Guest written by Rain Andersen (@wearenotfriends_) a veteran sworker with eight years in adult entertainment and three years working for Lovers.

This April, Lovers Stores is celebrating Sexual Awakenings. In honor of our monthly spotlight theme, we are encouraging you to explore new sensations and enhance your favorite forms of pleasure! Continue reading, to find ten ways that you can level up your pleasure this Spring.

Do Sex Toys Enhance Masturbation?: 100%. Experiment with a new sensation by investing in a different style of sex toy. Trying different styles of sex toys can help us to tap into experiences we never dreamed of enjoying and with so many innovations in pleasure technology, finding the perfect pleasure companion has never been easier. Check out the newest innovations at Lovers Stores now!

How To Blend Your Orgasm: A coveted style of orgasm- want to experience the Blended O? Try two forms of stimulation at once to produce a blended orgasm. You can trigger a blended orgasm by overwhelming the nervous system with erotic stimuli. Try stimulating the nipples and clitoris simultaneously, or the prostate and penis. With so many areas to pamper, you are sure to find your perfect pleasure combination.

How to Edge During Masturbation: Did you know that edging leads to more powerful orgasms? Intentionally delay your orgasm to build up intensity. Edging is one way that you can extend your pleasure, experience greater peaks, and familiarize with your body. We recommend edging during masturbation or with a partner for more nuanced, powerful orgasms. To learn more about edging, check out our blog, On the Edge of Self Discovery.

How Sensory Play Enhances Touch: You don't need a partner to experience sensory play, simply use a blindfold or ball gag to enhance your own senses. The body is quite remarkable in its ability to balance and react to erotic stimuli. You'll find that by eliminating access to certain senses, other forms of stimulation can become more intense. We refer to these forms of touch as 'muted pleasure.' Try touching yourself through a layer of hosiery, or add a surprising flavored element to ignite the senses.

Why Should I Add a Lubricant to Masturbation?:  Lube makes pleasure better, by yourself or with a partner. You can enhance comfort and glide with a new lubricant. Lubricants come in a variety of formulas, thicknesses, flavors, and textures. Finding a lubricant that suits your body chemistry and preferences can completely change the dynamic of your sexual experiences. Some things to consider when buying a lubricant include: whether the lubricant is compatible with your sex toy, whether the lubricant contains sugar or glycerin's (this contributes to how sticky a lube is), and what the density of the lubricant is (thicker lubricants create a pillowy layer between the skin). Learn more about this style of product with our Lube Guide.

Where Should I Masturbate?: Change the scenery! Masturbate in a new location to build excitement. Finding a new setting, scent, or sound to experience helps us to preserve a sense of adventure. Explore the unexpected (safely, and with your discretion) by making small adjustments to your setting. This could be masturbating in a secluded area or it could be investing in a silky set of sheets.

Should I Try a Stimulant?: Adding a personal stimulant enhances blood flow and heightens sensation. Stimulants are creams, gels, lotions, or sprays that create a tingling or buzzing effect on the skin, usually accompanied by a cooling or warming sensation. Stimulants are a quick and easy way of leveling up your sensations, whether they are used with a vibrator, or shared with a partner.

What Are the Best Positions for Masturbation?: Any position that's comfortable to you, but you can switch up positions to find new areas of stimulation. Many people refer to changing positions as the 'band-aid' of sexual monotony, but changing positions can also offer you better access to your favorite erogenous zones. Try mixing up positions to see what shapes best pair with each style of stimulation. You can find tons of inspiration in our blog How to Masturbate.

Can I Have Multiple Orgasms?: YES! Any body can. Pleasure yourself after orgasm to trigger a second climax. This style of stimulation is referred to as the 'multiple orgasm.' We are all capable of experiencing multiple orgasms. If you'd like to know how you can have multiple orgasms, take a look at our blog, How to Have Multiple Orgasms.

What Do Personal Supplements Do?: Add a performance enhancement pill to turn up the volume. Performance enhancement pills are available in a number of unique blends, many of them designed to increase blood flow, reduce recovery time, and produce bigger erections. You can also find pills that help to enhance your bodies natural flavor, lubrication, and sensitivity. To find a supplement that rocks your world, visit us at LoversStores.com or any of our 42 retail locations.

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Further Readings

10 Ways to Maximize Pleasure During Sex: Men's Journal
How to Get More Pleasure Out of the Most Common Sex Positions: Shape
Have the Most Satisfying Sex Possible: Everyday Health