Call me old-fashioned, but we've gotten a little too 'lax about what we call self-care. So much of what we've tossed into that basket is just consumerism disguised as “treating yourself.” We're encouraged to take the latest gut health supplement and buy expensive under eye creams—all of which are lovely but ultimately superficial.
True self-care is taking the time to do something that is solely for your own pleasure. And what can be more pleasurable than an orgasm?
It's Never Too Late To Learn
If you have yet to hop on the masturbation train, or you’re ready to make your self-pleasure practice a priority, Pollack has a few simple tips you can follow.
1. Make sure whatever you’re doing is clean. Wash your hands, wash your toys, and only use products that are labeled as body-safe.
2. Follow wherever your mind goes. Don’t overthink it, and just start playing with the first idea that pops into your mind.
3. Upgrade your favorite nightly routine. Love bathtime? You’ll love it even more when you add a WaterSlyde to the mix. This aquatic simulator offers an unbelievable amount of pleasure while providing the cleanest, safest route to self-sex yet.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you decide to peruse your local sex store, don’t be afraid to ask one of the reps for assistance. Trust me; they’ve heard it all.
“Exploring is the fun part,” Pollack said. “Explorers don’t just go to their destination. They enjoy the journey.”
So, embrace the journey. There's no wrong way to self-pleasure, and no one is keeping score. Take your time and enjoy it. After all, sexual pleasure isn’t only a human right, it's self-care. And we all could use a little bit more of that.