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23 Ways To Make Jerking Off Even Better

Because there's more than one way to rub one out.

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Let's be honest: When you have a penis, masturbating is a pretty straightforward affair — but that doesn't mean you can't mix things up.

To help you get some new ideas, BuzzFeed asked people of all ages, genders, and sexualities to describe the nitty-gritty of how they actually masturbate. Here are tips from our readers with penises that you might want to try yourself.

1. Go to town on a folded body pillow (then, you know, wash it).

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"I have a body pillow with a super soft cover, and I recently discovered that folding it over and screwing it is quite the amazing substitute. The biggest and best Os I've ever had and my hand is enjoying its vacation."

—19/Male/Bisexual

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3. Or DIY one with a plastic bag, lotion, and petroleum jelly.

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"I get hand lotion, mix it with some petroleum jelly, and put it in a plastic baggie. I put the baggie on my cock and wank for five minutes. I stop, and wait to get a little harder, then wank til I cum.”

—29/Male/Straight

4. Try out a Jerk Off Instruction video or audio.

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"What really works for me is JOI (Jerk Off Instruction), type of porn where someone — usually a woman — gives you specific instructions on what to do. Instructions including how fast to go, how long for, and sometimes asking you to eat the semen you've just produced."

—24/Male/Asexual

5. Use a vibrator on your balls and perineum.

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"I use my girlfriend's vibrator on and around my balls. The vibrator really amplifies things. Wish I would have known about that when I was in high school."

—30/Male/Straight

6. Go hands free by masturbating face-down on your bed.

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"I always take a super soft blanket and lay it down on my bed, usually folded a few times to make it thicker. Then I set up some porn on my laptop and just lay on my stomach with my dick against the blanket. Then I just move my hips back and forth or up and down so my dick would rub against the blanket until I orgasm."

—20/Male/Gay

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7. Try stimulating yourself anally with a finger or two.

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"Most commonly, I just jack off and I lube up a finger or two and stick them up in my butt. Let me tell you: It feels awesome to have both your prostate and your penis stimulated at the same time."

—19/Male/Bisexual

8. Or with some prostate-stimulating toys.

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"I have a variety of toys that go in my butt — plugs, dildos, beads, and a prostate massager. I will start with a dildo. As I get closer to orgasm, I switch from my dildo/whatever is in my ass, to my prostate massager. The vibrations added with pushing it in and out usually drive me crazy to the point where I just grab my dick and jerk it until I cum."

—26/Male/Bisexual

9. Invest in a Fleshlight or another masturbation sleeve.

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"Seriously, it's worth it. Girls can have vibrators and dildos and stuff — it should be just as acceptable for guys to have toys that feel like having sex. Fleshlight reigns supreme, but Tenga Eggs are cheap and available on Amazon Prime."

—24/Male/Straight

10. Watch yourself get off on your webcam or in the mirror.

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"I usually enjoy watching myself get hard and get off over my webcam and pretending like people are watching. I'm not enough of an exhibitionist to actually stream it anywhere, but it helps turn me on."

—30/Nonbinary/Pansexual

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11. Try edging, or getting close to orgasm several times without actually letting yourself come.

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"Try not to come too quick. When you feel it start to pop, STOP. Wait until things have calmed back down then do the whole thing three or four more times."

—27/Male

12. Get off by just rubbing the head of your dick.

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"Instead of stroking the shaft, I usually press my penis down flat and just rub the head rapidly — and lightly at first — with one hand and the other hand pressed on top for added pressure."

—31/Male/Bi

14. Stimulate it ~sideways~ instead of up and down.

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"Instead of gripping it and jerking like most guys, I lay my penis flat on my belly and rub it until I cum. Almost like rolling dough into a breadstick shape."

—24/Male/Gay

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16. Try out some alternative underwear choices to switch things up.

"Don't knock until you try it. My girlfriend had me wear her silky panties one time and I really dug it, so I tried masturbating in them too (with her permission obviously). 10/10, would recommend that orgasm."

—28/Male/Straight

17. Challenge yourself to time your orgasm with the ~money shot~ in the porn you're watching.

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"I typically watch porn of some sort from one of those well-known tube sites. I usually draw it out for quite awhile. And when I cum, I will often time it along with the money shot in whatever scene I am watching."

—32/Male/Straight

18. Or thrust to mimic movements of the scene.

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"I sit in a kneeling position in front of my laptop and just stroke my dick and I often will fantasize that I'm in the porn. Sometimes I'll thrust to mimic the movements of having sex."

—21/Male/Straight-ish

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21. Alternate between using a full fist and a few fingers.

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"I usually use just my thumb, index, and middle finger to jerk off, but will alternate full fist as well. They're pretty different sensations and switching it up helps."

—27/Male/Gay

22. Upgrade your lube.

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"I've always liked a good lube better than lotion or Vaseline. I mean, it exists for a reason. My favorite is Boy Butter. Little squirt of that and I go to town."

—30/Male/Gay

23. Try the good ol' numb arm trick so it feels like someone else is doing the work.

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"I sit on my left had while I watch porn. It quickly falls asleep. As I am right handed, once you've successfully made the left hand fall asleep, you get to business. The numbness makes it feel like someone else is doing the wanking! Good times."

—32/Male/Straight

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