Solo Sex…Finding New Ways to Feel Good
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Solo Sex…Finding New Ways to Feel Good

It’s no secret, and we believe it should be a secret at all, that some of people's most intense pleasurable sensations come from masturbation. Whether you’re dating, partnered, or single, self-pleasure is stress-relieving, enjoyable, and a fun way to discover the kinds of touches and techniques you like on your terms. Science has shown that masturbation has a range of positive benefits, including improving sleep, boosting your mood, and improving sexual performance with a partner. Orgasms trigger the release of dopamine and oxytocin, two “feel-good” hormones that, with a partner, promote bonding and connection; when flying solo, they reduce the stress hormone cortisol, increase happiness, and can even enhance self-esteem. 

Need more reasons to put solo sex on the agenda? Masturbation has physical benefits, too. People assigned male at birth (AMAB) who ejaculate more frequently may have a lower risk of prostate cancer, and people assigned female at birth (AFAB) can experience less-painful menstrual cramps and relief from vaginal dryness, among other perks. Both sexes can experience increased libido, stronger orgasms, and a greater sense of satisfaction in relationships. 

While there’s no “right” way to masturbate, many people use accessories like toys and lubricants to intensify sensations. Toys can excite the mind and imagination and physically stimulate erogenous zones in different ways than fingers, tongues, or genitals can. The right to may make you orgasm more quickly or powerfully. Lubricants often allow the perfect amount of friction or wetness for even the most sensitive areas so you can stay comfortable during longer solo sex sessions. “Too much of a good thing” applies to masturbation, too. If you’re in pain or feeling desensitized after masturbating, try changing up your techniques or even reducing your frequency to ensure the only thing you feel during self-pleasure is, well, pleasure. 

At Mayer Labs, we pride ourselves on creating science-backed, proven products for any pleasurable moment. Our premium water-based and silicone lubricants provide long-lasting moisture and are specially formulated with gentle ingredients. If silicone toys are part of your masturbation plan, choose a water-based lubricant; otherwise, both kinds are safe and effective for any intimate area or activity. Mayer Labs also just introduced a natural toy and body cleaner using natural ingredients including botanicals to ensure that you and your intimate accessories are ready for pleasure when the moment strikes. If you’re seeking out a new sensation, give our lubes a swirl or test out our toy cleaner on a favorite toy. Mayer Labs products are tested in our labs and proven in the bedroom—check out our full lineup at