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

Masturbation May is an annual event celebrating our right to pleasure! To honor this special holiday, we’ve created a hands-on guide, containing the best resources and products to enhance solo play. This collection of articles is designed to inspire you throughout the month of May- offering you the best tips and tricks to elevate your masturbation experience.

Want to get to the good stuff fast? Check out the sex toys mentioned in this blog:


  1. What is Masturbation?
  2. How to Masturbate
  3. Using Sex Toys for Masturbation
  4. Owning Your Pleasure: A Guide to Great Solo Sex
  5. The Best Sex Toys for Solo Sex

What is Masturbation?

Masturbation is when someone stimulates sensitive areas of their body, in an effort to arouse or pleasure themselves. Masturbation can, in many ways, promote a more fulfilling sex life by equipping people with the knowledge and the language to express their authentic desires.

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Sexy Alternatives to Intercourse
Orgasms 101

How to Masturbate

There are endless ways to experience and express your pleasure. In this portion of our 101 Masturbation Guide, you can access our favorite written content about how to masturbate and inspire new pathways to pleasure!

How to Masturbate
How to Orgasm
How to Have Multiple Orgasms
How to Touch the Clitoris
How to Find the G-Spot
How to Syntribate
How to Have an Orgasm without Using Your Hands
A Beginner's Guide to Mutual Masturbation

Using Sex Toys for Masturbation

Many people use sex toys to enhance or customize their pleasure. Sex toys allow people to experience new sensations, and can help individuals have more reliable orgasms. They can also be used during partnered sex, improving focus by limiting the amount of work each partner is responsible for in bed. In this section of our Masturbation Guide, get to know some of the most popular sex toys on the market, how to use a sex toy, and so much more!

A Beginner's Guide to Using Sex Toys
Finding a Sex Toy with Gender Dysphoria
How to Pick Out a Sex Toy
How to Clean Your Sex Toys
How to Clean Your Stroker
Better Than Your Hand: The Wonderful World of Strokers
The Perfect Fit: A Beginner's Guide to Cock Rings
The Best Places to Use Your Suction Cup Toy
It's a Wanderful Life: A Guide to Wand Vibrators
Hunting for Rabbits: A Beginner's Guide to Rabbit Vibrators
How to Choose a Butt Plug
Anal Training 101: How to Size Up Your Butt Plug
The Lube Guide: Find Your Perfect Formula

Owning Your Pleasure: A Guide to Great Solo Sex

Have you ever heard the saying: “Pleasure begins in the brain?” While masturbation often involves some component of physical touch, it is often coupled or deeply entangled with an individual’s emotions. Learn how to claim your desires and overcome barriers to pleasure in this portion of our Masturbation Guide.

A Student Guide to Masturbating in College
10 Ways to Enhance Masturbation
How Weed Can Enhance Your Pleasure
Here's Why You're Having Trouble Orgasming
A Beginner's Guide to Prioritizing Pleasure
How to Feel Deserving of Pleasure
How to Express Gratitude for Pleasure
How to Set a Pleasure Intention
How to Practice Orgasm Gratitude 

The Best Sex Toys for Solo Sex

Need help finding a sex toy for masturbation? At Lovers, you can find quality sex toys that cater to a variety of interests and budgets. It's easier than ever to discover best-selling sex toys & lubricants, available in our online and retail store locations. Need to find something fast? Take a look at some of our favorite toys below!

Snailvibe OG
, $160.00

Meet the Snailvibe OG- the latest innovation in dual stimulation, designed to hit every touchpoint of the vulva! Equipped with their patented Slide N Roll Technology, the Snailvibe OG can maintain consistent contact with all of your favorite erogenous zones, and with 5 unique settings in each coil, you can explore a staggering 600+ pleasure combos.

Inya Rose
, $59.00

The Inya Rose is the perfect toy for solo & partnered exploration. Inspired by one of nature's most erotic plants, this discreet, waterproof sex toy uses air to gently stimulate the clitoris or nipples, while the silicone petals send vibration rippling outwards. Want to know what the hype is all about? Explore up to seven variations of power with this vibrating rose's intuitive, single button interface. 

SVAKOM Sam Neo, $129.00
The Sam Neo is an automated stroker that sucks and vibrates from tip to base. Feel the overwhelming strength of the Sam Neo's built-in vacuum, designed to mimic and enhance the sensations of a classic blowjob. Users can customize their experience with up to five different suction patterns and an intelligent, app controlled interface. 

Discover the delicious sensation of anal play with this three-piece training kit that offers gradual size increases so you can take your time discovering this special kind of satisfaction! Creamy smooth silicone reduces friction and glides easily with lubricant, while the slight flexibility in the handle moves with your body so you can focus solely on pleasure!

This is a cordless version of the iconic Magic Wand Vibrator! Bust through troublesome knots in your muscles or work your way to a toe-curling climax with the variety of settings on this body massager and a cordless design. The head is flexible and soft, but firm enough to take you where you want to go. 

 This multipurpose vibrator is perfect for many pleasurable activities - from light massages to clitoral stimulation. The Touch X stimulates with ease thanks to its powerful motor and slim shape that adapts to all your curves. 8 whisper-quiet intensity levels means you can find the one that will take you all the way to 'O' without anyone else having to know. 

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Further Readings

Pleasure Awakening - The Ultimate Guide to Self Discovery: Lovers
Lovers Pleasure University - Modern Pleasure Education: Lovers
Orgasms 101 - A Guide to Every Type of Orgasm: Lovers



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