic area. This area of male anatomy includes your lower abdomen, penis, scrotum, and anus.
Masturbation is the best way to learn about your body and understand how to cultivate pleasure through touch alone. When you masturbate, it’s more than just giving in to your desires, but you’re also getting to know your body sexually. Research has shown that people who masturbate have higher self-esteem, positive body and genital image, and report higher satisfaction in their sex life, according to Dr. Uchenna Ossai, a pelvic health physical therapist and sex educator for LifeStyles Condoms.
The desire to masturbate starts at any age. Many individuals discover masturbation between their tween (pre-teen) and teenage years. This stage in our lives is when we’re doing the most self-discovery. It doesn’t come as a surprise that part of exploring who we are is touching our genitals and experiencing an orgasm for the first time.
Why Should I Masturbate?
We can name numerous benefits as to why you should jack off, but we’ve broken it down into two main categories. The first has exceptional benefits to your health and well-being, and the second helps improve your journey to self-love by showing the best ways to jerk off.
1. Getting Into Men’s Health Benefits Of Masturbation
One of the advantages of turning to masturbation is helping you ease stress. You work hard, get busy, and rarely have time for yourself. And masturbating is a readily available act you can enjoy anytime and anywhere. When you masturbate – endorphins are released – you might know this chemical as the pain-killing hormone, which relieves you from feeling stress.
When you’re giving yourself some TLC – another chemical called dopamine is released in your body and makes you feel good. Dopamine is your pleasure-feeling hormone that’s responsible for feeling contentment. You have high levels of dopamine to thank when you’re left with the feeling of happiness after masturbating.
Aside from mood-boosting effects, self-pleasure can also lead to a mind-blowing orgasm. To put it simply, the more you masturbate, the more you learn how to control your orgasms. Of course, we acknowledge that masturbation is more than just reaching orgasm each time. More importantly, it’s also about allowing yourself to become familiar with your sexual responses through practice.
And if you have one more health reason to be convinced, it’s because masturbation is incredibly safe. It’s a sexual act you can perform anytime and have no risks of getting your partner pregnant, contracting or spreading sexually transmitted disease, and no chance of performance anxiety.
This leads us to the next point – how masturbation can help you improve your self-esteem.
2. On Improving Your Journey To Self-Love
Raise your hand if you’ve personally felt guilty after masturbating for the first time. You might have felt this guilt from the stigma attached to masturbation. People exposed to religious groups, poor sexual education, and oppressed sexual conversations in their social circle typically feel ashamed after masturbating.
It should be outdated today as self-pleasure is an entirely common part of human sexuality.
You can help turn any negative feelings attached to masturbation into a sex-positive mindset through self-pleasure. You gain feelings of trust, security, and calmness in your own body, which counters cortisol levels – the hormone linked to feeling anxiety.
Let’s not forget masturbation gives you the time to explore your sexual fantasies and imagine them in your mind. When you let your mind wander to any sexual fantasy you have, you can better communicate it with your partner. Giving them the inside scoop to your fantasies leads to better sexual satisfaction, and it’s a win-win for both of you.
The same goes when you’re discovering the pleasurable sensations that make you most aroused. You are more familiar with your sexual responses, which helps you communicate yours wants to your partner or future partners and experience more intense orgasms.
Last but most certainly not least, masturbation makes you feel more comfortable in your body. Studies show that comfort in exploring your sexuality is linked to higher self-esteem and body image. Who doesn’t want that?
How Often Should I Masturbate?
Now, you might be wondering, “How often should I masturbate to get these amazing benefits?” The short answer is: It depends entirely on your desire to masturbate. The healthy amount varies from person to person, and it could be once, twice, or several times a day, or only a few times a week or month.
A regular jack-off session is enough sexual activity to make your whole body reap these men’s health and self-improvement benefits.
The only thing you may need to watch out for is excessive masturbation, typically a concern when you find yourself addicted to it.
How Would You Know If You’re Addicted?
There are no health risks with masturbation, but excessive masturbation can lead to swelling in your penis area. This minor dysfunction is called penile edema, caused by fluid in the tissues. If it affects your day-to-day life, like not participating in school, work, or social gatherings to masturbate instead, perhaps you are constantly distracted and thinking of masturbation.
The good news is the swelling should disappear within a day or two. If the swelling continues, seek help from medical professionals to get their advice on how to deal with it.
Now, without further ado, let’s get right into self-pleasure techniques to leave you with a wonderful feeling of satisfaction. Keep on reading to find out what these are.
