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Can Masturbation Improve Your Orgasm During Sex? It's Worth A Try

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Having a good sex life can become a lifelong pursuit. Even as you enter adulthood, it's fun to continue learning new ways to improve skills in the sack. With this in mind, you may wonder if masturbation can improve your orgasm during sex? A little self-love just might bring your partnered sex life to the next level. It's well worth the effort and,hey, there are worse ways to spend your time.

There are many reasons a woman may want to improve her orgasm during partnered sex. In fact, only about a quarter of women regularly orgasm at all during penis-in-vagina intercourse, according to the website for Psychology Today. And it has nothing to do with emotional intimacy or the partner's skills, so to speak. Rather, most partnered sex does not provide sufficient clitoral stimulation for the woman to orgasm, as further explained by Psychology Today. The majority of women need a little extra stimulation to climax.

This is where those masturbatory skills come into play. For starters, masturbation helps a person learn more about their own body. Overall likes, dislikes, and general responsiveness may be discovered without any pressure. Once you know what's up, you can direct your partner to touch those areas during sex, according to HuffPo. And if that doesn't work, you can take over and bring yourself to orgasm. Basically? There is no downside.

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Although it is private, joy-inducing, and free, masturbation has gotten a bad rap over the years. For many people, it remains something of a taboo subject. This is all to say: if you have made it to adulthood and don't know how to masturbate, don't worry. There are plenty of other people in this position, and it's not like this stuff is taught in a classroom. To kick things off, take a look at Bustle's guide on how to masturbate, female-style. Give yourself the time and space to practice, and get to work. In no time, you'll have a whole new skill set to incorporate into partnered sex as well, plus a much higher likelihood of orgasming.