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 The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters! Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. I gave hubby HIV » Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards I gave my husband HIV and watched him die Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.