15 Different Ways To Masturbate
Without further ado, let’s get right into the 15 best self-pleasure techniques to leave you with a wonderful feeling of satisfaction. From easy to advanced male masturbation techniques, here are our tried and tested methods you’ll ever need to have in your tool belt.
1. Apply Lubricant To Help Increase Sexual Stimulation
The first step to enhancing your masturbation session is – lube. Lube should be your best friend by the next time you tease yourself. Contrary to popular belief, lube is not only used as a last resort for helping with penetrative sex or vaginal dryness.
“When you use lube, your options for positions, techniques and even duration of [penetrative] sex expand exponentially,” says Dr. O’Reilly. “Research confirms that lube use is associated with a range of benefits, including higher rates of sexual satisfaction and pleasure.”
Why is that?
When you’re rubbing your genitals for prolonged periods, the friction between your hand and your penis can get a tad uncomfortable. It’s where lubricants come in and save the day. They are great for reducing friction and eliminating chafing, pain, or uncomfortable rubbing you might feel, leaving you with a better experience and a more extended masturbation session.
If you’re a first-time lube user – we understand how overwhelming it can be to choose the right one (especially with all the options available on the market). Here’s a short guide on how to pick the right lube for you.
- Water-based lubricants are the number one pick for most people as they’re the easiest to work with. It takes no effort at all to rinse water-based lube off your body, clothes, or bed sheets. Its main benefit is intensifying erotic touch. It’s widely available, affordable, and comes in scented flavors or unscented options. (Unscented is the safest choice, and you can’t go wrong).
- Silicone-based lubricants last longer than water-based lubricants. Ideally, you would use silicone-based lube for shower masturbation or sex and anal stimulation since they don’t wash off too quickly. You don’t need to reapply silicone-based lube as often, either. However, this can be the downside – washing off silicone-based lube takes longer to do.
- Massage oils or coconut oil focus on functionality and sensory experience. Massage oils typically come in scents with a calming or sexual arousal effect. They make you feel aroused from just breathing it in – adding stimulation to your overall body. The main con with a massage or coconut oil is they’re not compatible with latex (condoms) during penetrative sex.
What to avoid when choosing lube: artificial fragrances like essential oils, colors, and flavors can cause skin irritation. Instead, you can look for safe ingredients that are good for the skin, leaving the head of your penis supple and soft after you masturbate. These ingredients include aloe vera, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, or honey, as they’re great skincare ingredients.
It might take a bit of trial and error to find which type of lube you enjoy working with the most. Once you’re set with your favorite lube, apply a generous amount all over your erect penis. Then, rub it from the head of your penis to the base. And that’s all there is to it – enjoy touching yourself with a bit of help from your new best friend. You can also incorporate lube in the following few masturbation techniques.
2. Use Your Non-Dominant Hand
Research shows that penis owners who have the same sexual routine need to watch more and more extreme porn to get the same level of arousal to get an erect penis. You may also experience decreased arousal and less satisfaction from using the same handover and over again.
“By switching up where the brain signals are coming from, the sensation may be different, so it could trick the brain into feeling new sensations.” according to the Center of Healthy Sex.
Therefore, using your non-dominant hand gives you an entirely different yet exciting experience. Penis havers who use this way to masturbate find it an excellent trick to feel like someone else is stroking your penis head. (Big bonus!)
Pro Tip: If you’re right-handed – use your left hand and if you’re left-handed – use your right hand to make this masturbation technique more pleasure-packed. Take your less dominant hand and stroke your penis from the foreskin down to the shaft. Start with slow movements before gradually increasing the speed. Before you know it, you’ll find the rhythm with your less dominant hand, creating a whole-body sensation.
The reason behind using your non-dominant hand is you’re less in control of the coordination, making your strokes feel a little awkward. It delays the gratification you feel in your body and eventually makes you feel more intense sensations because you’re also stimulating the parts of your penis that are neglected when you use your go-to hand.
3. Start Tickling The Frenulum
Your frenulum is one of the erogenous zones of your penis located behind the glans (head of your penis). It’s a narrow “V” shaped ridge extremely sensitive to touch, making it a completely different way to experience orgasm. You can think of your frenulum as your male g spot.
Men who stroke their frenulum swear this technique is a powerful way to improve their masturbation session too. After all, masturbation is all about exploring new ways to pleasure your body.
