Forget a Sex on the Beach. Make your next bar order an actual sex toy instead.
You can do just that at Love Joule, a new masturbation bar in Tokyo, Japan, that, according to the Tokyo Reporter, is the first Ã¢â‚¬Å“love and sex bar dedicated to women.Ã¢â‚¬Â Reportedly, the proprietor is hoping the pleasant atmosphere will encourage women to more openly discuss masturbation. If the atmosphere doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do it, the wall of vibrators behind the bar might.
Okay, sure, a Ã¢â‚¬Å“love and sexÃ¢â‚¬Â bar is pretty wild, and likely not going to pop up on Main Street, USA, anytime soon. But before you laugh, know this: solo sex isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just for the brave (or the Japanese). Masturbation is actually great for you, sex-toy menu or otherwise.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Female masturbation is importantÃ¢â‚¬”not just because itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fun, but because it helps improve your sexual self-confidence,Ã¢â‚¬Â says sex and relationship expert Trina Read, Ph.D., and author of Till Sex Do Us Part: Make Your Married Sex Irresistible.
Research shows that the more you double-click the mouse, the more youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll crave sex. And not only will you want sex more often, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be a better experience overall if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re familiar with what turns you on and gets you off.
Considering that most women canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t orgasm from penile-vaginal intercourse alone, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d say itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pretty vital to your sexual satisfaction to figure out just how to handle yourself with the other tools at your disposal. And if your tool of choice happens to be a sex toy (like, say, the kind sold at Love Joule), check out our recommendations for best toys for couples.
Final self-love tip: DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t forget the slick stuff. Research shows that adding lubrication to sex (or even masturbation) can increase pleasure.
More from WH:
The Art of Masturbation
The Best Lubes for Hot Sex
How to Introduce Sex Toys in Your Relationship
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