“Full sex” in a relationship is not always an option. For some couples distance is a barrier. For others pain conditions or phases of low desire and arousal might make you want to avoid sexual intimacy altogether.
For all of these phases in our lives (which are normal from time to time!), we believe there is a solution that helps maintain or reignite sizzling chemistry: mutual masturbation!
While many other sources may refer to what we call outercourse (stimulating another person’s genitals and erogenous zones) as mutual masturbation — we are talking about masturbating yourself while your partner does the same, to themselves.
If you’ve been in a long distance relationship for a while, you are likely to know what we are talking about!
The people have spoken
According to a survey done by sexual wellness brand SmileMakers, they quizzed their community whether getting off with a partner was on the cards.
121 people replied that they were already fans while 41 people answered…NO WAY!
So what is so taboo to the 26%? Feelings of vulnerability? Or maybe the idea of masturbating together with a partner seems less intimate.
Here’s what they found out from these mutual-masturbation enthusiasts, as well as tips on how to enjoy it with your partner.