To begin stimulating your frenulum, first get into a comfortable position of your choice. Lie down on your bed or sit upright on a comfy chair and have your erect penis rest on your abdomen. You may then take your thumb and slide it up and down lightly where your frenulum is.
Applying lube to your frenulum is a fantastic way to feel a tingling sensation as well. You can take your index finger and start motioning your finger up and down.
Pro Tip: Light feather strokes work best when tackling your frenulum. Remember, your frenulum is very sensitive to touch. You can slowly find the pressure and speed that works best for you and keep going until you slowly feel yourself reach orgasm.
4. Try Tickling Your Balls
Playing with your balls is one of the most normal masturbation techniques out there. And, it’s a new way to masturbate too. Your balls are a highly sensitive part of your body that makes you feel pleasure. When you play with your testicles, blood flows quickly through your body which mimics the feeling of exhilaration.
To begin playing with your balls, take your hand, cup it around the testicles, and gently squeeze it. Experiment with different pressure points that hit the sweet spot. Squeezing too gently can feel like an itch, while squeezing too hard may be too painful. Find the perfect balance for you or your partner.
You can also grab your balls and make small shaking motions to make this masturbation technique work. Slowly shake as if you were holding a pair of dice.
Taking your index finger and stroking downward feels terrific too. You can even go so far as to introduce a sex toy and continue with downward strokes. Other people use cock rings to experience more intense orgasms. To do this, start by placing one testicle inside the loop first, following the second testicle. Make sure to use lube when trying out this technique for your balls to glide in easier.
Health benefit-wise (although it does not sound sexy) – being familiar with your balls or partner’s balls can help you identify irregularities like lumps and swelling that indicate something is off. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer for men and regularly playing with your testicles helps you know when there’s a sudden change.
5. Explore Tickling Your Perineum
Caressing your perineum is a great way to boost sexual stimulation. Your perineum is located between your scrotum and anus (about an inch below your anus) and has many nerve endings. The underside part of your body that’s lesser-known during solo play.
Why is that, you might ask? It’s because your perineum is rarely mentioned in sex education and porn. Think of it as a sidekick in action movies – they’re underrated but critical. And you don’t want to miss out on this sensation, much like how a hero needs their sidekick.
Other names you might have heard your perineum called are taint, gouache, grundle, or gooch.
When you’re in the shower standing up, use one hand to open your butt cheeks and take your other hand vertically, following the shape of your perineum. You can tickle yourself by caressing your perineum gently.
Another way to stimulate your perineum is to gently ‘try and lift yourself with your hand. When you feel pressure in your butt cheeks, you can slowly move your hand upwards and downwards. Introducing your sex toy to this technique is an excellent way to explore your perineum as well. Try this while lying down comfortably on your side with your leg lifted. Then, use your sex toy around this area and stroke it up and down just an inch before your anus.
Much like the frenulum area – tickling your perineum is another way to experience more intense orgasms. It’s a very erotic area of your body you don’t want to miss.
6. Use The OK Method
You can use this sensual technique when you’re looking to slow down and embrace every movement. The OK hand method is your guy, and it’s a very straightforward yet sexy way to do penis stroking.
Take your thumb and index finger and wrap it around your penis, making the A-Okay hand gesture or as if you were measuring the girth of your penis. Begin gliding your hand up and down from the tip of your penis to the shaft.
Applying lube is a fantastic way to let your fingers glide on your penis. Slowly move your fingers up and down before increasing the intensity. Keep on going and keep on going until you feel yourself reach an orgasm.
7. Try The Two-Hand Method
This masturbation technique is a combination of stimulating different erotic zones of your penis.
Lie down and get comfortable with this sensual technique. Using your less dominant hand, go ahead and touch yourself with the stroke that feels the best. You may begin gently before applying more pressure and speed. There’s no need to rush this process.
When you have the rhythm down, now you can introduce your other hand and explore your testicle area. Tickle or lightly squeeze your testicles to start. Don’t worry about not getting the hang of using both your hands at the start – this may take some time to finally get a fluid rhythm going – once you do, keep at it.
Another great area to explore is your perineum, as mentioned above. Position your body with your legs spread out. Then, use your other hand to tease your perineum with your fingers using a light feathery touch.
If you have a sex toy nearby, this is a great time to introduce it to your play. You can take your sex toy and use it for the top of the penis while your other hand stimulates your testicles. Experience multiple orgasms by switching up the two-hand method in different areas of your pelvic floor muscles.
