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 » Join Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » How porn addiction can affect your sex life Fun facts on STIs 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 The history of the vibrator More: SexSex tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Innovative hearing aids can now interact online Second Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Live healthier Nutrition crisis! » Good nutrition on the job will give you the edge Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. E-cigarettes less risky? » E-cigarettes not an acceptable alternative to most smokers UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.