While many of us are feeling estranged from our loved ones, teetering on the brink of a nervous breakdown and beginning to crave human interaction beyond a Zoom conference, there are limited options for boosting our moods and our libidos. In times when human touch can feel out of reach, self-pleasure is a precious commodity. This pasttime not only makes the hours fly by, but it also has some seriously beneficial kickbacks for your mind, body, and soul. But Michaela, you may say, the world is crumbling outside my window, how can I think of these things at a time like this? And to that I tell you, I’m here to make an argument for the benefits of solo sex in self-isolation. I’ve come armed with a guide to female-friendly porn sites to stoke your fire. Charge your vibrators: the world may feel like it’s ending, but you have calories to burn and happy hormones to boost. Here’s how a little self-love will help you feel better, and not just in the moment.
“In times when human touch can feel out of reach, self-pleasure is a precious commodity.”
There’s no better time than during this intermission of quarantine to learn the in’s and out’s of your personal pleasure. Take it seriously, schedule it into your to-do list and take time to feel into it as you would with a romantic partner. One of the biggest benefits you can gain from this is coming out the other side fluent in your own pleasure.