8. Rub The Tip Of Your Penis
Rubbing your penis head or foreskin is one of the most sensitive areas in your penis, and it only makes sense you’re getting more pleasure from touching this area alone.
Apply your favorite lube before rubbing the tip of your penis to lessen the friction. Once you apply your choice of lubricant, you can rub the head of your penis starting from the bottom (of the head) until you reach the top, where your thumb and forefinger meet.
Continue rubbing and rubbing until you begin to feel the heat.
This excitement indicates you’re doing it very well. If you have sex toys with you, it’s a real treat to enhance this technique. Bring it with you to play and keep your sex toys at the tip of your penis. You can also take a cock ring that fits right on your glans and slowly move it up and down. Doesn’t male masturbation feel so good right now?
9. Try Double Fisting (Two hand method)
The two-hand or double-fisted method is when you masturbate with two hands.
Creating a tunnel-like shape with both your hands, your penis is getting every inch taken care of. Although it sounds similar to the ‘Two Hands At Once’ method, it’s pretty different. This technique simulates a closer feeling to penetrative sex than only using one hand.
It’s a new way of ensuring there’s no area in your cock that’s being neglected.
To start the double-fisted technique, form an ‘O’ shape with your hands and stack them on top of one another. Your fingers don’t have to close fully to form the O shape as it would depend on the girth of your penis and hand size. Adding lube right about now would be the cherry on top of this method.
Now, with your two fists making the tunnel shape, lower it down to your waist. You can begin gliding your penis in and out of your hands, covering the entire surface area. One hand may have some free space towards the end, which is alright.
If you find there’s a bit of space on the hand stacked on top, you can close your forefinger and middle finger towards your thumb, creating a ‘wall’ or ‘barrier’ for your penis to reach. It’s an excellent way to tighten the space for your penis to enter.
When you’re ready to take this up a notch, you can use this method by standing up or sitting up at the edge of your bed with your legs on the ground. Start thrusting your hips up and down while your penis goes inside your tubed-shaped hands. Think of it as if you were doing some hip thrusts while working out at the gym. Continue thrusting your hips up and down until you reach climax.
For uncircumcised penises, the double-fisted technique is how you can stroke your foreskin as well as the base of your cock. If you’re circumcised, you’ll be sure to feel a more robust sensation all over your penis.
Pro Tip: Sit on the edge of your bed (a chair might not work as well, but you can give it a shot) and spread your legs open. With your dominant hand, place it under your leg (right hand – under right leg, left hand – under left leg) and grab the base of your penis from there. You can bend over as generously as you can or simply tiptoe your dominant leg. With your free hand, form the ‘O’ shape and begin moving your hands up and down. Don’t worry if you’re not flexible. You know you’re still doing it right when you feel pleasure all over your entire body.
10. Experience Prostate Milking
If you’ve never heard of prostate milking before, it’s worth exploring this new way of getting sexual pleasure. Prostate play is when you massage your prostate until milky fluid (called prostate fluid) comes out.
Locating your prostate (AKA male G-spot) is similar to when you’re getting a prostate exam, only this time, you’re performing this stimulation independently.
You can take your lubricated forefinger or middle finger and push gently upward from your rectum. Ensure your fingernails are trimmed before inserting your finger inside the prostate. When you feel a wall inside your back door, you’ll know you hit the prostate. It has highly sensitive spots that make you feel a sexual response right away.
You’ll know it’s easier to massage your prostate because it feels soft and fleshy. The more aroused you are, the easier it will be to stimulate the prostate. It will also give you the feeling of needing to pee – this is a perfectly normal reaction, and you won’t be peeing on yourself.
A prostate orgasm is also very different from a regular male orgasm, and you’ll feel a more powerful sensation when you ejaculate p-spot fluid. It’s important to note not all men ejaculate prostate fluid after orgasm from a prostate milking because it’s harder to identify semen and prostate fluid as they’re both present when you come.
Some men find this way to orgasm unpleasurable, while others swear this is one of the most pleasurable ways to experience a powerful orgasm. Try it out for yourself to see if you enjoy this technique.
11. Practice Edging
Are you looking to experience multiple orgasms? Edging is the practice of engaging in sexual stimulation to the point of ejaculation and stopping abruptly before starting again. The goal of edging is to let you enjoy sexual pleasure for longer. It’s an intense practice that requires control. It also helps stop premature ejaculation – an issue 1 out of 3 men face.
