Home > Sex > Sex tips Updated 11 March 2014 Turn yourself on Have you ever pleasured yourself? Do you know what makes you tingle all over? 0 Shutterstock Check Are you a sex addict? » Ask Sexologist » Talk Heart to heart » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » The science of orgasms explained Is it true love? Have you ever pleasured yourself? Do you know what makes you tingle all over? Masturbation is one of the great pleasures of life. It is a fantastic stress-buster and helps you to relax completely, cope better with life’s challenges and sleep better at night. It is also very empowering to know your body’s intimate secrets and to be able to produce so much pleasure on your own. Furthermore, it helps for a great sex life. Think about it - how can you expect your partner to press all the right buttons, if you don't know where they are yourself?Most men are comfortable with masturbation – after all they start playing with their tools from an early age! Many women, however, feel uncomfortable about it, as if it’s something “dirty” only bad girls do. There could be many reasons for this, but the simplest explanation is that most people just don’t talk about it. It’s a taboo subject in many homes and often only mentioned in a few boys jokes on the side.Don’t miss out on all the fun. Masturbation is good for you. Find a private space, set the mood and let the games begin...If you're a man and you’ve got two hands, just do what comes naturally. If you're a woman, the path to pleasure is slightly more subtle. Here's a helping hand:Discover where your erogenous zones areMassage your inner thighsStroke your tummy and your breastsPlay with your nipplesFind out what makes your body tingle all overAs the excitement builds, let your fingers move southTouch the sensitive parts of your inner labia and start stimulating your clitoris Don’t know where your clitoris is? Follow this map: Guide your fingers to the top of your vaginal opening and explore the area gently. Gently press and circle with your fingers - you will immediately know when you found the spot. Once you're there, tap your clitoris and gradually increase the speed until your body explodes.Visit our Sex Centre(Photo of sexy woman from Shutterstock) More in Sex Good, clean fun with your mouth More: SexSex tips advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.