The Kama Sutra is, at its heart, a playbook for mind-blowing sex. Different positions, alternating speeds and even radical new techniques for foreplay are all detailed in this ancient book, and men who want to really up the ante in the bedroom can find much to enjoy here. However, much of a man's sex life might take place when he's completely alone, and the book is remarkably silent on masturbation techniques. In fact, the author seems to suggest that masturbation shouldn't be part of a man's day-to-day penis care routine.
Thankfully, with a close reading and a little creativity, men can find out more about how to put their minds to use in masturbation, and with a little help from the Kama Sutra, they may experience pleasures they never thought possible. Here are just a few tips to get the party started.
Couples that follow the Kama Sutra are expected to try out different positions regularly, experimenting with where their bodies meet and the sensations new poses can bring. Masturbating men can bring this same sense of experimentation to their own self-pleasure sessions by varying:
- Hand position
Men who always use their right hand might enjoy experimenting with the left, or bringing in a feather or trying out the act with a different type of lotion. Mixing up the technique means awakening different nerve fibers, and the results can be impressive.
Use the Mind
Much of the advice given in this ancient book involves preparing the mind for sex. Couples are encouraged to look at one another, talk to one another and touch one another frequently. Masturbation sessions, on the other hand, tend to be quick-and-dirty affairs that start and end abruptly, with no real thought at all.
Slowing down might mean fantasizing extensively before the clothes hit the floor, preparing the mind for the pleasures yet to come. Then, as the action starts, focusing on the feelings involved while continuing to fantasize could bring a man to a peak that might have eluded him, had he moved a little faster with less imagination involved.
Preparing the mind for pleasure also means remembering that sex is a healthy, zesty activity that stimulates the body while relaxing the nerves. Just as there's nothing wrong with spicing up a partner's sex life and making intimacy just a little more intriguing, there's nothing amiss with making the body feel pleasure. A mind that's free of thoughts of guilt, blame and shame is a mind that's willing to go slowly, letting the pleasure build and build without allowing any pain to creep in.
Men who work hard to keep their minds open and guilt at bay might be less likely to bash their equipment with fast and furious strokes, and they might be less likely to cause miniscule tears that could lead to bends and scarring. In short, refining the mind could make tomorrow's masturbation less painful, too, and it could keep a man's equipment ready for a bout of play with a partner.
Much of the Kama Sutra involves cleaning up after sex and rewarding the body for the hard work it's done in the bedroom. Couples are advised to wash up thoroughly, preferably together, and apply soothing lotions to any spot that seems a little sore. After masturbation, men might follow this tip by cleaning up with a cool rinse and a pat dry with a towel. Applying a penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) can help to soothe sore skin and keep benign bacteria from rising up and colonizing nearly tissues. This product can also keep sensory cells in shape, so they'll be ready for the amazing sex that's sure to come from a man's new knowledge of his sensual capabilities.