To practice edging, you’ll want to touch yourself using your favorite technique listed in this article until you reach just the edge of an orgasm. Then stop. This method also works by slowing down the intensity level you’re performing instead of stopping abruptly. You’ll feel just at the edge of excitement before you reach an orgasm.
Perform it again by switching up your position or technique to stimulate yourself. When you’re about to stimulate yourself, you can reapply lube, try the “OK” method, or try the frenulum method.
You can perform edging twice, thrice, or even more if you’re feeling up to it before you finally let yourself orgasm. Just be sure to repeat this only enough times to still keep you interested in reaching orgasm and not lose enjoyment.
The benefits of edging are immaculate. It’s a sexy way to amp up the heat during foreplay when you’re with your partner; it increases your stamina during sex, and teasing yourself or your partner to the point of orgasm will give them better sexual satisfaction. It truly helps you learn better what works for your partner and your partner knowing what works best for you.
12. Try A Hands-Free Masturbator
Among vibrating cock rings, massagers, butt plugs, and dildos, the most popular of the lot is the male masturbator, and for a good reason too. Hands-free masturbators simulate the experience of penetrative sex without having a partner.
And no, it’s not just for people who don’t have partners – it’s ideal for filling the gaps for when you’re not having partnered sex. You can enjoy the pleasure of a hands-free masturbator at absolutely any time.
Many masturbators vibrate and control their temperature to mimic our body temperature. There are different masturbators on the market, and these can take the form of an egg, bowling pin, or pitcher to replicate a proper shape to glide your penis in perfectly. The most advanced masturbators even come with post-performance analytics to help you know what to do better in real life.
13. Masturbate In Different Positions
There’s nothing like spicing up your jerk-off session with a new position you haven’t tried before. It’s easy to get into the same masturbation position you know and love, but there are a ton of spine-tingling positions that make you feel oh-so-good – if not better than what position you’re in. Here are the best jerking-off positions to try out:
- Try resting your back against a wall to give you the fantasy of having sex up against a wall, and it’s seriously hot. You can bend your knees as if you were doing a wall sit to support your back better. Begin stroking your penis, frenulum, or perineum with the most pleasurable technique that gets you aroused. When you’re about to reach orgasm, you can face the wall and ejaculate on it.
- Try masturbating in the doggy style. On your bed, get on your hands and knees before taking one hand and stimulating your penis. This position is excellent for perineum or anal play as well.
- Try sitting up on a chair. If you have a body-hugging chair or a massage chair that you sink into, that would be ideal. If not, an office chair works just as well. Sit on your chair and have your legs spread out. You can also place your legs on your desk to spice things up.
- And finally, if there’s a wilder position you can safely try – it’s the shoulder stand. First, you need to lie down while positioning your body to your bed frame. Lift your legs over to your bed frame and rest them on the wall. Slowly inch your shoulders as close as you can to the bed frame while resting your head on your bed.
14. Masturbate In New Places
Masturbating in new places helps you spike up the thrill. Going to a new location is a great way to mix it up besides trying new techniques. When you’re regularly masturbating in the same place (on your desk or bed) and doing the same techniques over and over again can get dull.
You can simply try masturbating in new locations around your house like the kitchen counter, edge of your desk, lawn chair in your backyard, or shower/bathtub to help you unleash any kitchen, shower, or backyard fantasies.
You can try masturbating in places outside your house (these are not necessarily in a public place with people walking around), but somewhere outdoors that is private enough. Try masturbating in a hotel room to fulfill any of your hotel room scapes. Maybe do it in a cozy log cabin in the middle of nowhere. You could also try it on top of a mountain while hiking.
The key to making you feel excited is to set the mood in any of these places. When you’re feeling daring enough to try, make this experience count.
15. Play With Ice Cubes While Masturbating
To sum it up perfectly, holding ice cubes equals having cold fingers. The sensation of ice-cold fingers creates a sensational way of touching your genitals.
This hand job technique is simple: take some ice cubes and hold them in your hand for a few seconds to a minute. Once you can no longer hold the ice and your fingers are nice and cold, get to stroking, caressing, or tickling your penis and other erotic zones.
Pro Tip: Save the ice cubes in a bowl to dip your fingers in again once your hands lose the cold feeling.
The goal of self-pleasure is to make you learn more about yourself and what you enjoy the most.
Now that you know how to jerk off, go forth and enjoy your pleasure-packed ride. Using a combination of sensual techniques is all it takes to give you the best masturbation session every time.
Take advantage of exploring your body to improve your sexual satisfaction and love life; that’s all there is to it.